Edgar W Martin (1910 - 1990)

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Edgar W Martin
1910 - 1990
updated February 06, 2019
Edgar W Martin was born on November 30, 1910. He died on August 3, 1990 at age 79.


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Edgar W Martin died on August 3, 1990 at age 79. He was born on November 30, 1910. We have no information about Edgar's immediate family.
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In 1910, in the year that Edgar W Martin was born, the Boy Scouts of America was incorporated. U.S. publisher W.D. Boyce was visiting England when he became lost in the London fog. An unknown Boy Scout helped him find his way out, declining a tip (he said that he was a Boy Scout and was doing his good deed for the day). Boyce was so impressed that he incorporated the Boy Scouts of America when he returned home. Its purpose was "to teach boys patriotism, courage, self-reliance, and kindred values."

In 1922, at the age of just 12 years old, Edgar was alive when the Reparations Commission assessed German liability for World War 1 at 132 billion gold marks (over $32 billion U.S. dollars at the time). This led to hyperinflation in Germany and created the political and social atmosphere in which Hitler was able to rise to power.

In 1937, when he was 27 years old, on May 6th, the German zeppelin the Hindenburg caught fire and blew up. The Hindenburg was a passenger ship traveling to Frankfurt Germany. It tried to dock in New Jersey, one of the stops, and something went wrong - it blew up. Thirty-six people were killed out of the 97 on board - 13 passengers, 22 crewmen, and one ground worker. The reasons for the explosion are still disputed.

In 1987, at the age of 77 years old, Edgar was alive when on October 19th, stock exchanges around the world crashed. Beginning in Hong Kong then spreading to Europe, the crash then hit the United States. It was called Black Monday. The Dow Jones fell 508 points to 1,738.74 (22.61%).

In 1990, in the year of Edgar W Martin's passing, on April 24th, the Hubble telescope was launched into space after long delays due to the Challenger explosion. An optical flaw was found within weeks of launch but was fixed within three years. The discoveries made possible by the Hubble have contributed to scientists' understanding of the universe.

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Died: Jan 25, 1941
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Born: around 1927
Pennsylvania, United States
Edgar Martin
Born: around 1925
South Carolina, United States
Edgar B Jr Martin
Born: around 1918
New Jersey, United States
Edgar J Martin
Born: around 1918
Iowa, United States
Edgar A Jr Martin
Born: around 1926
Arkansas, United States
Edgar H Martin
Born: around 1920
Texas, United States
Edgar A Martin
Born: around 1926
Missouri, United States
Edgar L Martin
Born: around 1922
Illinois, United States
Edgar E Martin
Born: around 1917
Michigan, United States
Edgar L Martin
Born: around 1917
Illinois, United States
Edgar A Martin
Born: around 1926
United States
Edgar S Martin
Born: around 1907
Ohio, United States
Edgar L Martin
Born: around 1924
West Virginia, United States

Other Martins

John P Martin
Apr 11, 1933 - Sep 24, 1993
Rensselaer, NY
Florence B Martin
Oct 24, 1926 - Feb 20, 2001
Holmdel, NJ
William J Martin
Feb 11, 1934 - Jan 17, 2011
Freeport, NY
Heliodoro Martin
May 6, 1903 - August 1971
Brooklyn, NY
Lillian Martin
Jan 4, 1937 - November 1986
Bessie Martin
Oct 23, 1883 - October 1968
Brooklyn, NY
Catherine Martin
Jul 18, 1888 - March 1965
New York
Catherine E Martin
Mar 25, 1913 - Aug 14, 1998
Summit, NJ
Bessie Martin
Jan 20, 1891 - April 1974
Brooklyn, NY
Mary Martin
Jun 28, 1889 - November 1965
New York
William J Martin
May 15, 1936 - Oct 14, 1992
West Islip, NY
Norma S Martin
Jan 17, 1931 - Dec 25, 2009
Newington, CT
Fanny Martin
Jul 18, 1896 - Nov 22, 1992
Elkton, MD
Richard L Martin
Jun 21, 1932 - Jan 27, 1993
Saugerties, NY
Matilda Martin
May 26, 1892 - March 1977
Kingston, NY
Etta Martin
Jul 24, 1898 - October 1981
Highland, NY
Charles D Martin
Apr 24, 1934 - Jan 3, 2006
Johnson City, NY
Donald F Martin
Aug 5, 1938 - Sep 23, 2010
Liberty Hill, TX
Gladys Martin
Mar 16, 1904 - July 1986
Albany, NY
Robert Martin
Sep 13, 1891 - September 1973
Binghamton, NY

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Mary W Harriott
Sep 1, 1928 - Dec 24, 2008
Ithaca, NY
James W Cherney
Jan 20, 1932 - Aug 19, 2000
Yaphank, NY
John Oneil
Apr 27, 1931 - February 1984
Catskill, NY
Dorothy v Spencer
Dec 13, 1915 - Sep 17, 2005
Buffalo, NY
Setrag T Kebabjian
Feb 9, 1930 - Dec 16, 2008
Rockwall, TX
Nellie K Schermerhorn
Feb 24, 1918 - Jun 20, 1994
Ventura, CA
Anneliese Gellhorn
Aug 16, 1914 - February 1978
New York, NY
William Hazell
May 23, 1931 - November 1984
John Patrick Elligott
Apr 1, 1932 - Aug 3, 2003
Cottage Grove, OR
Leonard M Cherdack
Sep 8, 1932 - Sep 20, 2006
Miami, FL
Thomas E Mccarthy
Sep 20, 1931 - Aug 6, 2000
Albany, NY
Jean M Conklin
Jun 10, 1932 - Nov 14, 2009
Latham, NY
Mary L Tubbs
Feb 28, 1930 - Jan 5, 2011
Latham, NY
Carmen Famulare
May 13, 1933 - November 1984
Latham, NY
Lillian M Fisk
Jul 10, 1931 - Feb 24, 2000
Albany, NY
Chester N Edlund
Apr 12, 1932 - Apr 18, 2008
Palm Harbor, FL
Benjamin Rosenberg
Sep 22, 1932 - November 1979
Donna M Winne
May 1, 1932 - Dec 16, 2009
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Frances P Barry
Aug 2, 1932 - Jun 2, 2003
Wynantskill, NY
Stanley Winig
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Albany, NY
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