Martha A Spicer

FemaleJuly 1849–1927

Brief Life History of Martha A

When Martha A Spicer was born in July 1849, in Illinois, United States, her father, Rawser Spicer, was 43 and her mother, Maria Mariah S Tarr, was 37. She married Elijah D Zinn on 3 March 1875, in Adams, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Loraine, Adams, Illinois, United States in 1900. She died in 1927, in Keene Township, Adams, Illinois, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Keene Township, Adams, Illinois, United States.

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Elijah D Zinn
Martha A Spicer
Marriage: 3 March 1875
Mary Mirtle Zinn
Alemond Zinn
Delia Zinn
Isa Lena Zinn
Elijah Loron Zinn
Goldie M Zinn

Sources (18)

  • Martha Zinn in household of Elija D Zinn, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Martha Spicer, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"
  • Martha Ann Edmunds in entry for Rawser Norman Spicer and Gertrude L. Edmunds, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    3 March 1875Adams, Illinois, United States
  • Children (6)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (9)

    +4 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World

    Age 7

    William Rand opened a small printing shop in Chicago. Doing most of the work himself for the first two years he decided to hire some help. Rand Hired Andrew McNally, an Irish Immigrant, to work in his shop. After doing business with the Chicago Tribune, Rand and McNally were hired to run the Tribune's entire printing operation. Years later, Rand and McNally established Rand McNally & Co after purchasing the Tribune's printing business. They focused mainly on printing tickets, complete railroad guides and timetables for the booming railroad industry around the city. What made the company successful was the detailed maps of roadways, along with directions to certain places. Rand McNally was the first major map publisher to embrace a system of numbered highways and erected many of the roadside highway signs that have been adopted by state and federal highway authorities. The company is still making and updating the world maps that are looked at every day.


    Age 14

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

    1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

    Age 21

    Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

    Name Meaning

    English (London and Kent): occupational name from Middle English spicer ‘dealer in spices, apothecary’ (Old French espicier, especier, Late Latin speciarius, an agent derivative of species ‘spice, groceries, merchandise’). See Spice .

    Jewish (from Poland): variant of Spitzer .

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

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