Martha Ellen Acord

10 July 1870–9 December 1942 (Age 72)
Wyoming, West Virginia, United States

The Life Summary of Martha Ellen

When Martha Ellen Acord was born on 10 July 1870, in Wyoming, West Virginia, United States, her father, Zur Acord, was 40 and her mother, Sarah Ann Oliver, was 40. She married William Riley Shumate in 1888, in Wyoming, West Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in West Virginia, United States in 1870 and Slab Fork District, Wyoming, West Virginia, United States for about 60 years. She died on 9 December 1942, in Saulsville, Wyoming, West Virginia, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Saulsville, Wyoming, West Virginia, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Riley Shumate
Martha Ellen Acord
Marriage: 1888
Tollison Shumate
Henderson Ben Shumate
Minnie Shumate
Eva Shumate
Herbert Shumate
Virgil Amos Shumate
Ted Teddy Shumate
James B Shumate
Mae L. Shumate
Ethel S. Shumate
Oma A Shumate

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World Events (8)

1872 · The First National Park
Age 2
Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.
1872 · The Amnesty Act
Age 2
A federal law which reversed most of the penalties on former Confederate soldiers by the Fourteenth Amendment. The Act affected over 150,000 troops that were a part of the Civil War.
1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act
Age 20
This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

Name Meaning

1 German: Americanized spelling of Eckhardt .2 French: variant of Achard, which is from an Old French personal name, Achart, a derivative of an ancient Germanic personal name composed of the elements agi(n) ‘edge (of a sword)’ + hard ‘bold’, ‘hardy’. Compare English Ackert and Italian Accardi , which are from the same Germanic source.

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

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  • Martha E Acord in household of Sarah Acord, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Martha E Shumate in household of William R Shumate, "United States Census, 1930"
  • M E Shumate in household of Wm R Shumate, "United States Census, 1940"

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