Martha Almira "Mattie" Rooksberry

18 November 1869–8 May 1942 (Age 72)
Sullivan, Indiana, United States

The Life of Martha Almira "Mattie"

When Martha Almira "Mattie" Rooksberry was born on 18 November 1869, in Sullivan, Indiana, United States, her father, Willis Rooksberry, was 42 and her mother, Elizabeth Smith, was 39. She married Albert Stanley Poynor on 10 March 1888, in Newark, Independence, Arkansas, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. She lived in Independence, Arkansas, United States in 1935 and Wycough Township, Independence, Arkansas, United States in 1940. She died on 8 May 1942, in Newark, Independence, Arkansas, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Newark, Independence, Arkansas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Albert Stanley Poynor
Martha Almira "Mattie" Rooksberry
Marriage: 10 March 1888
Gracie Armine Poynor
Myrtle Mae Poynor
Elmer Roe Poynor

Spouse and Children

10 March 1888
Newark, Independence, Arkansas, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Willis Rooksberry


    Elizabeth Smith




    Jane E Rooksberry


    Rebecca Ann Rooksberry


    Mary F. Rooksberry


    Alice Rooksberry



+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 1

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.
1883 · The Mosaic Templar is Founded

Age 14

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.
1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 21

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.

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Sources (3)

  • Martha Rooksberry in household of Willis Rooksberry, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Mattie Poynor in household of Albert S Poynor, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Martha A Poyner in household of Albert S Poyner, "United States Census, 1920"

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