Marvin Abrams

(1884 - 1966)

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Marvin Eugene Abrams
1884 - 1966
Born
March 1, 1884
Death
July 1966
Last Known Residence
Whitmire, Newberry County, South Carolina 29178
Summary
Marvin Abrams was born on March 1, 1884. He died in July 1966 at age 82. We know that Marvin Abrams had been residing in Whitmire, Newberry County, South Carolina 29178.
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Marvin Eugene Abrams Sr was a prominent businessmen and community member of Newberry County South Carolina and served as Senator from Newberry County for 20 years. He was a member of an old and prominent family and was the third of four sons of Thomas Worth and Josephine Scott Abrams.

In 1903 he graduated with first honors from Newberry College, and then immediately after graduation worked as a salesman at the general store of W. H. Raser in Whitmire and later became bookeeper.

In 1906 Marvin established himself in the mercantile business and owned a store which had been in the Shell and Abrams families for more than 150 years. He also served as the director of the Whitmire Bank, and the clerk of the Town of Whitmire. It was noted that he passed an ordinance creating a fire zone. While chairman of the Whitmire School board of trustees he was instrumental in having the high school building erected, and secured the funds necessary to build the Whitmire library.

He was formerly a member of the Junior Order, United Mechanics and Improved Order of the Red Men, and member of the Masonic Roseboro Lodge #195. He was a member of the Whitmire Methodist Church and served as steward for 50 years and Sunday School superintendent.

According to the Newberry Observer newspaper, on January 27th 1939 Marvin spoke on station "WIS" out of Columbia regarding a proposed probation and parole system, and then three months later on April 25th he was part of the delegation who formed the Newberry County sesquicentennial celebration. During this time, his son Marvin Jr. was attending Whitmire HIgh School and competed in District Debates at Clinton. Jr. later accompanied the girls club group on a trip to Washington DC.

Also that year according to the same newspaper, on August 22nd 1939 Marvin and his wife went to Trinidad Colorado to attend a Confederate reunion, and after the reunion they continued their trip to a California Exposition.. Their daughter Mrs. Carl Gibson and son returned to Richburg after recovering from an appendectomy.

He was married twice: His first wife Miss Fannie Mae Henderson who died in 1946, and his second wife Mrs. Dewey M. Abrams. He had three daughters Mrs. K. D. Lorick, Mrs. J. Carl Gibson, and Miss Josephine abrams, and three sons TT. W. and J. H. Abrams and M. E. Abrams Jr.

In 2016 South Carolina made a resolution that the department of transportation name the bridge spanning the Enoree River along the US Highway 176 and South Carolina Highways 72 and 121 in Newberry and Union Counties the "Senator Marvin E. Abrams Bridge" in memory of the former South Carolina State Senator Marvin E. Abrams and to erect appropriate markers and/or signs at the bridge reflecting this designation.
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Marvin Abrams
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Marvin Eugene Abrams Sr
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Whitmire, Newberry County, South Carolina 29178
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250 Graham Cemetery Rd, in Pomaria, Newberry County, South Carolina United States 29126
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Born, raised and died in Newberry County, his family had lived in the area for approx. 100 years.
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1903 graduate of Newberry College, a private Lutheran liberal-arts college in Newberry, South Carolina.
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Successful merchant and business man to Newberry County South Carolina.

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Active member of the Masonic Roseboro Lodge #195 and Whitmire Methodist Church.

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Marvin Abrams died in July 1966 at 82 years of age. He was buried in Pomaria, South Carolina. He was born on March 1, 1884. There is no information about Marvin's immediate family. We know that Marvin Abrams had been residing in Whitmire, Newberry County, South Carolina 29178.

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In 1884, in the year that Marvin Abrams was born, on December 6th, the Washington Monument was completed. Building began in 1848 but was stopped because of lack of funds and also due to the Civil War. It would be dedicated in 1885. At the time of its completion, it was the tallest structure in the world.

In 1907, when he was 23 years old, radiometric dating, a recently discovered technology that could date rocks, found that the earth was 2.2 billion years old which was dramatically older than previously thought. Later refinements and advancements in science would date the age of the earth at over 4.5 billion years.

In 1939, at the age of 55 years old, Marvin was alive when on the 1st of September, Nazi Germany invaded Poland. On September 17th, the Soviet Union invaded Poland as well. Poland expected help from France and the United Kingdom, since they had a pact with both. But no help came. By October 6th, the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany held full control of the previously Polish lands. Eventually, the invasion of Poland lead to World War II.

In 1948, by the time he was 64 years old, on May 14th, the State of Israel was proclaimed by David Ben-Gurion, who became Israel's first Premier, and the U.S. officially recognized Israel. That evening, Egypt launched an air assault on Israel.

In 1966, in the year of Marvin Abrams's passing, on July 1st, Medicare became available after President Johnson signed into law the Medicare Act in 1965. President Truman had received the first Medicare card since he had been the first to propose national healthcare law. insurance.

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