Jeannette Cora Martin

3 April 1913–28 May 2009 (Age 96)
Daniel, Lincoln, Wyoming, United States

The Life of Jeannette Cora

When Jeannette Cora Martin was born on 3 April 1913, in Daniel, Lincoln, Wyoming, United States, her father, Charles Reed Martin, was 21 and her mother, Cora Abigail Payne, was 21. She married William Avery Wilson on 3 January 1932, in Jackson, Uinta, Wyoming, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Election District 14, Natrona, Wyoming, United States in 1920 and Election District 1, Teton, Wyoming, United States for about 10 years. She died on 28 May 2009, in Ennis, Madison, Montana, United States, at the age of 96, and was buried in South Park Cemetery, Jackson, Teton, Wyoming, United States.

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William Avery Wilson
Jeannette Cora Martin
Marriage: 3 January 1932
Vernon Wilson

Spouse and Children

3 January 1932
Jackson, Uinta, Wyoming, United States


    Vernon Wilson


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World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 3

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

Age 8

Historical Boundaries 1873: Uinta, Wyoming Territory, United States 1890: Unita, Wyoming, United States 1911: Lincoln, Wyoming, United States 1921: Teton, Wyoming, United States

Age 28

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

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.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Jeanette Martin Wilson in household of William Avery Wilson, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Jeannette C Wilson in household of William A Wilson, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Jeannette E Martin in household of Charles R Martin, "United States Census, 1930"

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