17 May 1862–22 April 1949 (Age 86) Saint-Éloi, Les Basques, Quebec, Canada
The Life of Joseph-Napoléon
When Joseph-Napoléon Martin was born on 17 May 1862, in Saint-Éloi, Les Basques, Quebec, Canada, his father, Hilaire Élie Martin, was 42 and his mother, Henriette Lévesque, was 27. He married Ludivine Pelletier on 10 February 1885, in Saint-Arsène, Rivière-du-Loup, Quebec, Canada. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Mikado Township, Alcona, Michigan, United States in 1940. He died on 22 April 1949, in Mikado, Alcona, Michigan, United States, at the age of 86.
Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1879 · New State Capitol Building Dedicated
After the second state capitol had been destroyed, Michigan Governor Henry P. Baldwin initiated the passing of a bill that would cover the costs for a new building. The bill was adopted and raised over $1 million by a six year state income tax. Architect Elijah E. Myers' design named Tuebor, or I will defend, was selected and he was commissioned to design the new capitol building. The renaissance revival brick and sandstone building soared 267 feet from the ground and was dedicated on January 1, 1879.
Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
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.