Martha Davenport (1913 - 1977)

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Martha Davenport
1913 - 1977
updated February 06, 2019
Martha Davenport was born on June 21, 1913. She died in September 1977 at 64 years old.


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Martha Davenport died in September 1977 at age 64. She was born on June 21, 1913. There is no information about Martha's family or relationships.
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In 1913, in the year that Martha Davenport was born, the 17th Amendment, establishing the direct election of U.S. Senators, was adopted. Previously, Senators were elected by state legislatures. As early as 1826, a call to elect senators through popular vote was championed and previous to the 17th amendment, two states had already changed their process. Governors are still able to appoint senators to vacant seats until an election can be held.

In 1931, at the age of 18 years old, Martha was alive when in March, “The Star Spangled Banner” officially became the national anthem by congressional resolution. Other songs had previously been used - among them, "My Country, 'Tis of Thee", "God Bless America", and "America the Beautiful". There was fierce debate about making "The Star Spangled Banner" the national anthem - Southerners and veterans organizations supported it, pacifists and educators opposed it.

In 1959, Martha was 46 years old when on August 8th, Hawaii became the 50th state of the United States. The US flag was changed to show 50 stars.

In 1964, she was 51 years old when in June, three young civil rights workers - Andrew Goodman and Mickey Schwerner from New York City, and James Chaney from Meridian, Mississippi - were kidnapped and murdered in Mississippi. Working with "Freedom Summer", they were registering African-Americans to vote in the Southern states. Their bodies were found two months later. Although it was discovered that the White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, the Neshoba County Sheriff's Office and the Philadelphia, Mississippi Police Department were involved, only 7 men were convicted and served less than six years.

In 1977, in the year of Martha Davenport's passing, on May 25th, Star Wars premiered in theaters. Eventually, it became the highest-grossing film of all time - until E.T. surpassed it a few years later. It was an immediate hit with theatergoers.

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Jul 22, 1930 - Jul 30, 2009
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Sep 5, 1910 - Aug 25, 1996
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Dec 19, 1939 - Jan 3, 2001
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Feb 12, 1885 - August 1974
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Jun 7, 1917 - December 1982
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Nov 28, 1921 - September 1989
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James C Davenport
Jun 6, 1932 - Dec 1, 1995
Baltimore, MD
Charles W Davenport
Nov 5, 1933 - Oct 14, 2007
Meadowview, VA
Ernell Davenport
May 17, 1932 - Sep 22, 2008
Philadelphia, PA
Wyndham Davenport
Apr 18, 1897 - September 1978
Abingdon, Virginia
Horace B Davenport
Apr 16, 1937 - Sep 20, 2002
Austin, TX
Gene Davenport
Apr 4, 1939 - October 1976
Patsy J Davenport
Mar 15, 1938 - Nov 24, 2006
Meadowview, VA
Agnes Davenport
Aug 23, 1924 - July 1957
Charles R Davenport
Apr 2, 1924 - Jul 23, 1991
Purdy, MO
Robin Johnson Davenport
Sep 22, 1942 - Jan 12, 2008
Greenville, South Carolina
Gay S Davenport
Oct 31, 1943 - Jul 17, 1996
Bessie L Davenport
Sep 20, 1918 - Apr 27, 2008
Virginia Beach, VA
Annie Davenport
May 13, 1896 - January 1986
Callao, Virginia
Deborah T Davenport
Feb 26, 1949 - Nov 29, 2008
Kingsport, TN
Ruby O Davenport
Dec 27, 1942 - Dec 30, 2000
Paterson, NJ
Mack O Davenport
Nov 10, 1948 - Jun 26, 2007
Fred Davenport
Mar 2, 1893 - October 1975
Burkeville, Virginia
Paul L Davenport
Mar 2, 1945 - Oct 9, 2000
Richmond, VA
Mary Davenport
Oct 21, 1891 - December 1969
Norfolk, Virginia
Magdaline M Davenport
Sep 14, 1916 - Jul 15, 2008
Chilhowie, VA

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