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Truman Martin (1916 - 1992)

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Truman Allen Martin
1916 - 1992
Born
June 6, 1916
Virginia, United States in Lee, Virginia United States 20120
Death
April 18, 1992
Keokee, Virginia United States 24265
Last Known Residence
Keokee, Lee County, Virginia United States 24265
Summary
Truman Martin was born on June 6, 1916 at Virginia, United States, Lee, Virginia United States. He is the child of Farist Elisha Martin and Martha Victoria (Arney) Martin. According to his family tree, Truman was father to 2 children. He married Nina Melissa (McKinney) Martin on June 14, 1937 in Virginia and they later divorced in . They had children PATRICIA FAYE (MARTIN) and GLENN ALLEN MARTIN. He died on April 18, 1992 in Keokee, Virginia United States at 75 years of age.
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Introduction
Truman was my my maternal Grandfather. I don't know much about him except I know he served in the Navy August 18, 1940 during WWII. I know he married my grandmother Nina M. McKinney Martin, June 14, 1937. I know he was a coal miner and died of Black lung disease, and Lung Cancer. He divorced my grandmother in the 1950's and he remained in Virginia while my Grandmother moved to Plymouth, Indiana. He later married Sally Ann Boggs marriage date uncertain (1945-2008). He was a father of 12 children and step father to 2. His father's name was Farist Elisha Martin (who died July 18, 1955). Truman's mother was Martha Victoria Arney Martin (1896-1979). He had several brothers and sisters and they lived all over the Eastern and mid-western part of the United States. Truman was 71 when he passed away.
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Truman Martin
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Truman Allen Martin
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Keokee, Lee County, Virginia United States 24265
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Truman Martin was born on at Virginia, United States in Lee, Virginia United States 20120
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Truman Martin died on in Keokee, Virginia United States 24265
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April 18, 1992
Pennington Gap in Lee County, Virginia United States 24243
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I'm not completely certain of this, I'm only going by stories I heard, but I believe Truman was part Cherokee and English or Irish.
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did not go to high school

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Coal miner

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I don't know a lot about Truman, I only seen pictures and heard stories. I watched my mother fall apart as she traveled back and forth from Virginia to Ohio when Truman was dying. I know he has 12 children 10 by Nina and 2 by Sally, He also stepfather to Sally's other 2 from her first Marriage. He lived in Virginia his whole life.

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He served in the US Navy, 18 August 1940
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Married: June 14, 1937 -
Cause of Separation: Divorce
Married at: Virginia United States
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Jennifer Schieb Allen commented on Oct 11, 2021
Truman was married to Nina Melissa McKinney, and divorced sometime in the 1950's He later married Sally Ann Boggs. He fathered 12 children I believe and step father to 2. He lived in Virginia all his life, and was a coal miner after WWII. He served in the US Navy in 1940. His father was Farist Elisha Martin and his mother was Martha Victoria Arney Martin. His children include Glenn A Martin (2021), Patricia F. Martin Schieb(2015), Truman "Frank" Martin, David C. Martin, Carol Ann Martin Strolle, Michael L Martin, Martha "Cathy" Martin Lavalle, Herbert "Dan" Martin, Rita I. Martin Lemon, Karen R Martin Pearce, Gretta Martin and I believe Allen Martin. I do not know the names of his step children. Truman died of Lung Cancer and Black lung disease at home with some family members by his side..

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Truman Martin, father to 2 children, passed away on April 18, 1992 in Keokee, Virginia United States at age 75. He was buried in Pennington Gap, Virginia United States. Truman was born on June 6, 1916 at Virginia, United States, Lee, Virginia United States. He is the child of Farist Elisha Martin and Martha Victoria (Arney) Martin. According to his family tree, he married Nina Melissa (McKinney) Martin on June 14, 1937 in Virginia and they later divorced in . They had children PATRICIA FAYE (MARTIN) and GLENN ALLEN MARTIN.
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1916 - 1992 World Events

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In 1916, in the year that Truman Martin was born, the Battle of Verdun was fought from February through December. It was the largest and longest battle of World War I, lasting 303 days. The original estimates were 714,231 casualties - 377,231 French and 337,000 German, an average of 70,000 casualties a month. Current estimates are even larger. The Battle of the Somme was also fought from July through September of the same year. Original estimates were 485,000 British and French casualties and 630,000 German casualties.

In 1932, by the time he was 16 years old, on February 27th, actress Elizabeth Taylor was born in London. Her parents were Americans living in London and when she was 7, the family moved to Los Angeles. Her first small part in a movie was in There's One Born Every Minute in 1942 but her first starring role was in National Velvet in 1944. She became as famous for her 8 marriages (to 7 people) as she was for her beauty and films.

In 1949, Truman was 33 years old when on January 25th, the first Emmy Awards (for television) were handed out in Los Angeles. Shirley Dinsdale won for the Most Outstanding Television Personality and Pantomime Quiz Time earned an Emmy for the Most Popular Television Program.

In 1967, he was 51 years old when on November 7th, President Johnson signed legislation passed by Congress that created the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), which would later become PBS and NPR. The legislation required CPB to operate with a "strict adherence to objectivity and balance in all programs or series of programs of a controversial nature".

In 1992, in the year of Truman Martin's passing, in April, Bosnia-Herzegovina declared independence from Yugoslavia. The newly created Bosnian Serb army then began a campaign against Muslim Bosniaks and Bosnian Croats - killing, raping, torturing, beating and robbing - and resulting in the deaths of over 100,000.

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