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Martha Roach, South Baltimore activist
Martha Roach, South Baltimore activist

Martha E. Roach, a retired seamstress and teacher's assistant who was a Sharp Leadenhall community activist, died of pneumonia Saturday at Howard County General Hospital. She was 90 and had lived in South Baltimore. Born Martha Eleanor Tilghman in Baltimore, she was raised on Laurens Street. She attended Booker T. Washington Junior High School and later received an equivalency diploma. She was a seamstress at the old Raleigh men's clothing manufacturing plant in Southwest Baltimore for many years. When that business closed, she returned to school and became a teacher's assistant. Before her retirement in 1988, she worked at Daniel A. Payne Elementary, Federal Hill...

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