Martha Ann Day

23 May 1844–22 March 1878 (Age 33)
Beverly, Essex, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Martha Ann

When Martha Ann Day was born on 23 May 1844, in Beverly, Essex, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Samuel Day, was 26 and her mother, Sophronia A Dodge, was 16. She married William H Standley on 18 February 1865, in Beverly, Essex, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. She died on 22 March 1878, in Beverly, Essex, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 33.

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Family Time Line

William H Standley
1840–1920
Martha Ann Day
1844–1878
Marriage: 18 February 1865
Walter Henry Standley
1867–1947
John Dodge Standley
1869–

Spouse and Children

    William H Standley

    Male1840–1920Male

    Female1844–1878Female

MARRIAGE
18 February 1865
Beverly, Essex, Massachusetts, United States
children

(2)

    Walter Henry Standley

    Male1867–1947Male

    John Dodge Standley

    Male1869–Male

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(10)

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World Events (5)

1846

Age 2

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1863

Age 19

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

Age 19

The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.

Name Meaning

1 English: from a pet form of David .2 English: from the Middle English personal name Day(e) or Dey(e), Old English Dæi, apparently from Old English dæg ‘day’, perhaps a short form of Old English personal names such as Dægberht and Dægmund. Reaney, however, points to the Middle English word day(e), dey(e) ‘dairy maid’, ‘(female) servant’ (from Old English dæge, cognate with Old Norse deigja ‘female servant’, ultimately from a root meaning ‘to knead’, and related to the word for dough), which he says came to be used for a servant of either sex.3 Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Deaghaidh ( see O’Dea ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Marcia Stanly in household of Wm H Stanly, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Marsha A Day in household of Dudley Dodge, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Maria A. Day in entry for John Dodge Standley and Josephine Rives, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915"

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