Will Dayton Martin

11 February 1868–
Solon, Cortland, New York, United States

The Life of Will Dayton

When Will Dayton Martin was born on 11 February 1868, in Solon, Cortland, New York, United States, his father, Giles Martin, was 48 and his mother, Martha Jane Burlingham, was 37. He married Alice Masterson on 22 February 1896. They were the parents of at least 1 son.

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Will Dayton Martin
1868–
Alice Masterson
1869–
Marriage: 22 February 1896
Horace Fenimore Martin
1899–1980

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
22 February 1896
Manhattan, New York, New York
children

(1)

    Horace Fenimore Martin

    Male1899–1980Male

Parents and Siblings

siblings

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World Events (8)

1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 2

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.
1870 · Giving all the right to vote

Age 2

The Act was an extension of the Fifteenth Amendment, that prohibited discrimination by state offices in voter registration. It also helped empower the President with the authority to enforce the first section of the Fifteenth Amendment throughout the United States. Being the first of three Enforcement Acts passed by the Congress, it helped combat attacks on the suffrage rights of African Americans.
1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 32

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.

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.

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

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Sources (3)

  • William Martin in household of Gilee Martin, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Willie Martin in household of Jiles Martin, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Willie Martin in household of Giles Martin, "New York State Census, 1875"

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