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Austin Dewey Gay

Male 1918 - 1979  (61 years)


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  • Name Austin Dewey Gay  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
    Born 17 Jan 1918  Union, Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5
    Gender Male 
    Death Certificate No. 014381  [2
    Residence 1930  Mikesville, Columbia, Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Military 6 Dec 1940  Camp Blanding, Starke, Bradford, Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    SSN issued Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Residence Columbia, Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Residence Columbia, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Residence 1945  Precinct 13, Columbia, Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Social Security Number 266-42-1594  [5
    Died 14 Apr 1979  Brooks, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 5, 7
    • Inspector Austin Gay was shot and killed after being abducted from his inspection station on U.S. 441 south of the Florida - Georgia border.

      Seven days later, his body was located on a farm in Brooks County, Georgia, suffering from a single gunshot wound to the head. His body had been stripped of his uniform and duty weapon.

      The previous month another inspector at a nearby station had been abducted after discovering a load of marijuana being smuggled by a group of corrupt police officers from Chicago, Illinois. The group had handcuffed the inspector to a tree in a remote area and left him for dead, but he was found about eight hours later unharmed.

      The corrupt officers then hired a hitman to murder that inspector to prevent him from testifying. The hitman mistook Inspector Gay for the other inspector, abducted him, and murdered him.

      In 1983 the six corrupt Chicago police officers were convicted of charges in connection with Inspector Gay's murder. The alleged hitman was acquitted of the charges.

      Inspector Gay had served with the Florida Department of Agriculture as a road guard inspector for 14 years.
    Person ID I127  tng Genealogy

    Father Berry Chesley Gay,   b. 11 Jul 1883,   d. 11 Apr 1967  (Age 83 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Living 
    Relationship natural 
    Family ID F245  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Fay Jewel Dicks,   b. 2 Feb 1922, Lake City, Columbia, Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Dec 2011, Columbia, Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years) 
    Married 25 Oct 1941  Columbia, Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Children 
    +1. Living
    +2. Living
    +3. Living
    Family ID F51  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 17 Jan 1918 - Union, Florida, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1930 - Mikesville, Columbia, Florida, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsSSN issued - - Florida, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - - Columbia, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 14 Apr 1979 - Brooks, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S337] 1930 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Name: The Generations Network, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2002;).
      1930 U.S. Federal Census. Mikesville, Columbia, Florida, ED 8, roll 308, page 7B, image 763.0.
      http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=1930usfedcen&h=102527185&indiv=try
      [ View Federal Census Document]

    2. [S135] Georgia Deaths, 1919-1998, Ancestry.com, (Name: Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2001;).
      Ancestry.com. Georgia Deaths, 1919-98. [database online] Provo, UT: Ancestry.com, 2001. Original data: State of Georgia. Indexes of Vital Records for Georgia: Deaths, 1919-98. Georgia: Georgia Health Department, Office of Vital Records, 1998.
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    3. [S351] Florida State Census, 1867-1945, Ancestry.com, (Name: The Generations Network, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2008;).
      Census Year: 1945; Locality: Precinct 13; County: Columbia; Page: 11; Line: 37; Archive Series #: S1371, Roll 5
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      [ View Florida Census Document]

    4. [S302] U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946, National Archives and Records Administration, (Name: Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2005;).
      NARA. U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946 [database online]. Provo, Utah: MyFamily.com, Inc., 2005. Original data: Electronic Army Serial Number Merged File, 1938-1946 [Archival Database]; World War II Army Enlistment Records; Records of the NARA, Record Group 64; National Archives at College Park, College Park, MD.

    5. [S344] Social Security Death Index, Ancestry.com, (Name: The Generations Network, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2009;).
      Social Security Administration. Social Security Death Index, Master File. Provo, Utah: MyFamily.com, Inc., 2005.
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    6. [S350] Florida Marriage Collection, 1822-1875 and 1927-2001, Ancestry.com, (Name: The Generations Network, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2006;).
      Volume: 648; Certificate: 27518
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    7. [S122] FindaGrave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/63168637
      http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=63168637.

    8. [S350] Florida Marriage Collection, 1822-1875 and 1927-2001, Ancestry.com, (Name: The Generations Network, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2006;).
      Volume: 648; Certificate: 27518
      http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=FLmarriageindex&h=875015&indiv=try
      [ View marriage certificate]