Martha Craig

5 April 1858–21 October 1945 (Age 87)
Fenwick, Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of Martha

When Martha Craig was born on 5 April 1858, in Fenwick, Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, her father, Andrew Craig, was 52 and her mother, Martha Foulds, was 41. She married Townsend Howard Poulton on 29 November 1875, in Kankakee, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. She lived in West Point, Lee, Iowa, United States in 1880 and Stocking Township, Saunders, Nebraska, United States in 1900. She died on 21 October 1945, in Omaha, Douglas, Nebraska, United States, at the age of 87.

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Family Time Line

Townsend Howard Poulton
Martha Craig
Marriage: 29 November 1875
Oliver Francis Poulton
Elsie Dona Poulton
Margaret Mae Poulton

Spouse and Children

    Townsend Howard Poulton



29 November 1875
Kankakee, Illinois, United States


    Oliver Francis Poulton


    Elsie Dona Poulton



Parents and Siblings



+5 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 5

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

Age 9

Nebraska is the 37th state.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 23

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

Name Meaning

Scottish: topographic name for someone who lived near a steep or precipitous rock, from Gaelic creag, a word that has been borrowed in Middle English as crag(g).

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Martha Paultan, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Martha Poulton in household of F H Poulton, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Martha Craig in entry for Oliver Paulton, "Minnesota Deaths, 1887-2001"

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