Jennie M. Martin

21 February 1875–5 December 1949 (Age 74)
Fort Madison, Lee, Iowa, United States

The Life of Jennie M.

When Jennie M. Martin was born on 21 February 1875, in Fort Madison, Lee, Iowa, United States, her father, Anderson Armstead Martin, was 27 and her mother, Johanna C. Seguin, was 21. She married Charles Louis Kasten on 1 January 1896, in Fort Madison, Lee, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She died on 5 December 1949, in Davenport, Scott, Iowa, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Davenport, Scott, Iowa, United States.

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Charles Louis Kasten
Jennie M. Martin
Marriage: 1 January 1896
Dorothy Ruth Kasten

Spouse and Children

1 January 1896
Fort Madison, Lee, Iowa, United States


    Dorothy Ruth Kasten


Parents and Siblings

    Anderson Armstead Martin





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World Events (8)

1876 · The First Worlds Fair in the U.S.

Age 1

The First official World's Fair, was held to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia. 37 Countries provided venues for all to see.
1884 · There is now a Capital Building

Age 9

The capitol building in Des Moines originally had a budget of $1,500,000 but complications arose because of the need of a redesign. The building was dedicated on January 17, 1884, but it wasn’t completed until 1886. On January 4, 1904, a fire started and swept through the areas that housed the Supreme Court and Iowa House of Representatives. A major restoration was performed and documented, with the addition of electrical lighting, elevators, and a telephone system. By the early 1980s, the sandstone exterior of the Capitol had started deteriorating and prompted the installation of canopies to protect pedestrians from falling rubble. The entire reconstruction process took around 18 years to complete.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 21

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

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)

  • Jenny H Kasten in household of Charles Kasten, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Jennie M Kasten in household of Charles L Kasten, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Jennie M Kasten in household of Charles L Kasten, "United States Census, 1930"

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