March 1844–21 September 1901 (Age 57) Lee, Iowa, United States
The Life of William
When William Martin was born in March 1844, in Lee, Iowa, United States, his father, George Washington Martin, was 29 and his mother, Sarah Penrod, was 24. He married Elizabeth Jane Isom on 31 December 1866, in Gasconade, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Franklin, Missouri, United States in 1860 and Bayou Township, Ozark, Missouri, United States for about 30 years. He died on 21 September 1901, at the age of 57, and was buried in Dawt, Ozark, Missouri, United States.
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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.