Martha Brewster Guthrie

9 July 1846–10 February 1931 (Age 84)
Dumbarton, Dunbartonshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of Martha

When Martha Brewster Guthrie was born on 9 July 1846, in Dumbarton, Dunbartonshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, her father, Andrew William Guthrie, was 30 and her mother, Susannah Thompson, was 27. She married Rufus L Park on 1 January 1868. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. She immigrated to United States in 1864 and lived in Greene Township, Mercer, Illinois, United States in 1870 and Alexandria, Thayer, Nebraska, United States for about 10 years. She died on 10 February 1931, in Baltimore, Baltimore, Maryland, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Alexandria, Thayer, Nebraska, United States.

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Family Time Line

Rufus L Park
Martha Brewster Guthrie
Marriage: 1 January 1868
Harvey Rufus Park
Reverend Charles Andrew Park
Susanna May Park
Jessie Margaret Park
Clyde Leslie Park

Spouse and Children

1 January 1868


Parents and Siblings



    William Guthrie


    Robert Guthrie



    Andrew D Guthrie


    Elizabeth B Guthrie


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World Events (8)

1847 · The United Presbyterian Church of Scotland is established.

Age 1

The United Presbyterian Church of Scotland was formed in 1847. For most of its existence the United Presbyterian Church was the third largest Presbyterian Church in Scotland and flourished in Scotland for 53 years. After being reunited with the Church of Scotland in 1929, it continues to bring relief to the local communities.

Age 17

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 24

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

Name Meaning

Northern English and Scottish: occupational name for a brewer of beer or ale, from Old English brēowan ‘to brew’. Brewer is the usual term in southern England, while Brewster is mainly midland, northern, and Scottish.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Martha B Park in household of Rufus Park, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Martha B Park in household of Moses F Barlow, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Martha B Park in household of Moses T Barlow, "United States Census, 1930"

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