Orvil Martin

9 August 1887–15 January 1974 (Age 86)
Dickson, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Orvil

When Orvil Martin was born on 9 August 1887, in Dickson, Tennessee, United States, his father, Robert Winfield Martin, was 23 and his mother, Ada Orlee Wakeman, was 19. He married Lizzie Bibb on 22 October 1905, in Dickson, Tennessee, United States. He lived in Nashville, Davidson, Tennessee, United States in 1930 and Civil District 12, Dickson, Tennessee, United States in 1940. He died on 15 January 1974, in White Bluff, Dickson, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Williams Cemetery, White Bluff, Dickson, Tennessee, United States.

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Orvil Martin
Lizzie Bibb
Marriage: 22 October 1905

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    Lizzie Bibb


22 October 1905
Dickson, Tennessee, United States












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World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 3

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1890 · Woman's Suffrage

Age 3

An organization formed in favor of women's suffrages. By combining the National Woman Suffrage Association and the American Woman Suffrage Association, the NAWSA eventually increased in membership up to two million people. It is still one of the largest voluntary organizations in the nation today and held a major role in passing the Nineteenth Amendment.
1910 · The BSA is Made

Age 23

Being modeled after the Boy Scout Association in England, The Boy Scouts of America is a program for young teens to learn traits, life and social skills, and many other things to remind the public about the general act of service and kindness to others.

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)

  • Orvil Martin, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Orville Martin, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Orvil Martin in household of Robert Martin, "United States Census, 1900"

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