Floyd Stephen Markham

Male 1904 - 1997


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  • Name  Floyd Stephen Markham 
    Born  29 Dec 1904  Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  21 Jan 1997  Fallbrook, San Diego Co, California Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Markham, Floyd Stephen 1904-

      American Men & Women of Science. A biographical directory of today's leaders in physical, biological, and related sciences. 12th edition, Physical & Biological Sciences. Seven volumes. New York: R.R. Bowker Co., 1971-1973. (AmMWSc 73P)
      On 25 April, a memorandum was sent to the Director, Civil Affairs Division, War Department Special Staff, incorporating this suggestion and asking for approval. A first endorsement, dated 27 April, approved the recommendation. A cablegram sent on 8 May to Headquarters, North African theater, stated that, although the War Department did not approve blanket recognition of the Rockefeller Foundation as a collaborating organization, it did approve using selected Rockefeller staff members as civilian consultants to The Surgeon General at $1 per year, with assignment upon request of that theater.

      In a memorandum on 12 May 1944, the appointment of five physicians under this agreement was requested. The Office of the Secretary of War objected to their appointment as "dollar-a-year-men" as contrary to War Department policy. The physicians were finally appointed, on 6 June 1944, as consultants without compensation but with payment of travel and $10 per diem in lieu of subsistence.

      Six staff members of the Rockefeller Foundation were appointed for service in the Mediterranean Theater of Operations, U.S. Army, under this management: Dr. Austin Kerr, Mr. F. W. Knipe, Dr. Floyd S. Markham, Dr. Louis A. Riehl, Dr. Stuart S. Stevenson, and Dr. Bruce Wilson. Two were already in Italy, and the others arrived under War Department orders requested by The Surgeon General. The arrangement worked satisfactorily; the group was attached to the Public Health Subcommission of the Allied Control Commission (later Allied Commission) and rendered valuable service, especially in the control of malaria and typhus.

      Markham, Floyd S.
      - 1948/49 v.46 #8 p.35 - Special Lecturer, College of Science - * - "Markham, Floyd S." (MD)
      (Notre Dame)

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      De Luz, Origin of Name
      Originally Published In Village News Feb. 11, 1999
      Contributed by the Fallbrook Historical Society
      Don Rivers, President
      Upon consulting a Spanish-English dictionary to learn the translation of "de luz" we found the English translation to be "of light." The question is "How did the community, surrounding area, local or canyon northwest of Fallbrook become known as De Luz?"

      Some old timers have maintained that the name De Luz came from an Englishman by the name of Luce who had a corral and maintained a string of horses at the Hotel and Hot Springs in De Luz, established in 1881. There are several difficulties or contradictions with this claim. One may question how did the name change from Luce (English) to Luz (Spanish).

      A quote from Floyd Markham:

      In general original place names are bestowed by early visitors or residents of a locality. However, the common factor to all of the "Luz" named places in the various countries is the Roman Catholic Church and its missionaries. It is not unusual for the men of the church to name an area for the saint's day on which they reached that particular location. Our area is covered with the names of Catholic Saints. One of the synonyms for the Mother of Jesus is represented by the Immaculate Conception was LaMadrass De La Luz as seen in a large painting in the Mortuary Chapel in the Mission San Luis Rey.

      Markham stated:

      The earliest documentation of the name of De Luz locally that I have found is on a map of Rancho Santa Margarita dated 1878, which designates the stream, Arroyo Corral de la Luz. This map hung on the west wall of the reading room of the Oceanside Public Library for many years. However I am not sure if it still hangs there for I haven't been in the library in a long time.

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      A modern researcher into the temperance movement was Floyd Markham, one of the Historical Society's early board members. He was fascinated by Fallbrook's resort hotel, and spent a great deal of time researching the name and the movement and the hotel's visitors. He also spent countless hours visiting archives and gathering local materials, all of which he donated to the Historical Society.

      I personally benefited from his experience. When I came back to Fallbrook in 1981, after an absence of 35 years, it was Floyd who took me to the best sources and who shared all he had learned. This exhibit on Fallbrook's distinguished women would not have been possible without his pioneering efforts.

      Liz Yamaguchi

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      VOLUME NUMBER 33 (1988-89)

      ISSUE NUMBER 1
      Myrick, David F. "Ventura County Railroads, Vol. 1: Railroad Comes to Ventura"

      ISSUES NUMBERS 2&3
      Myrick, David F. "Ventura County Railroads, Vol. 2: Railroad Comes to...Ojai"

      ISSUE NUMBER 4
      Loe, David "Radio Broadcasting in Ventura County"
      Markham, Floyd S. "Basques in Our Past"

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    Person ID  I25202  Bryant
    Last Modified  2 Feb 2003 

    Family  Marjorie Bryant 
    Family ID  F244  Group Sheet

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