Ida May Martin

Brief Life History of Ida May

When Ida May Martin was born in October 1858, in Maine, United States, her father, Isaac Martin, was 28 and her mother, Clarissa Grover, was 27. She married Wilbur F Gerry on 22 February 1875, in Kittery, York, Maine, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. She lived in Eliot, York, Maine, United States in 1880. She died on 15 August 1906, in Kittery, York, Maine, United States, at the age of 47.

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Family Time Line

Wilbur F Gerry
1858–1918
Ida May Martin
1858–1906
Marriage: 22 February 1875
Orra James Gerry
1876–1944
Horace Waite Gerry
1879–1941

Sources (8)

  • Ida Martin in household of Isaac Martin, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Ida M. Maiden, "New Hampshire Marriage Records, 1637-1947"
  • Ida May Gerry, "Maine Vital Records, 1670-1921"

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World Events (8)

1863

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

1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.

1872 · The First National Park

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.

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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