Elmer Martin (1882 - 1969)

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Elmer Martin
1882 - 1969
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May 27, 1882
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June 1969
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zip code 33505
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Elmer Martin was born on May 27, 1882. He died in June 1969 at 87 years old. We know that Elmer Martin had been residing in zip code 33505.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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Elmer Martin passed away in June 1969 at 87 years old. He was born on May 27, 1882. We are unaware of information about Elmer's immediate family. We know that Elmer Martin had been residing in zip code 33505.

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In 1882, in the year that Elmer Martin was born, on September 4th, the switch to the first commercial electrical power plant in the U.S. - at 255-257 Pearl Street - was flipped by Thomas Edison. It lit one square mile of lower Manhattan and was powered by coal. The "electrical age" had begun.

In 1895, at the age of merely 13 years old, Elmer was alive when on March 15th, in County Tipperary, Ireland, Michael Cleary killed his wife of 8 years, Bridget, and burned her body. His defense was that his "wife" was a changeling that was left in his real wife's place when she was abducted by fairies. He was nonetheless convicted and imprisoned for manslaughter. He spent 15 years in prison.

In 1927, Elmer was 45 years old when in September, the Columbia Broadcasting System (later called CBS) became the second national radio network in the U.S. The first broadcast was a presentation by the Howard Barlow Orchestra from radio station WOR in Newark, New Jersey.

In 1953, he was 71 years old when on July 27th, the Korean Armistice Agreement was signed. The Armistice was to last until "a final peaceful settlement is achieved". No peaceful settlement has ever been agreed upon.

In 1969, in the year of Elmer Martin's passing, in August, a previously planned small concert turned into a (free) more than 400,000 strong gathering of attendees and bands at Max Yasgur's farm in upstate New York - now called Woodstock. Just some of the 32 acts: Richie Havens, Joe Cocker, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, The Who, Joan Baez, Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, Jefferson Airplane, Country Joe, Santana, The Band, and Sly and the Family Stone.

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