Charles Pinkney Martin

21 October 1850–12 March 1915 (Age 64)
Shelby, Illinois, United States

The Life of Charles Pinkney

When Charles Pinkney Martin was born on 21 October 1850, in Shelby, Illinois, United States, his father, James Frost Martin, was 37 and his mother, Lurany Heron, was 36. He married Louisa Ellen Lane on 13 January 1876, in Moultrie, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in East Nelson Township, Moultrie, Illinois, United States in 1900 and Ramsey, Fayette, Illinois, United States in 1910. He died on 12 March 1915, in Pana, Christian, Illinois, United States, at the age of 64, and was buried in Ramsey, Fayette, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

Charles Pinkney Martin
Louisa Ellen Lane
Marriage: 13 January 1876
James Albert Martin
Belvia Jane Martin
Frances Martin
Franklin Martin
Stella Isabel Martin
Vena Ellen Martin
Walter Sherman Martin
Charles Oliver Martin
Roy Edwin Martin
Alta Mae Martin

Spouse and Children

13 January 1876
Moultrie, Illinois, United States




    James Albert Martin


    Frances Martin


    Belvia Jane Martin


    Franklin Martin


+6 More Children

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World Events (8)

1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World

Age 6

William Rand opened a small printing shop in Chicago. Doing most of the work himself for the first two years he decided to hire some help. Rand Hired Andrew McNally, an Irish Immigrant, to work in his shop. After doing business with the Chicago Tribune, Rand and McNally were hired to run the Tribune's entire printing operation. Years later, Rand and McNally established Rand McNally & Co after purchasing the Tribune's printing business. They focused mainly on printing tickets, complete railroad guides and timetables for the booming railroad industry around the city. What made the company successful was the detailed maps of roadways, along with directions to certain places. Rand McNally was the first major map publisher to embrace a system of numbered highways and erected many of the roadside highway signs that have been adopted by state and federal highway authorities. The company is still making and updating the world maps that are looked at every day.

Age 13

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1868 · Impeach the President!

Age 18

Caused by many crimes and breaking the Tenure of Office Act, Many Senators and House Representatives became angry with President Johnson and began discussions of his Impeachment. After a special session of Congress, the Articles of Impeachment were approved by the House and then the Senate. Making Andrew Johnson the first President to be Impeached.

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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Story Highlight

Information from Obit from Ramsey News Journal March 19, 1915.

Information from Obit from Ramsey News Journal March 19, 1915. Surviving are Wife Louisa, Sisters Emily Tritmaker of Bruce Illinois and Jane Prather of Canada and brother Sylvester of Shawnee Mo. C …

Sources (3)

  • Charley P Martin, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Charles Martin, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Charles P Martin, "United States Census, 1880"

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