Geraldine Martin

3 April 1920–13 May 1981 (Age 61)
Ila, Madison, Georgia, United States

The Life of Geraldine

When Geraldine Martin was born on 3 April 1920, in Ila, Madison, Georgia, United States, her father, James Walter Martin, was 23 and her mother, Avie Joanne Hayes, was 26. She married John Reid Freeman on 15 May 1938, in Morgan, Calhoun, Georgia, United States. She lived in DeKalb, Georgia, United States in 1935 and District 686, DeKalb, Georgia, United States in 1940. She died on 13 May 1981, in Georgia, United States, at the age of 61, and was buried in Mount Hermon Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Ila, Madison, Georgia, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Reid Freeman
Geraldine Martin
Marriage: 15 May 1938

Spouse and Children

15 May 1938
Morgan, Calhoun, Georgia, United States

Parents and Siblings

    James Walter Martin


    Avie Joanne Hayes




    Herbert Glenn Martin


    D J Martin



    Claudine Martin


    Judy Winonia Martin


+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1922 · Women Granted the Right to Vote

Age 2

The 19th Amendment, which allowed women the right to vote, was passed and became federal law on August 26, 1920. Georgia law prevented women from voting until 1922. The amendment wasn’t officially ratified until 1970.
1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 3

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.
1937 · The Neutrality Act

Age 17

The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

1 English, Scottish, Irish, French, Dutch, German, Czech, Slovak, Spanish (Martín), Italian (Venice), etc.: from a personal name (Latin Martinus, 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 saint, Martin of Tours, and consequently became extremely popular throughout Europe in the Middle Ages. As a North American surname, this form has absorbed many cognates from other European forms.2 English: habitational name from any of several places so called, principally in Hampshire, Lincolnshire, and Worcestershire, named in Old English as ‘settlement by a lake’ (from mere or mær ‘pool’, ‘lake’ + tūn ‘settlement’) or as ‘settlement by a boundary’ (from (ge)mære ‘boundary’ + tūn ‘settlement’). The place name has been charged from Marton under the influence of the personal name Martin.

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

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Sources (2)

  • Geraldine Freeman in household of John Freeman, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Geraldine Martin in household of James W Martin, "United States Census, 1930"

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