Martha Ellen Engle

Female31 March 1853–11 December 1948

Brief Life History of Martha Ellen

When Martha Ellen Engle was born on 31 March 1853, in Michigan, United States, her father, Levinus Engle, was 40 and her mother, Velinda Schouten, was 33. She married Alexander N Tompkins on 1 November 1877, in Wexford, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 daughters. She lived in Fork Township, Mecosta, Michigan, United States in 1920 and Barryton, Fork Township, Mecosta, Michigan, United States in 1930. She died on 11 December 1948, in Altona, Hinton Township, Mecosta, Michigan, United States, at the age of 95.

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Alexander N Tompkins
Martha Ellen Engle
Marriage: 1 November 1877
Carrie A. Tompkins
Mildred Tompkins
Blanch A Tompkins
Ona Amy Tompkins

Sources (20)

  • Martha E Engles in household of Levinas Engles, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Unknown, "Michigan Marriages, 1868-1925"
  • Martha E Tompkins, "Michigan Death Certificates, 1921-1952"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1 November 1877Wexford, Michigan, United States
  • Children (4)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (8)

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    World Events (8)

    1854 · Creation of the Republican Party

    Age 1

    A debate continues over the location of the creation of the Republican Party. Some sources claim the party was formed in Ripon, Wisconsin, on February 28, 1854. Others claim the first meeting of the Republican Party took place in Jackson, Michigan, on July 6, 1854, where the Republican Party was officially organized. Over 1,000 people were present and candidates were selected for the party, thus making it the first Republican convention.


    Age 10

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

    1879 · New State Capitol Building Dedicated

    Age 26

    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.

    Name Meaning

    Americanized form of German Engel .

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

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