Martin Alexander Kinnaman

22 December 1854–6 July 1930 (Age 75)
Flora, Clay, Illinois, United States

The Life of Martin Alexander

When Martin Alexander Kinnaman was born on 22 December 1854, in Flora, Clay, Illinois, United States, his father, Samuel J. Kinnaman, was 44 and his mother, Mary Davis, was 43. He married Olive Melinda Vanlandingham on 24 March 1884, in Colusa, California, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 4 daughters. He died on 6 July 1930, in Flora, Clay, Illinois, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Elmwood Cemetery, Flora, Clay, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

Martin Alexander Kinnaman
Olive Melinda Vanlandingham
Marriage: 24 March 1884
Alta Kinnaman
Clay Kinnaman
Ruth Kinnaman
Mary Kinnaman
Irene Kinnaman

Spouse and Children

24 March 1884
Colusa, California, United States


Parents and Siblings



    Margaret Kinnaman


    William Y Kinnaman



    Elizabeth Catherine Kinnaman


    Barbara Maria Kinnaman


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World Events (8)

1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World

Age 2

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.
1857 · 7.9 Earthquake In Fort Tejon

Age 3

The Fort Tejon earthquake, on January 9, 1857, registered at 7.9, making it one of the largest earthquakes ever recorded in the United States. Only two people were killed, largely due to the sparse population in the area where the earthquake occurred. As a result of the large scale shaking, the Kern River was turned upstream and fish were stranded miles from Tulare Lake as the waters were rocked so far from its banks.
1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 21

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

Respelling of German Kinnemann, a variant of Kinmann ( see Kuehn ).

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Martin A Kinanan in household of Mary Kinanan, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Martin Kinnaman, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Martin Kinnaman, "United States Census, 1900"

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