Martha Ann Hershey

Female4 May 1837–22 September 1910

Brief Life History of Martha Ann

When Martha Ann Hershey was born on 4 May 1837, in Welland, Ontario, Canada, her father, John C. Hershey, was 47 and her mother, Anna Elizabeth Nancy Lapp, was 41. She married Philip Wooliver on 29 November 1853, in Black Rock, Buffalo, Erie, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Bothwell, Chatham-Kent, Ontario, Canada in 1901 and Imlay Township, Lapeer, Michigan, United States in 1910. She died on 22 September 1910, in Imlay City, Lapeer, Michigan, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Wallaceburg, Kent, Ontario, Canada.

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Family Time Line

Philip Wooliver
Martha Ann Hershey
Marriage: 29 November 1853
Alice Priscilla Wooliver
Charles Wooliver
Minnie Wooliver
Walter Scott Wolliver
Winfield Scott Wooliver
Laura Loretta Wooliver
John Christopher Wooliver
Charles Schyler Wooliver
Edward Franklin Wooliver
George Edward Wooliver

Sources (30)

  • Marthy Wooliver in household of Philip Wooliver, "Canada Census, 1881"
  • Martha Ann Hershey Wooliver, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Martha Hershey in entry for Wooleva, "Ontario Births, 1869-1912"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    29 November 1853Black Rock, Buffalo, Erie, New York, United States
  • Children (10)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (9)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 9

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

    1847 · Moving the State Capital

    Age 10

    The capital of Michigan was moved from Detroit to Lansing on March 17, 1847. The capital was moved to be further away from Canada, to encourage settlement and boost economy toward the inner regions of the state, and to make to capital more accessible to everyone statewide.


    Age 26

    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    Name Meaning

    Americanized form of various like-sounding Jewish surnames, for example Hershkowitz .

    English: of Norman origin, a habitational name from Hercé or Hercy in Mayenne, France.

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

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