May Martin

April 1896–
Alabama, United States

The Life of May

When May Martin was born in April 1896, in Alabama, United States, her father, Milton Dewitt Martin, was 29 and her mother, Nancy Blackstone, was 26. She lived in Election Precinct 3, Jefferson, Alabama, United States in 1900 and Parsons Precinct, Jefferson, Alabama, United States in 1910.

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Family Time Line

Milton Dewitt Martin
1866–1933
Nancy Blackstone
1870–1902
Walter Leek Martin
1885–1933
Donie Lee Marcum
1889–1949
Janie Martin
1890–1972
Ruth Artisha Martin
1893–1975
Joe Harris Martin
1894–1932
Charles Martin
1896–1918
May Martin
1896–

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World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 2

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1912 · Alabama Equal Suffrage Association Formed

Age 16

The Alabama Equal Suffrage Association was founded in Birmingham to fight for the voting rights of white women.
1927

Age 31

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

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)

  • Mary Martin in household of Milton D Martin, "United States Census, 1910"
  • May Martin in household of Milton Martin, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Legacy NFS Source: May Martin - Government record: Census record: birth-name: May Martin

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