Martha Jane Hancock

Female18 August 1876–4 September 1929

Brief Life History of Martha Jane

When Martha Jane Hancock was born on 18 August 1876, in Kentucky, United States, her father, George Taylor Hancock, was 27 and her mother, Margaret Elizabeth Walker, was 22. She married William Lindell Ealey on 1 April 1892, in Sangamon, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 6 daughters. She lived in Mechanicsburg, Sangamon, Illinois, United States in 1930 and Denver, Colorado, United States in 1956. She died on 4 September 1929, in Springfield, Sangamon, Illinois, United States, at the age of 53, and was buried in Mechanicsburg, Sangamon, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Lindell Ealey
Martha Jane Hancock
Marriage: 1 April 1892
George Taylor Ealey
Flora Sylvia Ealey
about 1906–1943
William M Ealey
Nellie Ealey
1896–before 1900
Bud Irvin Ealey
Viola E Ealey
Nettie Mae Ealey
Roscoe Elmer Ealey
Charles Homer Ealey
Nora Ellen Ealey
Anna Thelma Ealey
James Loyd Ealey
Melvin Ealey

Sources (12)

  • Martha Ealey in household of William Ealey, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Martha Jane Ealey, "Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916-1947"
  • Illinois, U.S., Compiled Marriages, 1851-1900

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1 April 1892Sangamon, Illinois, United States
  • Children (13)

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    Siblings (7)

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    World Events (8)

    1877 · The First Workers Strike

    Age 1

    The country was in great economic distress in mid-1877, which caused many workers of the Railroad to come together and began the first national strike in the United States. Crowds gathered in Chicago in extreme number to be a part of the strike which was later named the Great Railroad Strike. Shortly after the strike began, the battle was fought between the authorities and many of the strikers. The conflict escalated to violence and quickly each side turned bloody.


    Age 10

    Historical Boundaries: 1886: Sangamon, Illinois, United States

    1892 · The Chicago Canal

    Age 16

    The Chicago River Canal was built as a sewage treatment scheme to help the city's drinking water not to get contaminated. While the Canal was being constructed the Chicago River's flow was reversed so it could be treated before draining back out into Lake Michigan.

    Name Meaning

    English: from the Middle English personal name Hann + the hypocoristic suffix -cok, which was commonly added to personal names (see Cocke ).

    Dutch: from Middle Dutch hanecoc ‘winkle, periwinkle’ (a type of shellfish), probably a metonymic occupational name for someone who gathered and sold shellfish.

    History: Thomas Hancock, the uncle of Declaration of Independence signatory John Hancock (1736/7–93), was among the foremost of 18th-century American businessmen. He was a descendant of Nathaniel Hancock, who was known to have been in Cambridge, MA, as early as 1634. Born in Braintree, MA, John Hancock was president of the Second Continental Congress and the first governor of the state of MA.

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

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