Clarence Lafayette Martz (1893 - 1961)

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Clarence Lafayette Martz
1893 - 1961
Born
June 10, 1893
Berwick, Columbia County, Pennsylvania United States
Death
May 4, 1961
Montoursville, Lycoming County, Pennsylvania United States
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Clarence Lafayette Martz was born on June 10, 1893 in Berwick, Pennsylvania. He was born to Smith Hurd Martz and Mary Emma (Baker) Martz. According to his family tree, Clarence was father to 9 children. He married Helen Bennett, and they gave birth to Ruth Arlene (Martz) Thompson, Madeline Marian (Martz) Corderman, Helen Marie (Martz) Sponenberg, Esther May (Martz) Phillips, Emma Elizabeth (Martz) Vanderpool, Clarence Eugene Martz, Betty Jean (Martz) Marshall, Wilbur Lafayette Martz, and Beverly Ann Martz. He died on May 4, 1961 in Montoursville, Pennsylvania at 67 years of age.
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Clarence Martz was born on in Berwick, Columbia County, Pennsylvania United States
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Clarence Martz died on in Montoursville, Lycoming County, Pennsylvania United States
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Clarence Martz was born on in Berwick, Columbia County, Pennsylvania United States
Clarence Martz died on in Montoursville, Lycoming County, Pennsylvania United States
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at Christ Lutheran Stone Church Cemetery in Allenwood, Union County, Pennsylvania United States 17810
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Clarence L. Martz served as a Private First Class in Battery D, 107th Field Artillery, 28th Division per transport records found on Fold3.com. He shipped out on the "Saturnia" and returned aboard the "Mongolia".

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Clarence Lafayette Martz, father to 9 children, died on May 4, 1961 in Montoursville, Pennsylvania at 67 years old. He was buried in Christ Lutheran Stone Church Cemetery, Allenwood, Pennsylvania. Clarence was born on June 10, 1893 in Berwick, Pennsylvania. He was born to Smith Hurd Martz and Mary Emma (Baker) Martz. According to his family tree, he married Helen Bennett, and they gave birth to Ruth Arlene (Martz) Thompson, Madeline Marian (Martz) Corderman, Helen Marie (Martz) Sponenberg, Esther May (Martz) Phillips, Emma Elizabeth (Martz) Vanderpool, Clarence Eugene Martz, Betty Jean (Martz) Marshall, Wilbur Lafayette Martz, and Beverly Ann Martz.

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In 1893, in the year that Clarence Lafayette Martz was born, on February 1st, Thomas Edison's motion picture studio on his laboratory grounds in West Orange New Jersey was completed. The studio was called "Black Maria" and the first movie made and viewed in it was of 3 people pretending to be blacksmiths.

In 1908, at the age of just 15 years old, Clarence was alive when a 7.1 earthquake and the resulting tsunami killed 70,000 to 100,000 people in southern Italy and Sicily. The earthquake, lasting 30 to 40 seconds, occurred in the Strait of Messina which was between the region of Calabria (at the "toe" of Italy) and the island of Sicily and destruction from it occurred in a 186 mile radius. It was the most destructive earthquake ever to hit Europe.

In 1913, Clarence was 20 years old when Henry Ford installed the first moving assembly line for the mass production of an entire automobile. It had previously taken 12 hours to assemble a whole vehicle - now it took only two hours and 30 minutes! Inspired by the production lines at flour mills, breweries, canneries and industrial bakeries, along with the disassembly of animal carcasses in Chicago’s meat-packing plants, Ford created moving belts for parts and the assembly line was born.

In 1941, Clarence was 48 years old when in his State of the Union address on January 6th, President Roosevelt detailed the "four freedoms" that everyone in the world should have: Freedom of speech, Freedom of worship, Freedom from want, and Freedom from fear. In the same speech, he outlined the benefits of democracy which he said were economic opportunity, employment, social security, and the promise of "adequate health care".

In 1961, in the year of Clarence Lafayette Martz's passing, on January 20th, John F. Kennedy became the 35th President of the United States. He had previously been a U.S. Senator and a Congressman, both from the state of Massachusetts, as well as a Naval lieutenant in World War II.

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