William E. Martin

5 March 1878–6 July 1954 (Age 76)
Walton Township, Eaton, Michigan, United States

The Life of William E.

When William E. Martin was born on 5 March 1878, in Walton Township, Eaton, Michigan, United States, his father, Franklin David Martin, was 25 and his mother, Sarah Emma Todd, was 21. He married Alice M. Woodcock on 8 November 1899, in Carmel Township, Eaton, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He died on 6 July 1954, in Eaton, Michigan, United States, at the age of 76.

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Family Time Line

William E. Martin
1878–1954
Alice M. Woodcock
1876–1944
Marriage: 8 November 1899
Gladys Marie Martin
1902–1977
Bernice Martin
1904–1983
Lloyd Waldo Martin
1908–1963
Leon Frank Martin
1913–1994

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
8 November 1899
Carmel Township, Eaton, Michigan, United States
children

(4)

    Gladys Marie Martin

    Female1902–1977Female

    Female1904–1983Female

    Lloyd Waldo Martin

    Male1908–1963Male

    Leon Frank Martin

    Male1913–1994Male

Parents and Siblings

    Franklin David Martin

    Male1852–1939Male

    Female1856–1945Female

siblings

(2)

World Events (8)

1879 · New State Capitol Building Dedicated

Age 1

After the second state capitol had been destroyed, Michigan Governor Henry P. Baldwin initiated the passing of a bill that would cover the costs for a new building. The bill was adopted and raised over $1 million by a six year state income tax. Architect Elijah E. Myers' design named Tuebor, or I will defend, was selected and he was commissioned to design the new capitol building. The renaissance revival brick and sandstone building soared 267 feet from the ground and was dedicated on January 1, 1879.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 3

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 20

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

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)

  • Will Martin, "United States Census, 1940"
  • William Martin, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Will Martin, "Michigan, County Marriages Index, 1820-1937"

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