Martha O'Dell

1 December 1863–26 December 1947 (Age 84)
Erlenbach im Simmental, Bern, Switzerland

The Life Summary of Martha

When Martha O'Dell was born on 1 December 1863, in Erlenbach im Simmental, Bern, Switzerland, her father, John Sanford O'Dell, was 29 and her mother, Laura Earles, was 19. She married Jacob Minnig in 1889, in Switzerland. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Oneida, New York, United States in 1920 and Utica, Oneida, New York, United States in 1930. She died on 26 December 1947, in Rome, Oneida, New York, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Lee, Lee, Oneida, New York, United States.

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William Washburn
Martha O'Dell
Nellie Washburn
Fred Washburn
Charles Adelbert Washburn
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World Events (8)

Age 2
Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.
Age 7
The New York State Legislature converted the Town of Rome into a city on February 23, 1870.
Age 23
Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

Name Meaning

New Testament name, of Aramaic rather than Hebrew origin, meaning ‘lady’. It was borne by the sister of Lazarus and Mary of Bethany (John 11:1). According to Luke 10:38, when Jesus visited the house of Mary and Martha, Mary sat at his feet, listening to him, while Martha ‘was cumbered about much serving’, so that she complained to Jesus, ‘Lord, dost thou not care that my sister hath left me to serve alone?’ For this reason, the name Martha has always been associated with hard domestic work, as opposed to the contemplative life.

Dictionary of First Names © Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges 1990, 2003, 2006.

Sources (8)

  • Martha Minnig in household of Jacob Minnig, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Martha Washburn in entry for Jacob Minnig, "New York, County Marriages, 1847-1848; 1908-1936"
  • Martha Minnig in household of Jacob Minnig, "United States Census, 1920"

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