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Ester Martin (1900 - 1987)

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Ester Martin
1900 - 1987
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November 1, 1900
Death
May 1987
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Enterprise, Coffee County, Alabama 36330
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Ester Martin was born on November 1, 1900. She died in May 1987 at 86 years of age. We know that Ester Martin had been residing in Enterprise, Coffee County, Alabama 36330.
Updated: November 4, 2011
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Ester Martin passed away in May 1987 at 86 years old. She was born on November 1, 1900. There is no information about Ester's immediate family. We know that Ester Martin had been residing in Enterprise, Coffee County, Alabama 36330.
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In 1900, in the year that Ester Martin was born, the unemployment rate in the U.S. was 5.0% and the cost of a first-class stamp was $0.02. 31% of all workers were employed in the public service sector, 19% of women were employed (1 percent of all lawyers and 6 percent of physicians were women), 6% of the workforce were children, and 14% of the workforce was "non-white."

In 1920, Ester was 20 years old when the Volstead Act became law. Formally called the National Prohibition Act, the Volstead Act enabled law enforcement agencies to carry out the 18th Amendment. It said that "no person shall manufacture, sell, barter, transport, import, export, deliver, or furnish any intoxicating liquor except as authorized by this act" and defined intoxicating liquor as any beverage containing more than 0.5% alcohol by volume.

In 1932, Ester was 32 years old when five years to the day after Lindbergh crossed the Atlantic, Amelia Earhart flew solo from Newfoundland to Ireland, the first woman to cross the Atlantic solo and the first to replicate Lindbergh's feat. She flew over 2,000 miles in just under 15 hours.

In 1963, she was 63 years old when on November 22nd, Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson became the 36th President of the United States when President John Kennedy was shot and killed in Dallas, Texas. Johnson was sworn in on the plane carrying Kennedy's body back to Washington D.C.

In 1987, in the year of Ester Martin's passing, was the first time that a criminal in the United States - a serial rapist - was convicted through the use of DNA evidence.

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