Martin Lucien Andrus

17 March 1908–28 June 1989 (Age 81)
Graves, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Martin Lucien

When Martin Lucien Andrus was born on 17 March 1908, in Graves, Kentucky, United States, his father, Leander Ellwood Andrus, was 27 and his mother, Ethel Palmer, was 22. He married Dora Lucile Gordon on 26 December 1930, in Portland, Multnomah, Oregon, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He immigrated to New York City, New York, United States in 1956 and lived in Multnomah, Oregon, United States for about 6 years. He registered for military service in 1942. He died on 28 June 1989, in Point Pleasant Beach, Ocean, New Jersey, United States, at the age of 81.

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Martin Lucien Andrus
Dora Lucile Gordon
Marriage: 26 December 1930

Spouse and Children

26 December 1930
Portland, Multnomah, Oregon, United States




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World Events (8)

1909 · The NAACP is formed

Age 1

Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.
1913 · The Woolworth Building Opens as the Tallest Building in the World

Age 5

At 792 feet above Broadway, the Woolworth Building became the tallest building in the world and held the record for 17 years. The Woolworth Building was overshadowed by the Chrysler Building at 1,046 feet in 1930 and the Empire State Building at 1,454 feet in 1931. Retailer and mogul Frank W. Woolworth commissioned the Woolworth Building in 1910 with the intent of his namesake building to be the tallest in the world. The 13 million dollar project was financed in cash by Woolworth which allowed him freedoms in the design and construction of the ornate, gothic building. An opening ceremony was held on April 24, 1913 at which President Woodrow Wilson pressed a button from the White House and lit the historic building in New York City.

Age 23

The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.

Name Meaning

English: variant of Andrews .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Martin Andrus, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Martin Andrews in household of Leander Andrews, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Martin J Andrus in household of Leander E Andrus, "United States Census, 1910"

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