Martha Hoagland

1842–7 September 1907 (Age 65)
Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States

The Life of Martha

When Martha Hoagland was born in 1842, in Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States, her father, Luke Hoagland, was 29 and her mother, Sarah Ann Burnham, was 25. She married Daniel Webster Wells about 1880, in Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Milford, Oakland, Michigan, United States in 1860. She died on 7 September 1907, in Flint, Genesee, Michigan, United States, at the age of 65.

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Family Time Line

Daniel Webster Wells
Martha Hoagland
Marriage: about 1880
William C Wells
Minnie Wells

Spouse and Children

about 1880
Michigan, United States


    William C Wells



Parents and Siblings



+5 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 4

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1848 · State Capital Moves to Lansing

Age 6

Detroit fought to maintain the Capitol within its jurisdiction, but communities in the growing western part of the state had reasons for wanting a move inland. This move would make the Capitol more easily defensible in case of another war between the British and the U.S. like that of the War of 1812. Proponents of moving the capitol also sought to make the government more accessible to the people throughout the state. Construction began in 1847 on a temporary state capitol building in Lansing. It was a simple two-story wood frame structure, painted white with green wooden shutters and topped by a tin cupola. The building was sold when the permanent capitol building opened in 1879 and, like the first capitol, it was later destroyed by a fire in 1882.

Age 21

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Name Meaning

Americanized form of Swedish Högland ( see Hogland ) or Norwegian Haugland .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Martha Hoagland in household of Luke Hoagland, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Martha B Wells, "Michigan Deaths and Burials, 1800-1995"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Martha Hoagland - Government record: Census record: birth: 1842; Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States

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