19 March 1908–17 August 1987 (Age 79) Coffee, Alabama, United States
The Life of Martha Ruth
Martha Ruth Martin was born on 19 March 1908, in Coffee, Alabama, United States. She had at least 1 son and 1 daughter with Ewell Glen Griffin. She lived in Enterprise, Coffee, Alabama, United States for about 20 years and Election Precinct 8 Grant, Coffee, Alabama, United States in 1940. She died on 17 August 1987, at the age of 79, and was buried in Dale, Alabama, United States.
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.
1912 · Alabama Equal Suffrage Association Formed
The Alabama Equal Suffrage Association was founded in Birmingham to fight for the voting rights of white women.
13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.
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.