Charles William Martin

10 August 1846–9 April 1918 (Age 71)
Kanawha, Virginia, United States

The Life 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 5 sons and 7 daughters. He lived in Washington Magisterial District, Kanawha, West Virginia, United States for about 30 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 Martin
Lucy Jane Martin
Laura Martin
George Sherman Martin

Spouse and Children

1 June 1871
Kanawha, West Virginia, United States




    Lieutishia Frances "Lou" Martin


    Wilbert Allen Martin


    Polina Antinet Martin


+7 More Children

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+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1847 · Hollywood Cemetery Established

Age 1

Hollywood Cemetery was established in 1847 in Richmond Virginia. This is where Presidents James Monroe and John Tyler are buried. During the Civil War it became the largest military interments and a large section dedicated to military burials. Jefferson Davis a well known Confederate is also buried here. Many other notable people are also buried here.

Age 17

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

Age 19

Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

Name Meaning

1 English, Scottish, Irish, French, Dutch, German, Czech, Slovak, Spanish (Martín), Italian (Venice), etc.: from a personal name (Latin Martinus, 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 saint, Martin of Tours, and consequently became extremely popular throughout Europe in the Middle Ages. As a North American surname, this form has absorbed many cognates from other European forms.2 English: habitational name from any of several places so called, principally in Hampshire, Lincolnshire, and Worcestershire, named in Old English as ‘settlement by a lake’ (from mere or mær ‘pool’, ‘lake’ + tūn ‘settlement’) or as ‘settlement by a boundary’ (from (ge)mære ‘boundary’ + tūn ‘settlement’). The place name has been charged from Marton under the influence of the personal name Martin.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Charles Martin in household of Redmond Martin, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Charles Martin in household of Redmund Martin, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Charles Martin in household of Edward Martin, "United States Census, 1850"

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