Blanche Ellen Martin (1895 - 1959)

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Caulfield, Australia

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Last Known Residence

Caulfield, Australia

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Family

Father: Smith William Martin
Mother: Blanche Emily Murphy Martin

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Middle name

Ellen

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1895 - In the year that Blanche Ellen Martin was born, on May 18th, Italy's first motor race was held. The race was 58 miles long - from Turin to Asti and back. Five cars started but only three completed the race. It was won by Simone Federman who drove a Daimler Omnibus - his average speed was 9.6 mph.

1899 - When she was merely 4 years old, the meaning of Chinese "oracle bones" was rediscovered. Farmers in China had been turning up the bones in their fields for generations but most often they were ground up and sold as medicine. The chancellor of the Imperial Academy and a friend noticed, before they ground the bones, that they had writing. The bones had been used around the second millennium BC for divination.

1927 - By the time she was 32 years old, 10 years after the United States bought the U.S. Virgin Islands from the Danish government, the inhabitants were granted U.S. citizenship. While they can vote in congressional elections and presidential primaries, they cannot vote for President.

1955 - Blanche was 60 years old when in January, President Eisenhower sent direct aid to South Vietnam. In February, U.S. advisors were sent to train troops.

1959 - In the year of Blanche Ellen Martin's passing, on August 8th, Hawaii became the 50th state of the United States. The US flag was changed to show 50 stars.

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Blanche Ellen Martin passed away in 1959 in Caulfield, Australia at 64 years of age. There is no listed cause of death. She was born in 1895. She was born to Smith William Martin and Blanche Emily Murphy Martin, and we currently have no other siblings in her family tree.

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