Emma Virginia Gaver

24 June 1854–21 January 1930 (Age 75)
Hillsboro, Loudoun, Virginia, United States

The Life of Emma Virginia

When Emma Virginia Gaver was born on 24 June 1854, in Hillsboro, Loudoun, Virginia, United States, her father, John Clayton Gaver, was 24 and her mother, Martha Ann Divine, was 23. She married Samuel Thornton Martz on 12 December 1888, in Loudoun, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Loudoun, Virginia, United States for about 10 years and Mercer Magisterial District, Loudoun, Virginia, United States for about 40 years. She died on 21 January 1930, in Unison, Loudoun, Virginia, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Ebenezer Baptist Church Cemetery, Bluemont, Loudoun, Virginia, United States.

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Samuel Thornton Martz
Emma Virginia Gaver
Marriage: 12 December 1888
Edith Virginia Martz

Spouse and Children

12 December 1888
Loudoun, Virginia, United States


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World Events (8)

1861 · The Battle of Manassas

Age 7

The Battle of Manassas is also referred to as the First Battle of Bull Run. 35,000 Union troops were headed towards Washington D.C. after 20,000 Confederate forces. The McDowell's Union troops fought with General Beauregard's Confederate troops along a little river called Bull Run. 

Age 9

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
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

Possibly an altered spelling of German Köber ( see Kober ) or Göber ( see Gober ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Emma V Gara in household of John C Gara, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Emma V Gaver in household of John C Gaver, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Emma V Gaser in household of John C Gaser, "United States Census, 1880"

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