James Dunn Martin

28 April 1881–14 June 1939 (Age 58)
Petersburg, Virginia, United States

The Life of James Dunn

When James Dunn Martin was born on 28 April 1881, in Petersburg, Fauquier, Virginia, United States, his father, Archibald Graham Mcllwaine Martin, was 28 and his mother, Kate S Boothe, was 29. He married Albina Gilliam Johnston on 18 June 1907, in Petersburg, Virginia, United States. He lived in Petersburg, Dinwiddie, Virginia, United States in 1900. He died on 14 June 1939, in Petersburg, Virginia, United States, at the age of 58, and was buried in Blandford Cemetery, Petersburg, Virginia, United States.

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James Dunn Martin
Albina Gilliam Johnston
Marriage: 18 June 1907

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18 June 1907
Petersburg, Virginia, United States

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World Events (8)

1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 1

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.
1894 · Confederate Soldiers and Sailors Monument

Age 13

On May 30, 18944 the Confederate Soldiers and Sailors’ Monument was unveiled. It is 73 feet high and over looks Libby Hill Park. the statue represents the 13 Confederate States.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 17

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

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)

  • James D Martin in household of Archibal G Martin, "United States Census, 1900"
  • James Dunn Martin, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"
  • James Dunn Martin, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"

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