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Esther E Martin (1899 - 1992)

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Esther E Martin
1899 - 1992
Born
August 11, 1899
Death
December 5, 1992
Last Known Residence
Selah, Yakima County, Washington 98942
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Esther E Martin was born on August 11, 1899. She is the child of C. R. Martin, with a sibling Henning. She died on December 5, 1992 at 93 years old. We know that Esther E Martin had been residing in Selah, Yakima County, Washington 98942.
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Esther was single and had a twin brother, Henning J. Martin, who was married and lived in New York. Henning passed away in Oneonta, New York, on December 17th, 1992, just twelve days after Esther. Esther was like a god-mother to my husband who grew up in Selah, WA in the '60s and 70's, teaching him Bible verses and baking him rice pudding. Binghamton, NY Press reports Henning served in Herkimer and at Bridgehampton as superintendent of schools from 1940-1956. In 1958 he became Administrative Assistant for Business of the Consolidated School District of Greater Oneonta. Re resigned in 1964 due to "poor health". He did continue on as part-time tax collector. He is also a past master of Herkimer Lodge F&AM (per Utica NY Daily Press 1964). He was a member of Kiwanis in Herkimer, serving as treasurer for the Mohawk Valley.
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Esther E Martin passed away on December 5, 1992 at 93 years old. She was born on August 11, 1899. She is the child of C. R. Martin, with a sibling Henning. We know that Esther E Martin had been residing in Selah, Yakima County, Washington 98942.
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In 1899, in the year that Esther E Martin was born, on February 14th, the first voting machines were approved by Congress for use in federal elections. Several states were already using voting machines in their elections and the Federal government was finally convinced of their safety and accuracy.

In 1935, when she was 36 years old, on August 14, the Social Security Act was signed into law. The purpose was to "provide federal assistance to those unable to work". The law established the Social Security Administration whose primary focus was to "provide aid for the elderly, the unemployed, and children". The Act survived many Supreme Court challenges and the Administration continues until today.

In 1966, Esther was 67 years old when on July 1st, Medicare became available after President Johnson signed into law the Medicare Act in 1965. President Truman had received the first Medicare card since he had been the first to propose national healthcare law. insurance.

In 1973, Esther was 74 years old when on August 15th, amidst rising calls for the impeachment of President Richard Nixon, Congress imposed an end to the bombing of Cambodia.

In 1992, in the year of Esther E Martin's passing, on April 29th, riots began in Los Angeles after the "Rodney King" verdict was issued. Four LAPD officers had been accused of using excessive force (assault) on African-American Rodney King, who had been stopped for drunk driving. The beating had been videotaped. Their acquittal sparked a 6 day riot in Los Angeles.

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