Martin J Kermer (1908 - 1995)

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Martin J Kermer
1908 - 1995
updated February 06, 2019
Martin J Kermer was born on May 24, 1908. He died on January 23, 1995 at age 86. We know that Martin J Kermer had been residing in Ponce, Ponce County, PR 00732.


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Martin J Kermer passed away on January 23, 1995 at 86 years of age. He was born on May 24, 1908. There is no information about Martin's surviving family. We know that Martin J Kermer had been residing in Ponce, Ponce County, PR 00732.
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In 1908, in the year that Martin J Kermer was born, a 7.1 earthquake and the resulting tsunami killed 70,000 to 100,000 people in southern Italy and Sicily. The earthquake, lasting 30 to 40 seconds, occurred in the Strait of Messina which was between the region of Calabria (at the "toe" of Italy) and the island of Sicily and destruction from it occurred in a 186 mile radius. It was the most destructive earthquake ever to hit Europe.

In 1910, he was merely 2 years old when Halley's comet, which returns past the earth every 75 - 76 years was observed photographically for the first time. Two fortuitous events occurred - photography had been invented since the last time the comet had passed and the comet was relatively close. There was panic because one astronomer claimed that the gas from its tail "would impregnate the atmosphere and possibly snuff out all life on the planet." People bought gas masks, "anti-comet pills" and "anti-comet umbrellas".

In 1967, at the age of 59 years old, Martin was alive when on October 2nd, Thurgood Marshall was sworn in as the first black US Supreme Court justice. Marshall was the great-grandson of a slave and graduated first in his class at Howard University Law School. His nomination to the Supreme Court was approved by the Senate, 69 to 11.

In 1980, Martin was 72 years old when on April 24th, a rescue attempt was begun in the Iranian Hostage Crisis. The attempt failed and 8 US servicemen were killed. Eight helicopters had been sent for the mission, but only 5 arrived in operating condition., Since the military had advised that the mission be aborted if there were fewer than 6 helicopters, President Carter stopped it. Upon leaving, a helicopter collided with a transport plane and the men were killed.

In 1995, in the year of Martin J Kermer's passing, on May 19th, the deadliest terrorist attack on American soil - before 9/11 - took place in Oklahoma City. A truck bomb went off outside the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in downtown - killing 68 people, injuring more than 680 others, and destroying one-third of the building. The most disturbing images were of children - a daycare center was hit by the bomb. The deadliest incident of domestic terrorism ever, Timothy McVeigh, Terry Nichols, and Michael Fortier were convicted of the bombing.

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William Kermer
May 21, 1895 - February 1984
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Oct 30, 1898 - Dec 7, 1994
Woodbury, NY
Bertha Kermer
Jan 25, 1898 - February 1980
New York, NY
Samuel Kermer
Aug 22, 1896 - December 1966
Bronx, NY
Paul Kermer
Mar 24, 1914 - April 1968
George Kermer
Oct 12, 1915 - November 1982
Las Vegas, Nevada
Frieda B Kermer
Oct 3, 1912 - Aug 12, 2006
Orland Park, IL
Dorothy J Kermer
Nov 14, 1920 - Jan 23, 1998
Downers Grove, IL
Clara Kermer
Sep 16, 1890 - April 1964
Arthur C Kermer
Nov 3, 1922 - Dec 23, 2008
Minooka, IL
Mildred Kermer
Aug 15, 1944 - Nov 3, 1995
Edna M Kermer
Sep 13, 1927 - Sep 24, 2003
Rowlett, TX
Kathryn Kermer
Jan 11, 1904 - Jun 2, 1993
Pasadena, CA
Grace Kermer
around 1908 - Sep 24, 1909
Jessie Kermer
around 1895 - Jul 17, 1896
Philomena Kermer
around 1868 - Dec 28, 1926

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