Martha Davis (1884 - 1972)

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Martha Davis
1884 - 1972
updated February 06, 2019
Martha Davis was born on May 6, 1884. She died on February 15, 1972 at age 87. We know that Martha Davis had been residing in New Hope, Madison County, Alabama.


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Martha Davis passed away on February 15, 1972 at 87 years of age. She was born on May 6, 1884. We are unaware of information about Martha's surviving family. We know that Martha Davis had been residing in New Hope, Madison County, Alabama.
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In 1884, in the year that Martha Davis was born, on December 6th, the Washington Monument was completed. Building began in 1848 but was stopped because of lack of funds and also due to the Civil War. It would be dedicated in 1885. At the time of its completion, it was the tallest structure in the world.

In 1897, she was just 13 years old when on September 21st, editor and publisher Francis P. Church responded to a letter to the editor from Virginia O'Hanlon, 8 years old. Virginia's father had told her that "If you see it in The Sun, it's so." So she wrote to the Sun, asking if there was a Santa Claus. Church responded with the now famous editorial "Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus".

In 1940, she was 56 years old when on September 16th, the Selective Training and Service Act of 1940, was enacted - the first peacetime draft in U.S. history. Men between 21 and 36 were required to register with their draft boards. When World War II began, men between 18 and 45 were subject to service and men up to 65 were required to register.

In 1967, by the time she was 83 years old, on October 2nd, Thurgood Marshall was sworn in as the first black US Supreme Court justice. Marshall was the great-grandson of a slave and graduated first in his class at Howard University Law School. His nomination to the Supreme Court was approved by the Senate, 69 to 11.

In 1972, in the year of Martha Davis's passing, on September 5th, the Palestinian terrorist group Black September, with the assistance of German neo-nazis, kidnapped and killed 11 Israeli athletes at the Olympic Games in Munich. The attackers crept into the Olympic Village and abducted the athletes while they were sleeping. A German policeman was also killed.

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Martha C Davis
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Georgia, United States
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Martha Beatrice Davis
1885 - 1976
Park, Australia
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Martha Parnell Davis

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Martha May Davis
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Yarr, Australia
Martha Hooker Davis

Carr, Australia
Martha Davis
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Prahran, Australia
Martha Mary Davis
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Martha Ellis Davis

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Martha Elizabeth Davis
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Harriet Davis
Aug 16, 1887 - April 1985
Huntsville, Alabama
Sarah Davis
Oct 12, 1882 - Apr 15, 1968
Huntsville, AL
Effie Davis
Feb 11, 1891 - Jan 15, 1968
Huntsville, AL
Jinnie Davis
Dec 26, 1881 - Dec 15, 1967
Fayette, AL
Sinnie Davis
Nov 26, 1886 - May 1973
Chicago, Illinois
Virginia Davis
Dec 25, 1879 - August 1967
Gordo, Alabama
Tenie Davis
Mar 19, 1885 - Feb 15, 1974
Reform, AL
Cammie T Davis
Dec 24, 1888 - Aug 15, 1969
Isaiah Davis
Jan 14, 1892 - Feb 15, 1969
Eutaw, AL
N U Davis
Jan 9, 1888 - Apr 15, 1971
Millport, AL
Wilma Davis
Feb 8, 1892 - June 1977
Steens, Mississippi
Sarah L Davis
Nov 13, 1877 - Jun 15, 1968
Northport, AL
Dollie Davis
Aug 10, 1891 - March 1980
Reform, Alabama
Mary E Davis
Feb 17, 1884 - Mar 15, 1966
Tuscaloosa, AL
Martha Davis
Sep 26, 1894 - November 1978
Gordo, Alabama
Cubie Davis
Dec 22, 1891 - September 1969
Cincinnati, Ohio
Beulah Davis
May 15, 1906 - April 1986
Birmingham, Alabama
Miles S Davis
Jun 1, 1952 - Jul 26, 2006
Katie B Davis
May 18, 1885 - Mar 15, 1966
Carbon Hill, AL
Nancy Davis
Dec 17, 1882 - January 1969
Jasper, Alabama

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Jul 24, 1892 - Mar 15, 1970
Woodville, AL
Annie Gamble
Sep 20, 1891 - January 1974
Scottsboro, Alabama
Flora Gilliam
Oct 31, 1896 - July 1977
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Georgia E Goforth
Jul 17, 1883 - Aug 15, 1971
Ida A Gray
Mar 18, 1873 - Mar 15, 1968
Ralph, AL
Hattie Griggs
May 16, 1888 - March 1982
Stevenson, Alabama
Pearl Hall
Jul 12, 1889 - Apr 15, 1971
Princeton, AL
Nola B Hammon
May 15, 1884 - Mar 15, 1970
Bridgeport, AL
Sara Hancock
Jan 24, 1886 - December 1976
Scottsboro, Alabama
Lou Harden
Jul 17, 1886 - Sep 15, 1969
Huntsville, AL
Ida Hooper
Jan 19, 1884 - July 1976
Scottsboro, Alabama
Henry R Hooper
Feb 14, 1883 - Jul 15, 1966
Scottsboro, AL
Dallas Hooper
Jul 25, 1888 - November 1977
Scottsboro, Alabama
Eliziebeth Humphrey
Jun 12, 1881 - Aug 15, 1970
Huntsville, AL
Clarence Keel
Sep 12, 1897 - May 1976
Pisgah, Alabama
Bessie Keeton
Jan 26, 1897 - May 1983
Scottsboro, Alabama
Willie M King
Aug 8, 1890 - May 15, 1966
Langston, AL
Tavia Kirkpatrick
Jan 30, 1893 - September 1983
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Easter Lumpkins
Feb 15, 1888 - Jul 15, 1967
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Hollywood, AL
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