Martha Harriet Myers

Brief Life History of Martha Harriet

When Martha Harriet Myers was born on 27 August 1888, in Meridian, Bosque, Texas, United States, her father, John Lewis Myers, was 44 and her mother, Harriet Adeline Clark, was 40. She married Robert Young Patterson in 1908, in Oklahoma, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Hunter Township, Tillman, Oklahoma, United States in 1930 and Winslow Township, Washington, Arkansas, United States in 1940. She died on 4 October 1971, in Gravette, Benton, Arkansas, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Decatur, Benton, Arkansas, United States.

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Robert Young Patterson
Martha Harriet Myers
Marriage: 1908
Mary Roberta Patterson
Robert Young Patterson III
Benjamin Franklin Patterson
Margaret Aline Patterson

Sources (9)

  • Hallie Patterson in household of Robert Y Patterson, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Martha Harriet Myers, "Texas Births and Christenings, 1840-1981"
  • HALLIE M PATTERSON, "BillionGraves Index"

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The Oklahoma Land Run on April 22, 1889, was the first land rush, or land opened for settlement on a first-come basis, opened to the Unassigned Lands. The land rush lured approximately 50,000 people, saddled with their fastest horses, looking to claim their piece of the newly available two million acres. The requirements included the settler to live and improve on their 160 acres for five years in order to receive the title. Choice land tempted people to hide out and get an early lead on their claim. These people became known as “sooners.” It is estimated that eleven thousand homesteads were claimed. Oklahoma Historical Society - Land Run of 1889

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

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.

1910 · The BSA is Made

Being modeled after the Boy Scout Association in England, The Boy Scouts of America is a program for young teens to learn traits, life and social skills, and many other things to remind the public about the general act of service and kindness to others.

Name Meaning

Irish (Tipperary, Limerick and Waterford): Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Meidhir ‘descendant of Meidhir’, with post-medieval excrescent -s. Meidhir is a personal name based on meidhir ‘mirth’.

English (northern): variant of Myer , with post-medieval excrescent -s.

English (northern): habitational name from one or more of the minor placenames derived from Middle English mire ‘marsh’ (Old Norse mýrr) in the plural form, such as Melmerby Mire in Melmerby, or Mires in Docker (both Cumbria).

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

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