Martha Pearl Hume

12 March 1875–21 October 1945 (Age 70)
Versailles, Brown, Illinois, United States

The Life of Martha Pearl

When Martha Pearl Hume was born on 12 March 1875, in Versailles, Brown, Illinois, United States, her father, Joseph Robinett Hume, was 47 and her mother, Martha J. Briggs, was 39. She married Wade Hampton Irving on 25 July 1896. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Chambersburg, Pike, Illinois, United States in 1910 and Meredosia Election Precinct, Morgan, Illinois, United States in 1940. She died on 21 October 1945, in Meredosia, Morgan, Illinois, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Meredosia, Morgan, Illinois, United States.

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Wade Hampton Irving
Martha Pearl Hume
Marriage: 25 July 1896
Donovan Lawton Irving
Georgia Bernice Irving
Warren Robert Irving
Joseph Edward Irving
Loraine Irving

Spouse and Children

25 July 1896


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World Events (8)

1876 · The First Worlds Fair in the U.S.

Age 1

The First official World's Fair, was held to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia. 37 Countries provided venues for all to see.
1877 · The First Workers Strike

Age 2

The country was in great economic distress in mid-1877, which caused many workers of the Railroad to come together and began the first national strike in the United States. Crowds gathered in Chicago in extreme number to be a part of the strike which was later named the Great Railroad Strike. Shortly after the strike began, the battle was fought between the authorities and many of the strikers. The conflict escalated to violence and quickly each side turned bloody.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 21

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

Name Meaning

1 Scottish: habitational name from the barony of Home in Berwickshire.2 Scottish, English (East Anglia), and Irish: variant of Holme , from Old Danish hulm.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Martha P Groing in household of Wade H Groing, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Martha Irving in household of Wade Irving, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Mattie Irving in household of Wade H Irving, "United States Census, 1910"

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