Martha Pearl Michael

9 November 1896–25 December 1985 (Age 89)
Guilford, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Martha Pearl

When Martha Pearl Michael was born on 9 November 1896, in Guilford, North Carolina, United States, her father, William Curtis Michael, was 35 and her mother, Josephina Aramenia Curtis, was 33. She lived in Rock Creek Township, Guilford, North Carolina, United States in 1910 and Kernersville, Forsyth, North Carolina, United States in 1920. She died on 25 December 1985, in Raleigh, Wake, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 89, and was buried in Kernersville, Forsyth, North Carolina, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Curtis Michael
1860–1942
Josephina Aramenia Curtis
1863–1936
Frank Curtis Michael
1886–1957
Margarette Jewel Michael
1889–1973
Gladys Ruby Michael
1891–1978
Joseph Edgar Michael
1894–1973
Martha Pearl Michael
1896–1985
Cyrene Gertrude Michael
1899–1995
Benjamin Cyrus Michael
1902–1977
Glenn Eugene Michael
1905–1972
Paul Millard Michael
1907–1967

Parents and Siblings

    William Curtis Michael

    Male1860–1942Male

    Josephina Aramenia Curtis

    Female1863–1936Female

siblings

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World Events (8)

1897 · First Bill for Women Suffrage

Age 1

In 1897, Senator J.L. Hyatt introduced the woman suffrage bill in North Carolina. The bill did not make it past the committee.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 2

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1920

Age 24

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.

Name Meaning

English, German, Dutch, and Jewish: from the personal name Michael, ultimately from Hebrew Micha-el ‘Who is like God?’. This was borne by various minor Biblical characters and by one of the archangels, the protector of Israel (Daniel 10:13, 12:1; Rev. 12:7). In Christian tradition, Michael was regarded as the warrior archangel, conqueror of Satan, and the personal name was correspondingly popular throughout Europe, especially in knightly and military families. In English-speaking countries, this surname is also found as an Anglicized form of several Greek surnames having Michael as their root, for example Papamichaelis ‘Michael the priest’ and patronymics such as Michaelopoulos.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Pearl Michael in household of William Michael, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Martha P Michael in household of Willian C Michael, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Miss Pearl Michael in entry for Paul Millard Michael, "United States, GenealogyBank Historical Newspaper Obituaries, 1815-2011"

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