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
Josephina Aramenia Curtis
Frank Curtis Michael
Margarette Jewel Michael
Gladys Ruby Michael
Joseph Edgar Michael
Martha Pearl Michael
Cyrene Gertrude Michael
Benjamin Cyrus Michael
Glenn Eugene Michael
Paul Millard Michael

Parents and Siblings

    William Curtis Michael


    Josephina Aramenia Curtis




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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.

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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