Martha Ellen Wyatt

28 November 1868–27 May 1956 (Age 87)
Howard, Elk, Kansas, United States

The Life of Martha Ellen

When Martha Ellen Wyatt was born on 28 November 1868, in Howard, Elk, Kansas, United States, her father, Daniel H Wyatt, was 40 and her mother, Martha Elizabeth Mayfield, was 29. She married David Michael Jacobs on 27 December 1885, in Comanche, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Sipe Springs, Comanche, Texas, United States in 1880 and Justice Precinct 7, Eastland, Texas, United States for about 30 years. She died on 27 May 1956, in Rising Star, Eastland, Texas, United States, at the age of 87.

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David Michael Jacobs
Martha Ellen Wyatt
Marriage: 27 December 1885
Dudley Marestella Jacobs
Ray Ochiltree Jacobs
Clara B Jacobs
Marion Wyatt Jacobs
Millard Jennings Jacobs
Truman H Jacobs
Leand D Jacobs
Eli D Jacobs
Paul Thornwell Jacobs

Spouse and Children

27 December 1885
Comanche, Texas, United States


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World Events (8)

1870 · Texas Is Restored to the Union

Age 2

Congress restored Texas to the Union on March 30, 1870, despite not yet meeting all of the requirements established for re-admittance.
1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 2

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.
1894 · Texas Files Lawsuit Against Standard Oil Company

Age 26

Under the direction of Governor Jim Hogg, Texas filed a lawsuit against John D. Rockefeller for violating state monopoly laws. Hogg argued that Standard Oil Company and Water-Piece Oil Company of Missouri were engaged in illegal practices like price fixing, rebates, and consolidation. Rockefeller was indicted, but never tried in a court of law; other employees of his company were convicted as guilty.

Name Meaning

English: from the medieval personal name Wiot, Wyot, Gyot, which derives from the Old English personal name Wīgheard, composed of the elements wīg ‘war’ + heard ‘hardy’, ‘brave’, ‘strong’. Under Norman influence it was also adopted as a diminutive of both Guy 1 and William .

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

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Sources (3)

  • M E Jacobs in household of D M Jacobs, "United States Census, 1930"
  • M E Wyatt in household of M E Wyatt, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Mattie E Jacobs in household of David M Jacobs, "United States Census, 1900"

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