Martha Ellen Massey

4 December 1861–19 December 1927 (Age 66)
Winifrede, Kanawha, West Virginia, United States

The Life of Martha Ellen

When Martha Ellen Massey was born on 4 December 1861, in Winifrede, Kanawha, West Virginia, United States, her father, Linville Massey, was 33 and her mother, Lucinda Clay, was 28. She lived in Winifrede Junction, Kanawha, West Virginia, United States in 1910 and Cabin Creek, Kanawha, West Virginia, United States in 1920. She died on 19 December 1927, in Kanawha, West Virginia, United States, at the age of 66, and was buried in Kanawha, West Virginia, United States.

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Harvey Elswick
1852–1942
Martha Ellen Massey
1861–1927

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1863

Age 2

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863

Age 2

"West Virginia was given statehood status with the ""agreement"" the citizens would phase out slavery. On January 1, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln approved the Statehood Bill for West Virginia. West Virginia was proclaimed a state on April 20, 1863, with the bill becoming effective 60 days later, June 20, 1863. When West Virginia first entered statehood in 1863, there were only 46 counties. That same year, four other counties voted themselves into West Virginia. Today, there are 55 counties in the Mountain State. The oldest county in the state is Hamsphire County formed in 1754 as part of Virginia. The youngest county is Mingo formed in 1895. The smallest county is Hancock located in the northern panhandle of the state with Randolph being the largest. When the Legislature convened for its first session, there were only 47 members of the House of Delegates and 18 members of the State Senate. Through the years, the number has increased to 100 members of the House of Delegates and 34 members of the State Senate."
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 20

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.

Name Meaning

1 English and Scottish (of Norman origin) and French: habitational name from any of various places in northern France which get their names from the Gallo-Roman personal name Maccius + the locative suffix -acum.2 English (of Norman origin): habitational name from Marcy in La Manche. This surname is preserved in the English place name Stondon Massey.3 English: from a pet form of Matthew .

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

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  • Ella M Elswick in household of Harvey Elswick, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Martha Elswick in household of Harvey Elswick, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Martha E Elswick in household of Harvey Elswick, "United States Census, 1900"

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