Martha Frederick

1854–
Pike, Indiana, United States

The Life of Martha

When Martha Frederick was born on 11 December 1854, in Pike, Indiana, United States, her father, Joseph Frederick, was 35 and her mother, Elizabeth Ann Smith, was 34.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Frederick
1819–
Elizabeth Ann Smith
1820–1856
William Joseph Frederick
1845–1914
Lucretia Frederick
1850–
David Frederick
1846–
John Frederick
1849–
Martha Frederick
1854–

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World Events (3)

1856 · The Town of Santa Claus

Age 2

The town of Santa Fe was denied their application for a United States Postal Service as a town of Santa Fe, Indiana, was already established. Several meetings were held and the name was changed to Santa Claus, Indiana. The United States Postal Service granted their application. Due to the name, the post office in Santa Claus continues to receive thousands of letters to Santa Claus from children around the world each December.
1863

Age 9

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

Age 9

The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.

Name Meaning

English: from a Germanic personal name composed of the elements frid, fred ‘peace’ + rīc ‘power’, introduced into England from France by the Normans. See also Friedrich .

Possible Related Names

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

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