Martha Isabella Morgan

6 November 1879–17 June 1962 (Age 82)
Alto Pass, Union, Illinois, United States

The Life of Martha Isabella

When Martha Isabella Morgan was born on 6 November 1879, in Alto Pass, Union, Illinois, United States, her father, Herman B Morgan, was 19 and her mother, Rebecca Emaline Smith, was 21. She married James Jacob Tweedy on 28 January 1896, in Alto Pass, Union, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Pomona, Jackson, Illinois, United States in 1910 and Union, Union, Illinois, United States for about 10 years. She died on 17 June 1962, in St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Jonesboro, Union, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Jacob Tweedy
Martha Isabella Morgan
Marriage: 28 January 1896
Elsie Estella Tweedy
Alvin David Tweedy
Melvin Daniel Tweedy
Bernice C. Tweedy
Ralph Tweedy
Rufus Tweedy
Dorothy Lee Tweedy
Carl Russell Tweedy
Paul Tweedy

Spouse and Children

28 January 1896
Alto Pass, Union, Illinois, United States


+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Herman B Morgan


    Rebecca Emaline Smith





    Minnie Morgan


    Aura Jane Morgan


    Charlie Morgan



+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 2

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.
1885 · The First Skyscraper

Age 6

The Home Insurance Building is considered to be the first skyscraper in the world. It was supported both inside and outside by steel and metal that were deemed fireproof and also it was reinforced with concrete. It originally had ten stories but in 1891 two more were added.
1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

Age 22

President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.

Name Meaning

1 Welsh: from the Old Welsh personal name Morcant, which is of uncertain but ancient etymology.2 Irish: importation of the Welsh surname, to which has been assimilated more than one Gaelic surname, notably Ó Muireagáin ( see Merrigan ).3 Scottish: of uncertain origin; probably from a Gaelic personal name cognate with Welsh Morcant.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Belle Tweedy in household of James Tweedy, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Isabelle Tweedy in household of James Tweedy, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Bell Tweedy in household of James Tweedy, "United States Census, 1930"

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