Martha E. Harlan

20 January 1859–4 June 1935 (Age 76)
Tompkinsville, Monroe, Kentucky, United States

The Life Summary of Martha E.

When Martha E. Harlan was born on 20 January 1859, in Tompkinsville, Monroe, Kentucky, United States, her father, Reuben Harlan, was 54 and her mother, Cynthia Darnell, was 32. She married Christopher Krels Kessler on 21 October 1875, in Louisville, Jefferson, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Monroe, Kentucky, United States in 1860 and Louisville, Jefferson, Kentucky, United States in 1880. She died on 4 June 1935, in Glasgow, Barren, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Nobob, Barren, Kentucky, United States.

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Christopher Krels Kessler
Martha E. Harlan
Marriage: 21 October 1875
Franz Kessler
Wilhelm Heinrich Kessler
Margaret Y Kessler
Evaline May Kessler

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    21 October 1875Louisville, Jefferson, Kentucky, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 2
    Kentucky sided with the Union during the Civil War, even though it is a southern state.
    Age 4
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield
    Age 22
    Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

    Name Meaning

    English: habitational name from any of several minor places called in Old English with hār ‘gray’, hara ‘hare’, or hær ‘rock, tumulus’ + land ‘tract of land, estate, cultivated land’, notably Harland in Kirkbymoorside (North Yorkshire). This surname has also been present in northern Ireland (Armagh and Antrim) since the 17th century, but is now rare in Britain.History: Harlan County, KY was named for Major Silas Harlan (died 1782). John Marshall Harlan, born in KY in 1833, became a US Supreme Court justice.

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

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    Sources (25)

    • Mattie Kessler in household of Chris Kessler, "United States Census, 1880"
    • Mattie Kessler, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"
    • Martha E. Barkhurst, "Kentucky Death Records, 1911-1965"

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