16 November 1890–8 January 1980 (Age 89) Dickson, Tennessee, United States
The Life of Nellie
When Nellie Martin was born on 16 November 1890, in Dickson, Tennessee, United States, her father, Robert Winfield Martin, was 26 and her mother, Ada Orlee Wakeman, was 22. She married William Jasper Lane Sr. on 23 September 1911, in Davidson, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Cheatham, Tennessee, United States in 1900. She died on 8 January 1980, in Nashville, Davidson, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 89.
A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1898 · War with the Spanish
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1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress
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1 English, Scottish, Irish, French, Dutch, German, Czech, Slovak, Spanish (Martín), Italian (Venice), etc.: from a personal name (Latin Martinus, a derivative of Mars, genitive Martis, the Roman god of fertility and war, whose name may derive ultimately from a root mar ‘gleam’). This was borne by a famous 4th-century saint, Martin of Tours, and consequently became extremely popular throughout Europe in the Middle Ages. As a North American surname, this form has absorbed many cognates from other European forms.2 English: habitational name from any of several places so called, principally in Hampshire, Lincolnshire, and Worcestershire, named in Old English as ‘settlement by a lake’ (from mere or mær ‘pool’, ‘lake’ + tūn ‘settlement’) or as ‘settlement by a boundary’ (from (ge)mære ‘boundary’ + tūn ‘settlement’). The place name has been charged from Marton under the influence of the personal name Martin.