Martha Maranda Edwards

Brief Life History of Martha Maranda

Martha Maranda Edwards was born in January 1860, in Tennessee, United States as the daughter of Jim Edwards. She married Milton Harvey Woolard in 1880. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Tolar, Hood, Texas, United States in 1930 and Justice Precinct 6, Hood, Texas, United States in 1940. She died on 1 January 1941, in San Angelo, Tom Green, Texas, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Rough Creek Cemetery, Granbury, Hood, Texas, United States.

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Milton Harvey Woolard
Martha Maranda Edwards
Marriage: 1880
Alta Zera Woolard
John William Woolard
Milton Samuel Woolard
Irene Luceil Woolard
Julia Ann Woolard
Newton Asbury Woolard

Sources (15)

  • Martha Woolard in household of James A Eddleman, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Martha Woolard, "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976"
  • Mrs Martha Woolard in entry for John William Woolard, "United States, GenealogyBank Historical Newspaper Obituaries, 1815-2011"

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World Events (8)

1862 · Battle of Shiloh

The battle of Shiloh took place on April 6, 1862 and April 7, 1862. Confederate soldiers camp through the woods next to where the Union soldiers were camped at Pittsburg Landing on the Tennessee River. With 23,000 casualties this was the bloodiest battle of the Civil War up to this point.


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

1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.

Name Meaning

English and Welsh: variant of Edward , with genitival or post-medieval excrescent -s. This surname is also very common among African Americans.

History: One of the earliest American bearers of this very common English surname was William Edwards, the son of Rev. Richard Edwards, a London clergyman in the age of Elizabeth I, who came to New England c. 1640. His descendant Jonathan (1703–58), of East Windsor, CT, was a prominent Congregational clergyman whose New England theology led to the first Great Awakening, a great religious revival.

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

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