Martha Cathrine Caskey

6 April 1865–23 February 1944 (Age 78)
Lawrence, Missouri, United States

The Life of Martha Cathrine

When Martha Cathrine Caskey was born on 6 April 1865, in Lawrence, Missouri, United States, her father, William Carrol Caskey, was 38 and her mother, Mary Elizabeth Cantrell, was 27. She married Henry Newton Payton on 3 April 1884, in Scott, Arkansas, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Howe, Le Flore, Oklahoma, United States in 1920 and Sugarloaf Township, Sebastian, Arkansas, United States in 1930. She died on 23 February 1944, at the age of 78, and was buried in Scott, Arkansas, United States.

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Henry Newton Payton
Martha Cathrine Caskey
Marriage: 3 April 1884
Mary Elizabeth Payton
Olive Iona Payton
Cora Belle Payton

Spouse and Children

3 April 1884
Scott, Arkansas, United States


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings




    Mary L. Caskey


    Ann Laurie Caskey


    Mor Sarah Elizabeth Caskey


    Bell Caskey


+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1866 · The First Civil Rights Act

Age 1

The first federal law that defined what was citizenship and affirm that all citizens are equally protected by the law. Its main objective was to protect the civil rights of persons of African descent.
1883 · The Mosaic Templar is Founded

Age 18

The Mosaic Templar is an African American fraternal organization founded in Little Rock. it was founded by former slaves, John Edward Bush and Chester W. Keatts. It was part of a movement that was going on at the time, where everyone was forming fraternities and sororities. The main departments for this one where endowment, monument, analysis, uniform, rank, recapitulation, records, and a juvenile division.

Age 21

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

Name Meaning

Northern Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Ascaidh, a patronymic from a personal name of Norse origin ( see McCaskey ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Martha C Payton in household of Henry M Payton, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Martha C Payton in household of Henry N Payton, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Martha C Payton in household of Henry N Payton, "United States Census, 1910"

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