Margaret Pearl Martin

25 February 1881–28 November 1953 (Age 72)
Missouri Township, Boone, Missouri, United States

The Life of Margaret Pearl

When Margaret Pearl Martin was born on 25 February 1881, in Missouri Township, Boone, Missouri, United States, her father, David Dudley Martin, was 23 and her mother, Kittie Ann Dunn, was 19. She married Benjamin Franklin Murphy on 6 June 1900, in Cole, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in St. Charles, St. Charles, Missouri, United States for about 10 years and St. Charles Township, St. Charles, Missouri, United States in 1940. She died on 28 November 1953, in St. Charles, Missouri, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in St. Charles, St. Charles, Missouri, United States.

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Family Time Line

Benjamin Franklin Murphy
Margaret Pearl Martin
Marriage: 6 June 1900
Alma Mae Murphy

Spouse and Children

6 June 1900
Cole, Missouri, United States


    Alma Mae Murphy


Parents and Siblings

    David Dudley Martin


    Kittie Ann Dunn





    Frank Scott Martin


    Maude Lee Martin


    Mattie Martin


    Martha Tracy Martin


+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 1

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.

Age 5

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 19

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

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)

  • Pearl Martin in household of Francis Murphy, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Pearl Murphy in household of Benjiman Murphy, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Pearl Murphy in household of Benjeman Murphy, "United States Census, 1940"

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