Charles William Martin

Male10 August 1846–9 April 1918

Brief Life History of Charles William

When Charles William Martin was born on 10 August 1846, in Kanawha, Virginia, United States, his father, Redmond Edward Martin, was 31 and his mother, Elizabeth Midkiff, was 32. He married Virginia Ellen Midkiff on 1 June 1871, in Kanawha, West Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 7 daughters. He lived in Washington District, Kanawha, West Virginia, United States for about 40 years. He died on 9 April 1918, in West Virginia, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Alum Creek, Lincoln, West Virginia, United States.

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Charles William Martin
Virginia Ellen Midkiff
Marriage: 1 June 1871
Luticia Martin
Minnie S. Martin
Lieutishia Frances "Lou" Martin
Wilbert Allen Martin
Polina Antinet Martin
Lawrence Martin
Celeshia Olivia Martin
Nathan Martin
Champ Allen Martin
Lucy Jane Martin
Laura Martin
Charley Martin
George Sherman Martin

Sources (28)

  • Charles Martin in household of Redmond Martin, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Charles W. Martin - Government record: Census record: birth: about 1847; Virginia, United States
  • Charles Martin, "West Virginia Marriages, 1780-1970"

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  • Marriage
    1 June 1871Kanawha, West Virginia, United States
  • Children (13)

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    Siblings (6)

    +1 More Child

    World Events (8)


    Age 17

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


    Age 17

    In 1863, West Virginia's counties were divided into civil townships, with the intention of encouraging local government. This proved impractical in the heavily rural state, and in 1872 the townships were converted into magisterial districts. Kanawha County was divided into ten districts: Big Sandy, Cabin Creek, Charleston, Elk, Jefferson, Loudon, Malden, Poca, Union, and Washington.


    Age 19

    Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

    Name Meaning

    English, Scottish, Irish, French, Walloon, Breton, Dutch, Flemish, German, Czech, Slovak, Croatian, Italian (Veneto); Spanish (Martín): from a personal name derived from Latin Martinus, itself 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 Christian saint, Martin of Tours, and consequently became extremely popular throughout Europe in the Middle Ages. In North America, the surname Martin has absorbed cognates and derivatives from other languages, e.g. Slovak and Rusyn (from Slovakia) Marcin , Albanian Martini , Polish surnames beginning with Marcin-, and Slovenian patronymics like Martinčič (see Martincic ). Martin is the most frequent surname in France and one of the most frequent surnames in Wallonia.

    English: variant of Marton .

    Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Mártain, ‘descendant of Martin’ (compare 1 above). Otherwise, a shortened form of Gilmartin or McMartin ; sometimes also spelled Martyn.

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

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