My grandmother was Judy Diane Martin. she was murdered in 1973 in Grant's Pass Oregon. Any info is appreciated.

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My Fathers name was Changed to Scott Charles Ott. And he lives in Salem, Oregon. Judy Diane Martin Tafoya/Davis/Jones. She was born in Sacramento County in 1946. She was Murdered at age 26. I need to find her Family and find out who I am and maybe help my family Finally Cope with her death.
in Genealogy Help by Nathaniel Ott G2G Crew (720 points)
edited by Keith Hathaway

7 Answers

+11 votes

Search the Grant Pass Oregon News Papers for info on her murder.

If you know the state and county she was born in contact them and order a copy of her birth certificate.

Judy Diane Martin

California Birth Index

Name Judy Diane Martin
Event Type Birth
Event Date 05 Jun 1946
Event Place Sacramento, California, United States
Gender Female
Mother's Name Ridner

Citing this Record

"California Birth Index, 1905-1995," database, FamilySearch ( : accessed 3 April 2016), Judy Diane Martin, 05 Jun 1946; citing Sacramento, California, United States, Department of Health Services, Vital Statistics Department, Sacramento.

Search for your birth records Family Search.

Try to find info for her by name, date of birth, death at Family Search.

by David Selman G2G Astronaut (1.1m points)
+8 votes

Marriage record:

Name: Judy D Martin
Gender: Female
Residence State: Oklahoma
Spouse: Elmer Davis
Spouse Residence State: Oklahoma
Marriage Date: 19 Sep 1970
Marriage City: Carson City
Officiant Type: Religious celebrant
Recorded Date: 9 Oct 1970
Recorded City: Carson City


Source Information

Nevada State Health Division, Office of Vital Records. Nevada Marriage Index, 1966-2005. Carson City, Nevada: Nevada State Health Division, Office of Vital Records.

Judy Martin

by Doug Lockwood G2G Astronaut (2.4m points)
edited by Doug Lockwood
+7 votes
Name: Judy Diane Martin
Birth Date: 5 Jun 1946
Gender: Female
Mother's Maiden Name: Joyce Virginia Ridner (1929-2005)
Birth County: Sacramento

Father: Lawrence Alfonso Martin (1921-2015)

Source Citation

Birthdate: 5 Jun 1946; Birth County: Sacramento

Source Information

California Birth Index, 1905-1995 

by Doug Lockwood G2G Astronaut (2.4m points)
+7 votes
Brother & links to parents - appears that the profile manager is a cousin of yours:
by Doug Lockwood G2G Astronaut (2.4m points)
edited by Doug Lockwood
+7 votes

Date: Monday, February 19, 1973  


Paper: Oregonian (Portland, Oregon)  


Page: 23  

Discusses judges order regarding murder & defendant accused of the murder Elmer T Davis (husband).
by Doug Lockwood G2G Astronaut (2.4m points)
+5 votes

You can see the obituary for her mother, Joyce Ridner at FindAGrave.  It gives the names of her parents, siblings and children.

by Vic Watt G2G6 Pilot (330k points)
+5 votes
My father's name is Steven Lee Martin, brother of Judy Diane Martin. Your grandmother passed while my mother and her brother was dating. My mother knew your grandmother and has told me of this story. I too having been searching for this side of the family. I have uncovered a lot of information on both sides of the family. Please feel free to contact me at I'm looking forward to hearing from you.


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