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Margaret Martine O'Bryan

Female 1900 - 1984  (83 years)


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  • Name Margaret Martine O'Bryan 
    Born 29 Oct 1900  Newman, Daviess, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Female 
    Died 21 May 1984  Owensboro, Daviess, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Siblings 6 siblings 
    Person ID I76  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others
    Last Modified 1 Nov 2020 

    Father James Monroe O'Bryan,   b. 21 Jan 1851,   d. 18 Oct 1908, Owensboro, Daviess, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years) 
    Mother Margaret Marcelline Newton,   b. 2 Dec 1874,   d. 26 Aug 1961, Owensboro, Daviess, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years) 
    Married 5 Jun 1894  West Louisville, Daviess, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Family ID F5936  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family George McFerran Fuqua,   b. 15 Sep 1887, Owensboro, Daviess, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Dec 1960, Owensboro, Daviess, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Married 11 Jun 1928  [1, 3, 4
    Last Modified 1 Nov 2020 
    Family ID F6568  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • "Publishing Company Director Dies at 83." Owensboro Messenger-Inquirer, 22 May 1984, p. 15:

      Martine O'Bryan Fuqua, a member of the boards of directors of the Owensboro Publishing Co. and Owensboro Broadcasting Co., died Monday at Mercy Hospital.

      Mrs. Fuqua, who lived at 1908 Griffith Ave., was 83.

      She started her newspaper career in 1921 when she joined the accounting department of the Owensboro Messenger. She was an accountant for the paper until she married George M. Fuqua, the paper's business manager, in 1928.

      Fuqua, who negotiated the merger of the Messenger and Inquirer in 1929, later became vice president of Owensboro Publishing Co. and business manager of the Messenger-Inquirer. He died in 1960.

      Mrs. Fuqua did accounting and income tax work for the Messenger-Inquirer for more than 30 years. She had served on the publishing company's board since 1954 and became an officer of the company in 1960.

      She had served since 1959 as a director and officer of the Owensboro Broadcasting Co., which operates WOMI and WBKR.

      In recent years she was director emeritus on both boards.

      Mrs. Fuqua was a member of Immaculate Catholic Church.

      She was actively involved in the Business and Professional Women's Club. She also was the treasurer for the Woman's Club of Owensboro for four years and the club's second vice president for two years.

      Mrs. Fuqua was born Oct. 29, 1900, in Newman and came to Owensboro in 1901. She graduated from Owensboro High School in 1919 and Owensboro Business College in 1920.

  • Sources 
    1. [S4700] "Publishing Company Director Dies at 83." Owensboro Messenger-Inquirer, 22 May 1984, p. 15.

    2. [S2232] 1900 United States Federal census, on ancestry.com.

    3. [S4701] "Mrs. Martine O'Bryan Fuqua." Owensboro Messenger-Inquirer, 7 Dec 1968, p. 24.

    4. [S4702] "George M. Fuqua Dies At Home Here; He Served Local Press Half Century." Owensboro Messenger-Inquirer, 14 Dec 1960, p. 1., says "June 11, 1929", probably a typo.