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Laura Odessa GrayAge: 77 years19181995

Name
Laura Odessa Gray
Given names
Laura Odessa
Surname
Gray
Married name
Laura Odessa Powers
Birth May 11, 1918

Historical Event
World War I
between 1917 and November 1918

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_War_I
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918

Note: Spanish Influenza killed over 500,000 people in the United States, and somewhere between 20 and 40 million in what has been cited as the most devastating epidemic in history - http://virus.stanford.edu/uda/
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 11 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Depression
Birth of a daughter
#1Joyce Annette Powers
July 30, 1938 (Age 20 years)

Birth of a son
#2Ronald Ernest Powers
January 2, 1943 (Age 24 years)

Birth of a son
#3Donald Douglas Powers
January 2, 1943 (Age 24 years)

Death of a sonRonald Ernest Powers
January 2, 1943 (Age 24 years)

Death of a sonDonald Douglas Powers
January 2, 1943 (Age 24 years)

Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 23 years)

Note: The United States enters World War II after the attack at Pearl Harbor, a global war that involved the vast majority of the world's nations and including all of the great powers - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_War_II
Historical Event
Korean War
between 1950 and 1953 (Age 31 years)
Note: The Korean War was a war between the Republic of Korea (South Korea), supported by the United Nations, and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (North Korea), at one time supported by the People's Republic of China and the Soviet Union - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Korean_War
Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 27 years)
Note: The Vietnam War was a long, costly armed conflict that pitted the communist regime of North Vietnam and its southern allies, known as the Viet Cong, against South Vietnam and its principal ally, the United States. The divisive war, increasingly unpopular at home, ended with the withdrawal of U.S. forces in 1973 and the unification of Vietnam under Communist control two years later. More than 3 million people, including 58,000 Americans, were killed in the conflict. - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vietnam_War
Death of a husbandErnest Douglas Powers
September 30, 1977 (Age 59 years)
Death of a daughterJoyce Annette Powers
January 13, 1993 (Age 74 years)

Death September 2, 1995 (Age 77 years)

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husband
Ernest Douglas Powers
Birth: September 9, 1905 41 31Stewart, Tennessee, United States
Death: September 30, 1977Stewart, Tennessee, United States
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