Gilbert Lee Martin

29 April 1906–21 August 1974 (Age 68)
Saline, Arkansas, United States

The Life of Gilbert Lee

When Gilbert Lee Martin was born on 29 April 1906, in Saline, Arkansas, United States, his father, Alexander Martin, was 53 and his mother, Frances Emily Wright, was 35. He married Verby Nadine Foshee on 4 December 1926. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Standard Justice Precinct 3, Navajo, Arizona, United States in 1930. He died on 21 August 1974, in Nevada, United States, at the age of 68.

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Gilbert Lee Martin
Verby Nadine Foshee
Marriage: 4 December 1926
Mary Martin
Bonnie Eugene Martin
Mary Isobel Martin

Spouse and Children

4 December 1926


    Mary Martin


    Bonnie Eugene Martin



Parents and Siblings

    Alexander Martin


    Frances Emily Wright




World Events (8)

1907 · Not for profit elections

Age 1

The first act prohibiting monetary contributions to political campaigns by major corporations.
1922 · The First Radio Station WOK Begins Broadcasting

Age 16

In 1922, Harvey C. Couch Sr. started WOK the first radio station in Arkansas. After a trip to Pittsburgh and the KDKA radio he came up with the idea for Workers of Killowatts (WOK). WOK had no commercials which was nice for the listeners.

Age 21

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

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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  • Gilbert L Martin, "United States Census, 1930"

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