Jessie May Arnett


Brief Life History of Jessie May

Jessie May Arnett was born in 1880, in El Reno, Canadian, Oklahoma, United States. She married Thomas Wesley Martin in 1905, in El Reno, Canadian, Oklahoma, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Jackson Township, Cotton, Oklahoma, United States for about 10 years. She died in 1944, in Walters, Cotton, Oklahoma, United States, at the age of 64, and was buried in Walters, Cotton, Oklahoma, United States.

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Thomas Wesley Martin
Jessie May Arnett
Marriage: 1905
Albert L Martin
Thelma P Martin
James H Martin
John Roy Martin Jr
Henderson Austin Martin
Durward Walter "Dude" Martin
Bonar W Martin
Mable Evelyn Martin
Paul Thomas Martin
Odessa Ann MARTIN

Sources (3)

  • Mae Martin in household of Wesley Martin, "United States Census, 1930"
  • May Martin in household of T Wesley Martin, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Jessie M Martin in household of Thomas W Martin, "United States Census, 1920"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1905El Reno, Canadian, Oklahoma, United States
  • Children (10)

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    World Events (8)

    1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

    Age 1

    Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.


    Age 9

    The Oklahoma Land Run on April 22, 1889, was the first land rush, or land opened for settlement on a first-come basis, opened to the Unassigned Lands. The land rush lured approximately 50,000 people, saddled with their fastest horses, looking to claim their piece of the newly available two million acres. The requirements included the settler to live and improve on their 160 acres for five years in order to receive the title. Choice land tempted people to hide out and get an early lead on their claim. These people became known as “sooners.” It is estimated that eleven thousand homesteads were claimed. Oklahoma Historical Society - Land Run of 1889

    1898 · War with the Spanish

    Age 18

    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.

    Name Meaning

    English: from the personal name Arnet, a Middle English form of the Old English male personal name Earngēat ‘eagle Geat (a tribal name)’ or the Old English female name Earngȳth ‘eagle battle’. There may also have been some confusion with variants of Arnold .

    French (mainly Lorraine): variant of Arnet . Compare Arnette .

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

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