Christopher Martin

10 March 1830–27 January 1911 (Age 80)
Ohio, United States

The Life of Christopher

When Christopher Martin was born on 10 March 1830, in Ohio, United States, his father, William Martin, was 31 and his mother, Catherine Graham, was 24. He married Catherine Crumrine on 29 January 1854. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 6 daughters. He died on 27 January 1911, in Perry Township, Allen, Ohio, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Fletcher Cemetery, Yoder, Allen, Ohio, United States.

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Family Time Line

Christopher Martin
Catherine Crumrine
Marriage: 29 January 1854
David Martin
Jessie Martin
William Martin
Olin Martin
Margaret J Martin
Sally Martin
Sarah Catherine Martin
John Martin
Leonard Martin
Infant Martin
Tamer Martin
Lamer S. Martin
John T. Martin
Emma Mary Martin
Charles Martin

Spouse and Children


    Catherine Crumrine


29 January 1854


    David Martin


    Jessie Martin


    William Martin


    Olin Martin


    Margaret J Martin


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Parents and Siblings



+5 More Children

World Events (8)

1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 2

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.
1836 · Kirtland Temple Dedicated

Age 6

On March 27, 1836, the Kirtland Temple was dedicated.
1860 · Ohio supports the Union side of the Civil War

Age 30

Although divided as a state on the subject of slavery, Ohio participated in the Civil War on the Union's side, providing over 300,000 troops. Ohio provided the 3rd largest number of troops by any Union state.

Name Meaning

1 English, Scottish, Irish, French, Dutch, German, Czech, Slovak, Spanish (Martín), Italian (Venice), etc.: from a personal name (Latin Martinus, a derivative of Mars, genitive Martis, the Roman god of fertility and war, whose name may derive ultimately from a root mar ‘gleam’). This was borne by a famous 4th-century saint, Martin of Tours, and consequently became extremely popular throughout Europe in the Middle Ages. As a North American surname, this form has absorbed many cognates from other European forms.2 English: habitational name from any of several places so called, principally in Hampshire, Lincolnshire, and Worcestershire, named in Old English as ‘settlement by a lake’ (from mere or mær ‘pool’, ‘lake’ + tūn ‘settlement’) or as ‘settlement by a boundary’ (from (ge)mære ‘boundary’ + tūn ‘settlement’). The place name has been charged from Marton under the influence of the personal name Martin.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Christopher Martin in household of John T Martin, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Christopher Martin in household of William Martin, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Christopher Martin, "United States Census, 1900"

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