Martha Calhoun (1909 - 1978)

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Martha Calhoun
1909 - 1978
updated February 06, 2019
Martha Calhoun was born on August 3, 1909. She died in February 1978 at 68 years old.

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In 1909, in the year that Martha Calhoun was born, the New York Times published the first movie review. It was a report on D.W. Griffith's movie "Pippa Passes" also called "The Song of Conscience", a silent film. The review said that this work was moving away from "lurid material that attracted the wrath of censors and concerned citizens and toward more respectable ends. The movie was the story of a young female factory worker, on her day off, wandering and singing - thus changing the hearts of those around her towards good.

In 1949, she was 40 years old when on January 25th, the first Emmy Awards (for television) were handed out in Los Angeles. Shirley Dinsdale won for the Most Outstanding Television Personality and Pantomime Quiz Time earned an Emmy for the Most Popular Television Program.

In 1958, Martha was 49 years old when on March 24th, Elvis Presley was inducted into the United States Army. Although he could have served in Special Services as an entertainer, he chose to become a regular soldier. Almost everyone thought it would be the end of his career - it wasn't.

In 1968, Martha was 59 years old when on January 31st, the North Vietnamese launched the Tet Offensive, a turning point in the Vietnam War. 70,000 North Vietnamese and Viet Cong forces swarmed into South Vietnam. The South Vietnamese and US troops held off the offensive but it was such fierce fighting that the U.S. public began to turn against the war.

In 1978, in the year of Martha Calhoun's passing, on November 18th, Jim Jones's Peoples Temple followers committed mass suicide in Jonestown, Guyana - where they had moved, from San Francisco, as a group. Jones was the leader of the cult and ordered his followers to drink cyanide-laced punch, which they did. Whole families (women and children included) died - more than 900 people in all.

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Martha R. (League) Calhoun
Born: around 1975
TX
Martha J. (Doyle) Calhoun
Born: around 1949
TX
Martha J. (Warren) Calhoun
Born: around 1937
TX
Martha A. (Beam) Calhoun
Born: around 1950
TX
Martha C. (Taylor) Calhoun
Born: around 1932
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Martha F. (Wallace) Calhoun
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Jul 8, 1895 - September 1975
Los Angeles, California
Martha Calhoun
Apr 16, 1888 - June 1970
Long Beach, California
Martha Calhoun
Jan 29, 1901 - November 1985
Roseville, California
Martha Calhoun
Aug 14, 1907 - December 1973
Sallisaw, Oklahoma
Martha E Calhoun
Aug 20, 1903 - Nov 17, 1990
Martha A Calhoun
May 17, 1928 - Dec 17, 2005
Quincy, IL
Martha J Calhoun
Mar 25, 1908 - Oct 25, 2001
Ava, MO
Martha Calhoun
Aug 18, 1896 - January 1979
Bedford, Texas
Martha A Calhoun
Oct 24, 1949 - Aug 7, 1989
Palestine, TX
Martha Calhoun
Jan 27, 1889 - August 1982
Austin, Texas
Martha Calhoun
Mar 16, 1908 - January 1970
Denver, Colorado
Martha M Calhoun
May 16, 1913 - Aug 21, 2004
Clarksville, TN
Martha Calhoun
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Other Calhouns

Henry Calhoun
Mar 21, 1902 - April 1975
North Little Rock, Arkansas
Walter R Calhoun
Sep 25, 1909 - Oct 16, 1991
Zachary Calhoun
Dec 15, 1902 - July 1966
Hall Calhoun
Sep 28, 1912 - March 1986
Marietta, Georgia
Joseph Calhoun
Oct 6, 1905 - March 1975
Pine Bluff, Arkansas
Havis C Calhoun
Jun 18, 1911 - Mar 12, 1991
Monticello, AR
Millard Calhoun
Nov 11, 1914 - Jul 2, 2004
Arkadelphia, AR
Grace Calhoun
May 22, 1897 - April 1979
Port Gibson, Mississippi
Jessica Calhoun
Apr 7, 1921 - July 1987
Burbank, California
Hollis Calhoun
Mar 19, 1893 - July 1982
Monticello, Arkansas
James W Calhoun
Oct 29, 1915 - Feb 25, 2005
Shreveport, LA
William Calhoun
May 30, 1919 - September 1985
Monticello, Arkansas
James C Calhoun
Feb 13, 1922 - Jan 13, 2003
Robbins, IL
Louis Calhoun
Mar 4, 1908 - September 1977
Malvern, Arkansas
Wade Calhoun
Dec 25, 1898 - May 1986
Mogadore, Ohio
Maggie Calhoun
Oct 13, 1895 - April 1974
Star City, Arkansas
Roy Calhoun
May 6, 1902 - Oct 16, 1989
Corning, AR
Simon Calhoun
Jan 12, 1882 - August 1969
Santa Paula, California
William P Calhoun
Sep 27, 1921 - Jun 4, 1991
Nina Calhoun
Jun 30, 1905 - July 1978
Pine Bluff, Arkansas

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John R Wright
Sep 29, 1918 - Apr 16, 2004
Ridgeland, MS
Dick Wilhoit
Jul 30, 1911 - August 1986
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James Baughman
Dec 1, 1909 - January 1982
Gulfport, Mississippi
Thomas J Walsh
Jan 7, 1901 - Dec 16, 1983
Biloxi, MS
Houston Murray
Sep 1, 1894 - August 1986
Gulfport, Mississippi
Frances W Segrest
Oct 23, 1908 - Apr 28, 2003
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Lewis Scott
May 17, 1913 - June 1980
Topeka, Kansas
Walter A Scott
Jan 24, 1902 - Nov 14, 1973
Jackson, MS
Chevis Hatten
Jan 13, 1898 - December 1979
Raymond W Sowder
Dec 18, 1898 - Feb 15, 1971
Gulfport, MS
George A Gunter
Jun 9, 1913 - Mar 21, 1992
Rodney A Davis Jr
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Horace Conti
Jan 21, 1907 - April 1982
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Edgar Howie
Aug 9, 1899 - December 1982
Jackson, Mississippi
Eugene A Hiller
Jan 11, 1898 - Aug 24, 1970
Biloxi, MS
Nell W Arthur
Aug 27, 1913 - Jul 6, 1995
Rose Hill, MS
Thomas G Herrick
Sep 8, 1905 - Jul 10, 1978
Thomas C Walton
Apr 14, 1917 - Oct 4, 1997
Jackson, MS
Nathaniel B Saucier
Feb 22, 1901 - Dec 15, 1987
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Joseph C Seidule
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