Martha A. Crist

Female29 September 1861–4 May 1928

Brief Life History of Martha A.

When Martha A. Crist was born on 29 September 1861, in Richmond, Henrico, Virginia, United States, her father, Richard Abraham Crist, was 34 and her mother, Rebecca H. Plogger, was 23. She married Cyrus Josiah Reno on 17 October 1878, in Jerseyville, Jersey, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in South River, Rockbridge, Virginia, United States in 1870 and Rockbridge, Greene, Illinois, United States for about 30 years. She died on 4 May 1928, in Alton, Madison, Illinois, United States, at the age of 66, and was buried in Rockbridge, Greene, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

Cyrus Josiah Reno
Martha A. Crist
Marriage: 17 October 1878
Magnolia Reno
Christopher Buck F Reno
Dovie F. Reno
Joseph Stace Reno
Gladys B. Reno
Alvis J. Reno

Sources (16)

  • Martha A Crist, "Virginia, Library of Virginia State Archive, Births, Marriages, and Deaths 1853-1900"
  • Martha Ann Crist in household of Richard Crist, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Mattie Reno in household of Josiah Reno, "United States Census, 1900"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    17 October 1878Jerseyville, Jersey, Illinois, United States
  • Children (6)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (10)

    +5 More Children

    World Events (8)


    Age 2

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


    Age 14

    In 1875 the voters of the county of Madison adopted the township system of county government.

    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

    English: apparently a nickname from Middle English Crist, Old English Crīst ‘Christ’ (see Christ ), possibly applied as a nickname for someone who played the part of Christ in a pageant.

    English: from a pet form of the personal names Christian or Christopher .

    Americanized form of German, Dutch, Czech, or Slovak Krist and German or Dutch Christ .

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

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