Vernon Eugene Martin (1916 - 1985)

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Vernon Eugene Martin
1916 - 1985
September 18, 1916
Gray, Knox County, Kentucky USA
January 6, 1985
Fir Grove South Santiam Highway, in Lebanon, Linn County, Oregon 06340
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Fir Grove South Santiam Highway, Space 20, in Lebanon, Linn County, Oregon USA 97355
Vernon Eugene Martin was born on September 18, 1916 in Gray, Kentucky USA. He is the child of Nannette Serena Walters, with siblings David and Theodore. According to his family tree, Vernon was father to 1 child. He married Louise Sophia Stark, and they had a child Ian Oliver Martin. He died on January 6, 1985 at Fir Grove, Lebanon, Oregon 06340 at 68 years of age.
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Travelled with wife Louise Stark to Naples, Italy,,,leaving New York, New York on 28 July 1956. just after retirement from the Navy, aboard the USNS PVT ELDEN H. JOHNSON T-AP 184. In US Navy 30 July 1935 to 30 June 1956 Service No. 356005 68.5" Height. 175 lbs Weight Medals: WWII Victory Amer. Theater Asiatic Pacific Theater Good Conduct National Defense Service Navy Occupation Service (Europe)

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Fir Grove South Santiam Highway, Space 20, in Lebanon, Linn County, Oregon USA 97355
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Vernon Martin was born on in Gray, Knox County, Kentucky USA
Vernon Martin died on at Fir Grove South Santiam Highway, in Lebanon, Linn County, Oregon 06340
Metastasis of Cancer of Colon
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December 2011
John Dalton Martin Memorial Cemetery, John Dalton Martin Farm Homestead Arapaho Trail, in Gray, Knox County, Kentucky USA
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British American

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United States


School No. 36, Indianapolis, Indiana Arsenal Technical High School, Indianapolis. Indiana, May 1948 Associate of Arts, Richland College - Dallas County Community College . Dallas, Texas 1976


The Christian Church (aka, The Disciples of Christ, or as The Disciples)


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United States Navy enlisted July 30, 1935 in Indianapolis, Indiana and tendered a limted duty commission (LDO) as an ensign in administration. He retired on June 30, 1956 at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in the rank of Lieutenant.

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Brotherhood Masonic Center 855 Brotherhood Way San Francisco, CA 94132-2903 US [external link] Raised to Master Mason, 1942

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US Navy...1935 to 1956 Enlisted service and Mechanic and Yeoman Commissioned service as Naval Administration

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Vernon Eugene Martin Obituary Guest Book The Guest Book is expired. Restore the Guest Book Gray, Ky. - Vernon Eugene Martin, LT, USN, son of David Radford Martin and Nannette Serena Walters, was born on Sept. 18, 1916, in Gray, Ky., and died at home on Jan. 6, 1985, in Lebanon, Ore. Ian Oliver Martin recently interred his father's cremains in the John Dalton Martin Cemetery on Arapaho Trail, Gray, Knox County, Ky. Published in The Day on Dec. 20, 2011 - See more at: [external link] [external link]
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In 1916, in the year that Vernon Eugene Martin was born, visiting nurse Margaret Sanger opened the first birth control clinic in the U.S. at 46 Amboy St. in Brooklyn New York. Ten days after the clinic opened, Sanger was arrested for "violating laws against giving out birth control information" which was defined as obscenity. The clinic was not handing out birth control - just information about sex and birth control methods. (The Comstock law categorized information about abortion, family planning, and contraception as “obscene”.) The clinics and organizations that Sanger established later evolved into the Planned Parenthood Federation of America.

In 1932, he was 16 years old when 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 1950, Vernon was 34 years old when on October 2, Charlie Brown appeared in the first Peanuts comic strip - created by Charles Schultz - and he was the only character in that strip. That year, Schultz said that Charlie was 4 years old, but Charlie aged a bit through the years.

In 1973, he was 57 years old when on January 28th, the Paris Peace Accord was signed - supposedly ending the Vietnam War. Hostilities continued between North and South Vietnam and the U.S. continued to bomb. But by August 15, 1973, 95% of American troops had left Vietnam. The war ended in 1975 with the fall of Saigon.

In 1985, in the year of Vernon Eugene Martin's passing, on March 15th, the first internet domain name was registered - Symbolics, Inc., a spinoff of the MIT AI Lab, was a computer manufacturer headquartered in Massachusetts. The company no longer exists and the domain name was sold 25 years later.

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