Louise Sophia Stark (born 1929)

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Louise Sophia Stark(martin)
1929
Born
May 31, 1929
Groton, Connecticut United States
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Louise Sophia Stark was born on May 31, 1929 in Groton, Connecticut. She was born to William Russell Stark and Florence Ruth Watrous, with siblings Louise, Hannah, Lucille, and William. According to her family tree, Louise was mother to 1 child. She married Vernon Eugene Martin, and they gave birth to Ian Oliver Martin.
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Louise Sophia Stark
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Louise Sophia Stark(martin)
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Louise Stark(martin) was born on in Groton, Connecticut United States
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Louise Stark(martin) was born on in Groton, Connecticut United States
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Heritage

Ethnicity & Lineage

British American

Nationality & Locations

USA
Childhood

Education

Lambtown School, Ledyard, Connecticut.
Fitch High School, Groton, Connecticut.
Albert-Beatrice School of Cosmetology, New London, Connecticut.

Religion

Biblical Protestant Christianity

Baptism

Adulthood

Professions

Cosmetologist, Shipfitter, Dressmaker, Chef, and Waitress. Worked for the United States Department of State at the Monaco office for a time.

Personal Life

International missionary work with the churches she belonged to. Served as educator/missionary in Brazil, Romania, and France.

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U.S. Navy spouse.
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She was born on May 31, 1929 in Groton, Connecticut. Louise Sophia Stark was born to William Russell Stark and Florence Ruth Watrous, with siblings Louise, Hannah, Lucille, and William. According to her family tree, Louise was mother to 1 child. She married Vernon Eugene Martin, and they gave birth to Ian Oliver Martin.

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In 1929, in the year that Louise Sophia Stark was born, on October 29th (Black Tuesday), the stock market crashed in the United States. Billions of dollars were lost and some investors committed suicide as a result, having lost their fortunes. This ushered in the 12 year, worldwide Great Depression.

In 1938, on October 30th, a Sunday, The Mercury Theatre on the Air broadcast Orson Welles' special Halloween show The War of the World's. A clever take on H.G. Wells' novel, the show began with simulated "breaking news" of an invasion by Martians. Because of the realistic nature of the "news," there was a public outcry the next day, calling for regulation by the FCC. Although the current story is that many were fooled and panicked, in reality very few people were fooled. But the show made Orson Welles' career.

In 1952, on July 2, Dr. Jonas E. Salk tested the first dead-virus polio vaccine on 43 children. The worst epidemic of polio had broken out that year - in the U.S. there were 58,000 cases reported. Of these, 3,145 people had died and 21,269 were left with mild to disabling paralysis.

In 1973, on January 28th, the Paris Peace Accord was signed - supposedly ending the Vietnam War. Hostilities continued between North and South Vietnam and the U.S. continued to bomb. But by August 15, 1973, 95% of American troops had left Vietnam. The war ended in 1975 with the fall of Saigon.

In 1988, on December 21st, Pan Am Flight 103 exploded over Lockerbie Scotland. The explosion killed all 259 people on board and another 11 on the ground. The flight had left Heathrow Airport in London less than an hour before, on its way to New York. After an exhaustive (and long) investigation it came to be believed that two individuals from Libya had planted the bomb.

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