Martha Ellen Harville

Female1849–20 May 1900

Brief Life History of Martha Ellen

When Martha Ellen Harville was born in 1849, in Brown, Illinois, United States, her father, Keener Harville, was 34 and her mother, Zilpha Swain, was 30. She married George Washington Dockery on 7 August 1862, in Grundy, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Jefferson Township, Grundy, Missouri, United States for about 10 years. She died on 20 May 1900, in Trenton, Grundy, Missouri, United States, at the age of 51, and was buried in Grundy, Missouri, United States.

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George Washington Dockery
Martha Ellen Harville
Marriage: 7 August 1862
Zilpha Elizabeth Dockery
Nancy Ellen Dockery
John Dockery
Mary Margaret Dockery
Grover Cleveland Boyd Dockery

Sources (11)

  • Martha E Dockery in household of George W Dockery, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Martha Ellen Harville - Government record: birth-name: Martha Ellen Harville
  • Martha Ellen Harville, "Missouri Marriages, 1750-1920"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    7 August 1862Grundy, Missouri, United States
  • Children (5)

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    Siblings (11)

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    World Events (8)

    1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World

    Age 7

    William Rand opened a small printing shop in Chicago. Doing most of the work himself for the first two years he decided to hire some help. Rand Hired Andrew McNally, an Irish Immigrant, to work in his shop. After doing business with the Chicago Tribune, Rand and McNally were hired to run the Tribune's entire printing operation. Years later, Rand and McNally established Rand McNally & Co after purchasing the Tribune's printing business. They focused mainly on printing tickets, complete railroad guides and timetables for the booming railroad industry around the city. What made the company successful was the detailed maps of roadways, along with directions to certain places. Rand McNally was the first major map publisher to embrace a system of numbered highways and erected many of the roadside highway signs that have been adopted by state and federal highway authorities. The company is still making and updating the world maps that are looked at every day.

    1858 · A House Divided

    Age 9

    Abraham Lincoln's goal was to be different than the previous Senators of Illinois and voice his opinion in how he saw the State and the United States start to drift apart in the different ideology on what was right and what was wrong. Even though it would become an unsuccessful campaign strategy to win the senate seat, to this day it is one of the most famous speeches of US politics.


    Age 14

    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    Name Meaning

    English: variant of Harvell .

    Americanized form of Slovak and Czech Harvilla .

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

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