Martha Davis (1891 - 1977)

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Martha Davis
1891 - 1977
updated February 06, 2019
Martha Davis was born on November 7, 1891. She died in July 1977 at age 85. We know that Martha Davis had been residing in Cleburne, Johnson County, Texas.


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Martha Davis died in July 1977 at 85 years of age. She was born on November 7, 1891. There is no information about Martha's family or relationships. We know that Martha Davis had been residing in Cleburne, Johnson County, Texas.
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In 1891, in the year that Martha Davis was born, James Naismith, at the Springfield Massachusetts YMCA, invented the game of basketball. Originally using two peach baskets and a soccer ball, he created the game to keep his students active during the long, harsh New England winters.

In 1902, Martha was only 11 years old when about 150 thousand United Mine Workers went on strike in eastern Pennsylvania for a wage increase and more suitable hours. They eventually got a 10% raise and their workday was reduced from 10 hours to 9. Because winter was coming and most people at the time heated their homes with coal, President Teddy Roosevelt arbitrated between the owners and the workers - the first time that the Federal government arbitrated in a strike.

In 1927, she was 36 years old when the first "talkie" (a movie with music, songs, and talking), The Jazz Singer, was released. Al Jolson starred as a cantor's son who instead of following in his father's footsteps as expected, becomes a singer of popular songs. Banished by his father, they reconcile on his father's deathbed. It was a tear-jerker and audiences went wild - especially when they heard the songs. Thus begun the demise of silent films and the rise of "talkies".

In 1940, when she was 49 years old, 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 1977, in the year of Martha Davis'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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Andrew H Davis
Apr 5, 1929 - May 14, 1998
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William R Davis
Nov 11, 1925 - Mar 28, 1985
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Jun 3, 1931 - Dec 12, 1996
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May 3, 1911 - February 1984
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Dec 29, 1932 - Jun 6, 2009
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Jul 27, 1930 - Jun 7, 2007
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Jun 29, 1930 - August 1975
Lubbock, Texas
Cassie Davis
Nov 30, 1932 - April 1985
Fort Worth, Texas
Denzel Davis
Aug 28, 1930 - February 1975
Raydell Davis
May 12, 1932 - Mar 9, 1999
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J D Davis
Dec 10, 1929 - Jul 18, 2011
Wichita Falls, TX
Robert L Davis
Oct 22, 1931 - Aug 8, 2001
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