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Edward Payson MartinAge: 83 years18481931

Edward Payson Martin
Given names
Edward Payson
Birth November 17, 1848 44 44
Historical Event
Mexican-American War
from 1846 to 1848
Note: The Mexican-American War was an armed conflict between the United States of America and the United Mexican States from 1846 to 1848 in the wake of the 1845 U.S. annexation of Texas, which Mexico considered part of its territory despite the 1836 Texas Revolution -
Birth of a sisterCatherine J Martin
September 1853 (Age 4 years)
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Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 8 years)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza -
Death of a fatherRobert D Martin
January 23, 1861 (Age 12 years)
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American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 12 years)

Note: In the spring of 1861, tensions between the northern and southern United States over issues including state's right versus federal authority, westward expansion and slavery exploded into the American Civil War -
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The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 18 years)
Note: The Alaska Purchase was the purchase of 586,412 square miles of new territory by the United States from the Russian Empire (a bargain at two cents an acre) -
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Yellow Fever Epidemic
1867 (Age 18 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
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Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 20 years)

Note: The First Transcontinental Railroad was a 1,907-mile contiguous railroad line constructed between 1863 and 1869 across the western United States to connect the Pacific coast with the existing Eastern U.S. rail network -
Death of a motherJanet Smith
about 1877 (Age 28 years)

Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 29 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
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Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 49 years)
Note: The Spanish-American War was a conflict in 1898 between Spain and the United States, the result of American intervention in the Cuban War of Independence -
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Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 67 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic -
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World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 68 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
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Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 69 years)

Note: Spanish Influenza killed over 500,000 people in the United States, and somewhere between 20 and 40 million in what has been cited as the most devastating epidemic in history -
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The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 80 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -
Death December 29, 1931 (Age 83 years)
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Marriage: April 20, 1829Kentucky, United States
20 months
elder sibling
3 years
elder brother
John P Martin
Birth: January 4, 1833 28 29Jefferson, Indiana, United States
3 years
elder brother
3 years
elder brother
5 years
elder brother
3 years
elder sister
5 years
Edward Payson Martin
Birth: November 17, 1848 44 44Boonville, Cooper, Missouri, United States
Death: December 29, 1931Lamont, Whitman, Washington, United States
5 years
younger sister
Catherine J Martin
Birth: September 1853 49 49Kentucky, United States
Death: May 6, 1933Los Angeles, California, United States

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