Anna Gertrude Martin

3 June 1893–2 November 1970 (Age 77)
Buel Township, Sanilac, Michigan, United States

The Life of Anna Gertrude

When Anna Gertrude Martin was born on 3 June 1893, in Buel Township, Sanilac, Michigan, United States, her father, William John Martin, was 34 and her mother, Mary Mclaughlin, was 33. She married Abel Totems on 21 September 1918, in Wayne, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Detroit Ward 8, Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States in 1920 and Caledonia Township, Shiawassee, Michigan, United States for about 10 years. She died on 2 November 1970, in Fort Lupton, Weld, Colorado, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Fort Lupton, Weld, Colorado, United States.

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Abel Totems
Anna Gertrude Martin
Marriage: 21 September 1918
Wilson Totems
Marian Totems

Spouse and Children

21 September 1918
Wayne, Michigan, United States


    Wilson Totems


    Marian Totems


Parents and Siblings

    William John Martin


    Mary Mclaughlin




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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 3

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1897 · Beginnings of Kmart

Age 4

Detroit was the home of the second dime and nickel stores that S. S. Kresge owned. After two years with John McCrory, his partner, he traded his share in the Memphis store, plus $3,000, for full ownership of the Detroit store and formed the Kresge & Wilson Company with his brother-in-law, Charles J. Wilson. In 1962, the S. S. Kresge Company would rebrand and change their name to Kmart.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 23

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

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)

  • Gertuade A Totems in household of Abel Totems, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Gertrude Totems in household of Abel Totems, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Gertrude Totems in household of Abel Totems, "United States Census, 1930"

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