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Martha M Pershall (1938 - 2003)

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Martha M Pershall
1938 - 2003
Born
March 26, 1938
Death
July 19, 2003
Last Known Residence
Houston, Harris County, Texas 77037
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Martha M Pershall of Houston, Harris County, Texas was born on March 26, 1938, and died at age 65 years old on July 19, 2003.
Updated: November 4, 2011
Biography ID: 60474924

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Houston, Harris County, Texas 77037
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Martha Pershall passed away at age 65 years old on July 19, 2003. Martha M Pershall of Houston, Harris County, Texas was born on March 26, 1938.

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Martha M Pershall lived 10 years shorter than the average Pershall family member when she died at the age of 65.
The average age of a Pershall family member is 75.
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In 1938, in the year that Martha M Pershall was born, on June 25th (a Saturday) the Fair Labor Standards Act was signed into law by President Roosevelt (along with 120 other bills). The Act banned oppressive child labor, set the minimum hourly wage at 25 cents, and established the maximum workweek at 44 hours. It faced a lot of opposition and in fighting for it, Roosevelt said "Do not let any calamity-howling executive with an income of $1,000 a day, ...tell you...that a wage of $11 a week is going to have a disastrous effect on all American industry."

In 1958, by the time she was 20 years old, on March 24th, Elvis Presley was inducted into the United States Army. Although he could have served in Special Services as an entertainer, he chose to become a regular soldier. Almost everyone thought it would be the end of his career - it wasn't.

In 1976, at the age of 38 years old, Martha was alive when on August 4th, a mysterious illness struck an American Legion convention in Philadelphia. Within a week, 25 people had died and 130 people had been hospitalized. It was the first known instance of what came to be called "Legionnaires Disease."

In 1984, when she was 46 years old, due to outrage about "Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom" (it seemed too "dark" to many and it was rated PG), a new rating was devised - PG-13. The first film rated PG-13 was "Red Dawn".

In 1993, she was 55 years old when on February 26th, a truck bomb exploded in the garage under the North Tower of the World Trade Center. While the bomb didn't do what was planned (collapse the North Tower into the South Tower), it did kill six people and injured thousands of people.

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