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Martha Wagner (1874 - 1924)

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Martha Wagner
1874 - 1924
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c. 1874
Death
August 16, 1924
Manhattan County, New York United States
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Martha Wagner was born c. 1874. She died on August 16, 1924 in New York United States at 50 years of age.
Updated: August 15, 2013
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Martha Wagner died on August 16, 1924 in New York United States at age 50. She was born c. 1874. There is no information about Martha's family.
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In 1874, in the year that Martha Wagner was born, on November 4th, the Democratic Party regained control of the US House of Representatives - the first time since 1860. The Democrats now held 183 seats - up 94 - and the Republicans held 106 - down 93.

In 1882, at the age of only 8 years old, Martha was alive when on April 3rd, 34 year old outlaw Jesse James was shot in the back of the head by trusted friend and partner Robert Ford. Suspected of colluding with the Governor of Missouri, brothers Robert and Charley Ford were arrested, indicted, plead guilty, sentenced to be hung - then pardoned by the Governor. All in one day.

In 1909, at the age of 35 years old, Martha was alive when Polish physician and medical researcher Paul Ehrlich found a cure for syphilis, which was a prevalent (but undiscussed) disease. He found that an arsenic compound completely cured syphilis within 3 weeks.

In 1910, when she was 36 years old, the Mexican revolution began. Dictator Porfirio Díaz had ruled for 35 years and was nationally unpopular. When elections were held in 1910 and a rigged election kept Diaz in office. The uprising began - and lasted for another 10 years.

In 1924, in the year of Martha Wagner's passing, J. Edgar Hoover, at the age of 29, was appointed the sixth director of the Bureau of Investigation by Calvin Coolidge (which later became the Federal Bureau of Investigation). The Bureau had approximately 650 employees, including 441 Special Agents. A former employee of the Justice Department, Hoover accepted his new position on the proviso that the bureau was to be completely divorced from politics and that the director report only to the attorney general.

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