Martha J Davis (1909 - 1991)

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Martha J Davis
1909 - 1991
updated February 06, 2019
Martha J Davis was born on February 22, 1909. She died on June 25, 1991 at 82 years old. We know that Martha J Davis had been residing in Darlington, Darlington County, South Carolina.


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Martha J Davis passed away on June 25, 1991 at 82 years old. She was born on February 22, 1909. We have no information about Martha's family or relationships. We know that Martha J Davis had been residing in Darlington, Darlington County, South Carolina.
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In 1909, in the year that Martha J Davis was born, William Howard Taft became the 27th President of the United States on March 4th. Previously Secretary of War, Judge on the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals, Solicitor General of the U.S., and Governor of both the Philippines and Cuba, Taft was the only President who went on to become Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.

In 1930, Martha was 21 years old when on August 6th, N.Y. Supreme Court Judge Joseph Crater went through papers in his office, destroyed some of them, withdrew all his money from the bank - $5,150, sold his stock, met friends at a restaurant for dinner and disappeared after getting into a taxi (or walking down the street - his friends' testimony later changed). His disappearance was reported to the police on September 3rd - almost a month later. His wife didn't know what happened, his fellow Justices had no idea, and his mistresses (he had several) said that they didn't know. While his disappearance was front page news, his fate was never discovered and after 40 years the case was closed, still without knowing if Crater was dead or alive.

In 1944, at the age of 35 years old, Martha was alive when on December 16th, The Battle of the Bulge began in the Ardennes forest on the Western Front. Lasting for a little over a month, the battle began with a surprise attack by Germany on the Allied forces The U.S. suffered their highest casualties of any operation in World War II - 89,000 were casualties, around 8,600 killed - but Germany also severely depleted their resources and they couldn't be replaced.

In 1978, at the age of 69 years old, Martha was alive when 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.

In 1991, in the year of Martha J Davis's passing, on November 7th, legendary basketball player Magic Johnson announced that he had HIV. In 1991, the public was confused about the difference between HIV and AIDS (HIV is a virus that can lead to AIDS) and there was little treatment for either. Most thought that Johnson would die within a year or so. Also, the transmission of AIDS wasn't understood so he had to retire from basketball. Magic Johnson is still alive and well.

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May 12, 1936 - Aug 12, 2000
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Dorothy L Davis
Sep 4, 1933 - Mar 1, 2005
Charlotte, NC
James R Davis
Jun 20, 1939 - Mar 8, 2004
Bishopville, SC
Annie M Davis
Mar 11, 1925 - Jun 11, 1993
Florence, SC
Willie M Davis
Jan 29, 1930 - Mar 8, 2001
Cheraw, SC
Ruth Davis
Sep 6, 1899 - September 1982
Conway, South Carolina
Mack Davis
Jan 11, 1936 - April 1980
Conway, South Carolina
Pompey Davis
Jan 20, 1935 - Jul 27, 2005
Florence, South Carolina
L Davis
Jul 20, 1934 - April 1985
Longs, South Carolina
James M Davis
Dec 22, 1932 - Jun 27, 2011
Bel Air, MD
A Davis
Sep 15, 1982 - Apr 13, 2010
Rachel Davis
Apr 27, 1932 - January 1965
South Carolina
Izetta Davis
Feb 1, 1916 - Mar 26, 2001
Charleston, SC
Selma R Davis
Mar 5, 1902 - Oct 18, 1998
Summerville, SC

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Marion, SC
Maxey Strauss
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Leon Strauss
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John Pearnell
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Conway, South Carolina
Charlie Green
Jun 1, 1937 - October 1977
Neter G Dewitt
Jun 1, 1899 - September 1988
Marion, SC
Mary W Edwards
Nov 12, 1893 - Feb 12, 1992
Darlington, SC
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Aug 23, 1938 - Jul 11, 2007
Marion, South Carolina
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