Martha Melvina Fair

16 January 1857–27 January 1939 (Age 82)
Murphy, Cherokee, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Martha Melvina

When Martha Melvina Fair was born on 16 January 1857, in Murphy, Cherokee, North Carolina, United States, her father, Price Fair, was 32 and her mother, Elvira Rogers, was 32. She married Gaither Burgess Lovingood on 24 January 0074, in Cherokee, Washington, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 6 daughters. She lived in North Carolina, United States in 1870. She died on 27 January 1939, in Andrews, Cherokee, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Murphy Township, Cherokee, North Carolina, United States.

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Gaither Burgess Lovingood
Martha Melvina Fair
Callie Lovingood
Josephine Lovingood
Dorcas Lovingood
Mattie Lovingood
Rachel Lovingood
Napoleon Daley Lovingood
Robert T. Lovingood
William Oscar Lovingood
Pvt Benjamin Harrison Lovingood
Dovie Elizabeth Lovingood

Spouse and Children



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Parents and Siblings

    Price Fair


    Elvira Rogers




    Alexander P Fair


    William Turner Fair


    Clark M Fair


    Mary Elizabeth Fair


    Turner Cecil Melicus Fair


+4 More Children

World Events (8)

1862 · Battle of Roanoke Island

Age 5

On February 7, 1862, General Burnside's expedition started with the Battle of Roanoke Island. The battle was mostly fought by the Union and Confederate Navy's. This was a Union victory.

Age 6

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 24

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

Name Meaning

1 English: nickname meaning ‘handsome’, ‘beautiful’, ‘fair’, Middle English fair, fayr, Old English fæger. The word was also occasionally used as a personal name in Middle English, applied to both men and women.2 Irish: translation of Gaelic fionn ‘fair’, which Woulfe describes as ‘a descriptive epithet that supplanted the real surname’, or a reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac F(h)inn, a variant of Mag Fhinn ( see McGinn ).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Vinie Lovingood in household of Gather B Lovingood, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Melvina Lovingood in household of Gaither Lovingood, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Martha Farr in household of Elvira Farr, "United States Census, 1870"

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