Martha Mattie Bain

18 November 1875–12 April 1964 (Age 88)
Knox, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Martha Mattie

When Martha Mattie Bain was born on 18 November 1875, in Knox, Kentucky, United States, her father, Evermont Poague “Harold” Bain, was 22 and her mother, Mary Ellen Pope, was 20. She married Charles Washington Motz on 1 February 1898, in Selden, Sheridan, Kansas, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Decatur, Kansas, United States in 1935 and Prairie Dog Township, Decatur, Kansas, United States in 1940. She died on 12 April 1964, in Levant, Thomas, Kansas, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Selden, Sheridan, Kansas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Charles Washington Motz
Martha Mattie Bain
Marriage: 1 February 1898
Ila Iona Motz
Iva Jessie Motz
Everett Calvin Motz
Opal Margaret Motz
Charles Arling Motz
Beryl Lorraine Teddy Motz
Inez Mabel Motz

Spouse and Children

    Charles Washington Motz



1 February 1898
Selden, Sheridan, Kansas, United States


+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Evermont Poague “Harold” Bain






    Dessie Lee Bain



    Lloyd Bain


    Crissie Bain


+3 More Children

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.
1892 · The Radio is invented

Age 17

Kentucky native Nathan Stubblefield invented the radio in 1892
1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 25

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.

Name Meaning

1 Scottish: nickname for a fair-haired person, from Gaelic bàn ‘white’, ‘fair’. This is a common name in the Highlands, first recorded in Perth in 1324 . It is also found as a reduced form of McBain .2 Northern English: nickname meaning ‘bone’, probably bestowed on an exceptionally tall, lean man, from Old English bān ‘bone’. In northern Middle English -ā- was preserved, whereas in southern dialects (which later became standard), it was changed to -ō-.3 Northern English: nickname for a hospitable person, from northern Middle English beyn, bayn ‘welcoming’, ‘friendly’ (Old Norse beinn ‘straight’, ‘direct’).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Martha Motz, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Mattie Motz in household of C W Motz, "Kansas State Census, 1925"
  • Mattie Motz in household of Charles Motz, "United States Census, 1900"

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