Martha Darwin (1944 - 1983)

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Martha Darwin
1944 - 1983
updated February 06, 2019
Martha Darwin was born on July 19, 1944. She died in April 1983 at 38 years of age. We know that Martha Darwin had been residing in Decatur, Morgan County, Alabama.


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Martha Darwin passed away in April 1983 at 38 years old. She was born on July 19, 1944. We have no information about Martha's family. We know that Martha Darwin had been residing in Decatur, Morgan County, Alabama.
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In 1944, in the year that Martha Darwin was born, on June 22nd, the Servicemen's Readjustment Act of 1944, called the G.I. Bill, was signed into law, pushed through by the veteran's organizations. Benefits provided for veterans to return to school (high school, vocational school, or college), obtain low interest home mortgages and low interest business loans, and (if needed) one year of unemployment insurance. Since most returning vets immediately found work, less than 20% of the unemployment benefits were distributed.

In 1951, at the age of merely 7 years old, Martha was alive when on February 27th, the 22nd Amendment to the US Constitution (which limited the number of terms a president may serve to two) was ratified by 36 states, making it a part of the U.S. Constitution. The Amendment was both a reaction to the 4 term Roosevelt presidency and also the recognition of a long-standing tradition in American politics.

In 1961, by the time she was 17 years old, on August 13th, East Germany began erection of what would become the Berlin Wall between East and West Berlin. In one day, they installed barbed wire entanglements and fences (called Barbed Wire Sunday in Germany). On August 17th, the first concrete elements and large blocks were put in place.

In 1976, she was 32 years old when on August 4th, a mysterious illness struck an American Legion convention in Philadelphia. Within a week, 25 people had died and 130 people had been hospitalized. It was the first known instance of what came to be called "Legionnaires Disease."

In 1983, in the year of Martha Darwin's passing, on August 30th, the Soviet Union claimed that a South Korean Boeing 747 jetliner (Flight 007), bound for Seoul from New York City, had strayed into Soviet airspace. Saying that they believed it to be a U.S. spy plane, the passenger jet was shot down by a Soviet SU-15 fighter - after it had tracked the airliner for two hours. All 269 passengers (including a U.S. Representative from Georgia) and crew were killed.

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Dec 3, 1922 - Jan 18, 2006
Apple Valley, CA
Martha F Darwin
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Mattie P Darwin
Dec 13, 1876 - Sep 15, 1966
Huntsville, AL
Lillian Darwin
Sep 7, 1891 - April 1967
Huntsville, Alabama
Robert Darwin
Jun 22, 1906 - Mar 19, 1990
Margaret H Darwin
May 13, 1941 - Nov 30, 2002
Scottsboro, AL
Octavia Darwin
Mar 11, 1887 - December 1968
Huntsville, Alabama
Polly L Darwin
Aug 4, 1914 - Apr 11, 2000
Huntsville, AL
C L Darwin
Sep 1, 1943 - Apr 15, 1994
Chattanooga, TN
Robert T Darwin
Aug 27, 1916 - Jan 30, 1992
Paul v Darwin
Feb 21, 1926 - May 22, 1999
Portsmouth, VA
Mildred Darwin
Jun 21, 1913 - April 1987
Bellaire, Texas
Stoddard F Darwin
Jan 25, 1915 - May 30, 1998
Tupelo, MS
Burge Darwin
Feb 2, 1884 - March 1974
Corinth, Mississippi
Mary Darwin
Dec 11, 1902 - November 1979
Baldwyn, Mississippi
Ruby P Darwin
Oct 7, 1920 - January 1995
Corinth, MS
James S Darwin
Oct 18, 1985 - Jan 3, 1995
Grady Charles Darwin
May 18, 1919 - Oct 1, 2008
Pomona, CA
Mabel Darwin
Jun 15, 1892 - June 1976
Pass Christian, Mississippi
James Darwin
Apr 19, 1924 - January 1982
Corinth, Mississippi
Zelma I Darwin
Feb 2, 1927 - Apr 12, 2004
Douglas, GA
Ollie Darwin
Jul 20, 1899 - July 1963

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Cullman, Alabama
May Weatherford
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Athens, Alabama
George Hayes
Jan 18, 1914 - Feb 17, 2006
Bridgeport, AL
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Valhermoso Springs, Alabama
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