Martha Elizabeth Poffenberger

26 August 1887–13 July 1980 (Age 92)
Locust Grove, Washington, Maryland, United States

The Life of Martha Elizabeth

When Martha Elizabeth Poffenberger was born on 26 August 1887, in Locust Grove, Washington, Maryland, United States, her father, Lawrence W. Poffenberger, was 27 and her mother, Mary Sophia Smith, was 25. She married Samuel Lawson Stine in 1909, in Washington, Maryland, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in District 8, Washington, Maryland, United States for about 10 years and Rohrersville, Washington, Maryland, United States in 1930. She died on 13 July 1980, in Washington, Maryland, United States, at the age of 92, and was buried in Locust Grove, Washington, Maryland, United States.

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Elmer Russell Violet
Martha Elizabeth Poffenberger
Ernest Violet
Clarence Violet
Gladys Violet
Max Violet
Richard Violet

Spouse and Children



    Ernest Violet


    Clarence Violet


    Gladys Violet


    Max Violet


    Richard Violet


Parents and Siblings

    Lawrence W. Poffenberger


    Mary Sophia Smith




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World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 3

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.
1890 · Woman's Suffrage

Age 3

An organization formed in favor of women's suffrages. By combining the National Woman Suffrage Association and the American Woman Suffrage Association, the NAWSA eventually increased in membership up to two million people. It is still one of the largest voluntary organizations in the nation today and held a major role in passing the Nineteenth Amendment.
1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 25

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.

Name Meaning

Americanized form of German Pfaffenberger, a habitational name for someone from any of several places in southern Germany called Pfaffenberg ( see Pfaff + Berg ).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Martha E Stine in household of Samuel L Stine, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Martha Violet in household of Elmer Violet, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Martha E Poffenbarger in household of Lawrence Poffenbarger, "United States Census, 1900"

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