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
1845–1913
Martha Brewster Guthrie
1846–1931
Marriage: 1 January 1868
Harvey Rufus Park
1869–1941
Reverend Charles Andrew Park
1873–1963
Susanna May Park
1876–1962
Jessie Margaret Park
1879–1954
Clyde Leslie Park
1881–1943

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
1 January 1868
children

(5)

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(9)

    William Guthrie

    Male1842–1913Male

    Robert Guthrie

    Male1844–1893Male

    Female1846–1931Female

    Andrew D Guthrie

    Male1848–1930Male

    Elizabeth B Guthrie

    Female1852–1922Female

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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.
1863

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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