Leona Martin (1896 - 1987)

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Orlando, Orange County, Florida

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1896 - In the year that Leona Martin was born, on January 4th, Utah became the 45th state in the United States. After the LDS Church banned polygamy in 1890, Utah's application for statehood became acceptable to Congress and the Utah Territory became Utah..

1918 - By the time she was 22 years old, federal spending was $12.68 billion, unemployment was 1.4% and the cost of a first-class stamp was 3 cents.

1940 - She was 44 years old when on November 5th, President Franklin Roosevelt was elected to a third term, defeating Wendell Willkie of Indiana (a corporate lawyer). Roosevelt running for a third term was controversial. But the U.S. was emerging from the Great Recession and he promised that he would not involve the country in any foreign war (which of course changed when Japan bombed Pearl Harbor). Roosevelt defeated Willkie in the popular vote by 54.7 to 44.8% and in the Electoral College 449 to 82.

1955 - At the age of 59 years old, Leona was alive when in January, President Eisenhower sent direct aid to South Vietnam. In February, U.S. advisors were sent to train troops.

1987 - In the year of Leona 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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Leona Martin passed away on July 15, 1987 at 91 years of age. No cause of death has been listed for Leona. She was born on January 9, 1896. We have no information about Leona's family or relationships. We know that Leona Martin had been residing in Orlando, Orange County, Florida.

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