Orlando Hurd Martin

27 July 1835–20 July 1902 (Age 67)
Mishawaka, St. Joseph, Indiana, United States

The Life of Orlando Hurd

When Orlando Hurd Martin was born on 27 July 1835, in Mishawaka, St. Joseph, Indiana, United States, his father, Daniel Martin Jr., was 34 and his mother, Mary Ann Friend, was 32. He married Emma Antoinette Welch on 27 January 1860, in St. Joseph, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 9 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Indiana, United States in 1870 and Olive Township, Elkhart, Indiana, United States in 1880. He died on 20 July 1902, in Kendallville, Wayne Township, Noble, Indiana, United States, at the age of 66, and was buried in Wakarusa, Elkhart, Indiana, United States.

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Family Time Line

Orlando Hurd Martin
Emma Antoinette Welch
Marriage: 27 January 1860
George Frederick Martin Sr
Xx Xx
Edwin L. Martin
Erminne "Minnie" Martin
John D. Martin
Ella Marie Martin
Florence Ann Martin
Charles L. Martin
Charles L. Martin
James Martin
Eva B. Martin
Vinnidge Welch Martin Sr

Spouse and Children

27 January 1860
St. Joseph, Indiana, United States




    Erminne "Minnie" Martin


    John D. Martin


    Ella Marie Martin


+9 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Daniel Martin Jr.


    Mary Ann Friend






    Jacob Andrew Martin


    John Martin


    Daniel Martin


    Monroe Martin


+4 More Children

World Events (8)

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 1

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
1836 · The Massive Internal Improvements Act

Age 1

The Massive Internal Improvements Act of 1836 loaned Indiana $10,000,000 to create infrastructure such as canals, railroads, and roads across the state. The act was signed by Whig Governor Noah Noble and passed by the Indiana General Assembly. However, the financial crisis known as the Panic of 1837 thwarted these plans as costs ballooned. Construction on the infrastructure was not completed and the state debt rapidly increased.
1856 · The Town of Santa Claus

Age 21

The town of Santa Fe was denied their application for a United States Postal Service as a town of Santa Fe, Indiana, was already established. Several meetings were held and the name was changed to Santa Claus, Indiana. The United States Postal Service granted their application. Due to the name, the post office in Santa Claus continues to receive thousands of letters to Santa Claus from children around the world each December.

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)

  • Orlando Martin, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Orland Martin in household of Jacob Zumstine, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Orlando Martin, "United States Census, 1870"

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