Martha Jane Knowles (1868 - 1950)

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Martha Jane Knowles
1868 - 1950
updated February 06, 2019
Martha Jane Knowles was born in 1868. She was born to Watson William Knowles and Mary Ann Bolton Knowles, and we currently have no other siblings in her family tree. She died in 1950 in Nathalia, Australia at 82 years old.

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Martha Jane Knowles

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Jane

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Martha Knowles died in in Nathalia, Australia

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Nathalia, Australia

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Martha Jane Knowles

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Watson William Knowles
Nathalia, Australia
Mary Ann Bolton Knowles
Nathalia, Australia

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Martha Jane Knowles died in 1950 in Nathalia, Australia at age 82. She was born in 1868. She was born to Watson William Knowles and Mary Ann Bolton Knowles, and we currently have no other siblings in her family tree.
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1868 - 1950 World Events

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In 1868, in the year that Martha Jane Knowles was born, on July 9th, The Fourteenth Amendment to the US Constitution was ratified. The Fourteenth Amendment guaranteed African Americans full citizenship and equal protection under the law. It also gave all persons in the United States due process of law. The former Confederate states hotly contested the amendment but were forced to go along so that they could regain representation in Congress

In 1876, Martha was merely 8 years old when in the Spring, Sioux chief Sitting Bull's encampment in the region of the Little Bighorn River was expanded by "vast numbers" from other tribes. This meeting of Native Americans became the last great gathering of native peoples on the Great Plains.

In 1895, at the age of 27 years old, Martha was alive when on May 18th, Italy's first motor race was held. The race was 58 miles long - from Turin to Asti and back. Five cars started but only three completed the race. It was won by Simone Federman who drove a Daimler Omnibus - his average speed was 9.6 mph.

In 1927, when she was 59 years old, 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 1950, in the year of Martha Jane Knowles's passing, in February, Joe McCarthy gave a speech alleging that he had a list of "members of the Communist Party and members of a spy ring" who worked in the State Department. He went on to chair a committee that investigated not only the State Department but also the administration of President Harry S. Truman, the Voice of America, and the U.S. Army for communist spies - until he was condemned by the U.S. Senate in 1954.

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Other Martha Knowleses

Martha Jean Knowles
Died: 1911
Geelong, Australia
Martha Jane Watson Knowles
Heidelberg, Australia
Martha Jan Watson Knowles
Echuca, Australia

Other Knowleses

Watson William Knowles
Nathalia, Australia
Mary Ann Bolton Knowles
Nathalia, Australia
Mary Ann Knowles
1865 - 1951
W Melb, Australia
Donaghy Daniel Knowles
W Melb, Australia
Mary Egan Knowles
W Melb, Australia
Peter Paul Knowles
1897 - 1951
Parkville, Australia
Charles Knowles
Parkville, Australia
Sarah Grubb Knowles
Parkville, Australia
James Knowles
1865 - 1951
Chelsea, Australia
Edward Booth Knowles
Chelsea, Australia
K N Knowles
Chelsea, Australia
James Vic Clarkson Knowles
1914 - 1952
Port Melbourne, Australia
James Vic Knowles
Port Melbourne, Australia
Beatrice Watson Knowles
Port Melbourne, Australia
Douglas John Maurice Knowles
1893 - 1952
Northcote, Australia
John Knowles
Northcote, Australia
Bertha Adeline Turpin Knowles
Northcote, Australia
Herbert Ray Knowles
1893 - 1952
Brunswick, Australia
Alf Ernest Knowles
Cburg, Australia

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Watson William Knowles
Nathalia, Australia
Mary Ann Bolton Knowles
Nathalia, Australia
Joseph John Trickey
1872 - 1950
Nathalia, Australia
Joseph Trickey
Nathalia, Australia
Agnes Douglas Trickey
Nathalia, Australia
William Walsh
1860 - 1950
Nathalia, Australia
William Walsh
Nathalia, Australia
Elizabeth Walsh
Nathalia, Australia
Samuel Baxter
1876 - 1950
Nathalia, Australia
William Baxter
Nathalia, Australia
Martha Moorhead Baxter
Nathalia, Australia
Caroline Louise Mckinnon
1867 - 1950
Nathalia, Australia
Hosken James Mckinnon
Nathalia, Australia
Mary Ann Hosken Mckinnon
Nathalia, Australia
Robert Reginald Hemm
1911 - 1950
Nathalia, Australia
Reginald James Hemm
Nathalia, Australia
Edith Violet (Stone) Hemm
Nathalia, Australia
Daniel Joseph Oshanassy
1871 - 1950
Nathalia, Australia
James Oshanassy
Nathalia, Australia
Ellen Conlon Oshanassy
Nathalia, Australia
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