Althea Martin

Brief Life History of Althea

When Althea Martin was born on 6 June 1874, in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States, her father, William J Martin, was 21 and her mother, Margaret Miller, was 26. She married Francis P. Harper on 23 January 1901, in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States. She lived in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada in 1881 and Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States in 1910. She died on 25 February 1932, in Saint Petersburg, Pinellas, Florida, United States, at the age of 57, and was buried in Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, United States.

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Francis P. Harper
Althea Martin
Marriage: 23 January 1901

Sources (10)

  • Althea Martin in household of William Martin, "Canada Census, 1881"
  • Althea Martin, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1695-1910"
  • Althea Martin Harper, "Florida Deaths, 1877-1939"

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World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.


Historical Boundaries: 1888: Hillsborough, Florida, United States 1911: Pinellas, Florida, United States

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

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.

Name Meaning

English, Scottish, Irish, French, Walloon, Breton, Dutch, Flemish, German, Czech, Slovak, Croatian, Italian (Veneto); Spanish (Martín): from a personal name derived from Latin Martinus, itself a derivative of Mars, genitive Martis, the Roman god of fertility and war, whose name may derive ultimately from a root mar ‘gleam’. This was borne by a famous 4th-century Christian saint, Martin of Tours, and consequently became extremely popular throughout Europe in the Middle Ages. In North America, the surname Martin has absorbed cognates and derivatives from other languages, e.g. Slovak and Rusyn (from Slovakia) Marcin , Albanian Martini , Polish surnames beginning with Marcin-, and Slovenian patronymics like Martinčič (see Martincic ). Martin is the most frequent surname in France and one of the most frequent surnames in Wallonia.

English: variant of Marton .

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Mártain, ‘descendant of Martin’ (compare 1 above). Otherwise, a shortened form of Gilmartin or McMartin ; sometimes also spelled Martyn.

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

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