Martha Davies (1894 - 1978)

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Martha Davies
1894 - 1978
updated February 06, 2019
Martha Davies was born on July 12, 1894. She died in January 1978 at age 83. We know that Martha Davies had been residing in Hannibal, Marion County, Missouri.


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Martha Davies passed away in January 1978 at 83 years old. She was born on July 12, 1894. We are unaware of information about Martha's immediate family. We know that Martha Davies had been residing in Hannibal, Marion County, Missouri.
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1894 - 1978 World Events

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In 1894, in the year that Martha Davies was born, large reserves of oil were discovered on the Osage Indian reservation in Oklahoma. Previously thought to be "useless" land - not even good for farming - the tribe had bought the land themselves. The discovery of oil made the Osage the "richest group of people in the world" at the time.

In 1913, when she was 19 years old, 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 1921, by the time she was 27 years old, hugely popular Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle, silent film star, was arrested for rape and manslaughter after an actress died following a party at his house. He was acquitted after three trials and the jury wrote a formal letter apologizing for the charges, but his career never recovered. His films were at first banned - the ban was lifted after a year - and he was mostly ostracized by the community. He died at 46..

In 1934, by the time she was 40 years old, on June 6th, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission was formed as a response to the stock market crash of 1929 and the continuing Great Depression. Previously, the states regulated the offering and sales of stocks - called "blue sky" laws. They were largely ineffective. Roosevelt created a group (one member was Joseph Kennedy, father of the future President Kennedy) who knew Wall Street well and they defined the mission and operating mode for the SEC. The new organization had broad and stringent rules and oversight and restored public confidence in the stock market in the United States.

In 1978, in the year of Martha Davies'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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Mar 17, 1891 - August 1974
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Feb 26, 1914 - May 1983
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Aug 31, 1905 - Apr 28, 1988
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Phyllis A Davies
Jun 9, 1926 - Jul 16, 2006
Sanford, ME
Lena F Davies
May 24, 1912 - Nov 5, 1992
Andover, MA
Jeanette M Davies
Jan 8, 1925 - Apr 29, 2009
Braintree, MA
Marilyn M Davies
Oct 13, 1931 - Mar 13, 2009
Waltham, MA
Kenneth W Davies
Sep 5, 1947 - Nov 18, 1996
Beacon, NY
Trevor Davies
Sep 16, 1947 - Dec 19, 2006
Lowell, MA
Alcwyn F Davies
Oct 29, 1920 - Mar 15, 1996
Wakefield, MA
Frank Davies
Jul 23, 1884 - April 1966
Westerly, RI
Louise Davies
Dec 12, 1885 - December 1971
Providence, RI
G Davies
Aug 29, 1895 - January 1969
West Hartford, CT
Edwin Davies
Nov 23, 1894 - June 1968
Cumberland, RI
Charles Davies
Apr 26, 1907 - November 1964
Mary G Davies
Sep 2, 1914 - Sep 29, 1996
Pebble Beach, CA
Oliver Davies
Apr 10, 1893 - November 1966
Attleboro, MA
Clinton K Davies
Oct 16, 1896 - Apr 2, 1990
Forrest Davies
Dec 20, 1890 - April 1971
Bristol, RI
George Davies
Mar 1, 1886 - August 1966
Hamburg, NY

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