Martha Ann Hershey

4 May 1837–22 September 1910 (Age 73)
Welland, Ontario, Canada

The Life of Martha Ann

When Martha Ann Hershey was born on 4 May 1837, in Welland, Ontario, Canada, her father, John Christian 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 8 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Bothwell, Chatham-Kent, 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, Chatham-Kent, Chatham-Kent, Ontario, Canada.

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Family Time Line

Philip Wooliver
1832–1904
Martha Ann Hershey
1837–1910
Marriage: 29 November 1853
Alice Priscilla Wooliver
1855–1923
Charles Wooliver
1863–
Minnie Wooliver
1868–1882
Edward Wooliver
1870–
Walter Scott Wolliver
1858–1861
Winfield Scott Wooliver
1862–1939
Laura Loretta Wooliver
1866–1952
John Christopher Wooliver
1866–1947
Charles Schyler Wooliver
1869–1946
Edward Franklin Wooliver
1875–1877
George Edward Wooliver
1880–1912

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
29 November 1853
Black Rock, Buffalo, Erie, New York, United States
children

(11)

    Alice Priscilla Wooliver

    Female1855–1923Female

    Walter Scott Wolliver

    Male1858–1861Male

    Winfield Scott Wooliver

    Male1862–1939Male

    Charles Wooliver

    Male1863–Male

    Female1866–1952Female

+6 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(9)

+4 More Children

World Events (8)

1846

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.
1863

Age 26

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

Name Meaning

1 Jewish (American): Americanized form of various like-sounding Ashkenazic Jewish names, see for example Hershkowitz .2 English (of Norman origin): habitational name from Hercé or Hercy in Mayenne, France.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Martha Woohier in household of Philip Woohier, "Canada Census, 1901"
  • Martha A Wooliver in household of Peter J Hartman, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Marthy Wooliver in household of Philip Wooliver, "Canada Census, 1881"

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