Martha Ann Goodyear

about 1844–
Bradford, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Martha Ann

When Martha Ann Goodyear was born about 1844, in Bradford, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, Ephraim Goodyear, was 22 and her mother, Sarah Webster, was 20. She lived in Yorkshire West Riding, England, United Kingdom in 1851 and Bowling St Bartholomew, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom for about 20 years.

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Ephraim Goodyear
Sarah Webster
Martha Ann Goodyear
Seth Goodyear

Parents and Siblings

    Ephraim Goodyear


    Sarah Webster




World Events (8)

1854 · The Crimean War

Age 10

The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.
1863 · Lendal Bridge Opened

Age 19

The Lendal Bridge was opened in 1863, after a previous failed attempt at building it Thomas Page was brought in to design it. It is an iron bridge styled with the gothic style popular in England. When it was first opened, it was a toll bridge but in 1894, it accepted it’s last toll.
1880 · School Attendance Becomes Mandatory for Children

Age 36

School attendance became compulsory from ages five to ten on August 2, 1880.

Name Meaning

1 English: probably a nickname from Middle English gode ‘good’ (Old English gōd) + year, yere ‘year’, bestowed on someone who frequently used the expression, perhaps in the sense ‘(as I hope to have a) good year’ or as a New Year salutation. Alternatively, it may have been from an Americanized form of French Gauthier .2 English translation of German Gutjahr, originally a nickname for someone born on New year's Day.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Martha A Goodyear in household of Ephraim Goodyear, "England and Wales Census, 1881"
  • Martha Goodyear in household of Ephraim Goodyear, "England and Wales Census, 1861"
  • Martha Ann Goodyear in household of Ephram Goodyear, "England and Wales Census, 1851"

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