Mary Ellen Martin

27 March 1852–16 October 1949 (Age 97)
Fredonia, Caldwell, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Mary Ellen

When Mary Ellen Martin was born on 27 March 1852, in Fredonia, Caldwell, Kentucky, United States, her father, William Clark Martin, was 39 and her mother, Rebecca Dorroh, was 31. She married John William Turley on 13 November 1872, in Caldwell, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. She died on 16 October 1949, in Fredonia, Caldwell, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 97, and was buried in New Bethel Cemetery, Eddyville, Lyon, Kentucky, United States.

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John William Turley
Mary Ellen Martin
Marriage: 13 November 1872
John Turley
Annie Turley
Henry Martin Turley
Maude Manda Turley

Spouse and Children

13 November 1872
Caldwell, Kentucky, United States





    Annie Turley



    Maude Manda Turley


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World Events (8)


Age 9

Kentucky sided with the Union during the Civil War, even though it is a southern state.

Age 11

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 29

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

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)

  • Mary E Martin in household of Wm C Martin, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Mary Martin in household of W C Martin, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Mary E Turley in household of Henry Turley, "United States Census, 1920"

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