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Martha Ellen Houser
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Birth: Apr. 11, 1923
Post
Garza County
Texas, USA
Death: Mar. 18, 1937
New London
Rusk County
Texas, USA

Martha was a victim of the New London school explosion of 1937. Her sisters Laura and Imogene were also victims.

Martha was the tenth child of John Wesley Houser and Ollie Lee Hudgens Houser. She, along with her two younger sisters were living with their older sister, Pauline Houser Powell so they could attend this new school. Martha wanted to stay home from school that fateful day and help with laundry and cleaning but her older sister told her that the reason she was there was to get a good education at a good school so she had to go to school.

Martha, Laura Lee and Imogene were waiting outside the main building at the end of the school day to go home when the explosion happened. They were hit with falling debris and bricks. 
 
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 Parents:
  John Wesley Houser (1885 - 1968)
  Ollie Lee Hudgens Houser (1885 - 1931)
 
 Siblings:
  Martha Ellen Houser (1923 - 1937)
  Laura Lee Houser (1924 - 1937)*
  Imogene Houser (1926 - 1937)*
  Chester Forrest Houser (1928 - 1988)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Overton City Cemetery
Overton
Rusk County
Texas, USA
 
Maintained by: Kat
Originally Created by: Jennifer
Record added: Apr 19, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 10814917
Martha Ellen Houser
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Martha Ellen Houser
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Martha Ellen Houser
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- JuliaBaskinGreen
 Added: Feb. 20, 2014
Rest in peace, my beautiful grandmother-in-Christ. I love you very, very much.
- Pinoy Pride
 Added: Jan. 22, 2014

- D McK S
 Added: Nov. 3, 2013
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