Nova Agnes Martin

29 June 1908–January 1977 (Age 68)
Newcastle, Young, Texas, United States

The Life of Nova Agnes

When Nova Agnes Martin was born on 29 June 1908, in Newcastle, Young, Texas, United States, her father, William Stinson Martin, was 56 and her mother, Laura Eulalia Appleby, was 34. She married George Luther Joyner Jr. about 1930. She died in January 1977, in Fort Worth, Tarrant, Texas, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in Newcastle Cemetery, Newcastle, Young, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

George Luther Joyner Jr.
1911–1979
Nova Agnes Martin
1908–1977
Marriage: about 1930

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
about 1930

Parents and Siblings

siblings

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World Events (8)

1909 · The NAACP is formed

Age 1

Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.
1914 · Steamboat Service Established with New York

Age 6

Satilla was the first Deepwater Steamship to arrive at the port of Houston. This accomplishment successfully established a steamboat service between Houston and New York City.
1927

Age 19

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

Name Meaning

1 English, Scottish, Irish, French, Dutch, German, Czech, Slovak, Spanish (Martín), Italian (Venice), etc.: from a personal name (Latin Martinus, a derivative of Mars, genitive Martis, the Roman god of fertility and war, whose name may derive ultimately from a root mar ‘gleam’). This was borne by a famous 4th-century saint, Martin of Tours, and consequently became extremely popular throughout Europe in the Middle Ages. As a North American surname, this form has absorbed many cognates from other European forms.2 English: habitational name from any of several places so called, principally in Hampshire, Lincolnshire, and Worcestershire, named in Old English as ‘settlement by a lake’ (from mere or mær ‘pool’, ‘lake’ + tūn ‘settlement’) or as ‘settlement by a boundary’ (from (ge)mære ‘boundary’ + tūn ‘settlement’). The place name has been charged from Marton under the influence of the personal name Martin.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Nova Martin in household of W S Martin, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Nova Agnes Martin in entry for Ronelle Wayne Joyner, "Texas Birth Certificates, 1903-1935"
  • Nova Agnes Martin Joyner, "Find A Grave Index"

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