Martha Lazina Zina Dees

1877–1954 (Age 77)
Washington, Alabama, United States

The Life of Martha Lazina Zina

When Martha Lazina Zina Dees was born in 1877, in Washington, Alabama, United States, her father, Thomas Jefferson Dees, was 49 and her mother, Martha Burch, was 32. She married Henry "Harry" Loper on 20 August 1891, in Washington, Alabama, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Election Precinct 4 Clanton, Chilton, Alabama, United States in 1880 and Koenton, Washington, Alabama, United States in 1900. She died in 1954, at the age of 77, and was buried in Washington, Alabama, United States.

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Family Time Line

Henry "Harry" Loper
Martha Lazina Zina Dees
Marriage: 20 August 1891
Martha Annie Loper
Lincoln LOPER
Ada Pearlee Loper
Harriet A. Loper
Mae Saphronia Loper
Leah Beatrice Loper
Rev Hubert Harry Loper
Luther Thomas Loper
William McKinley Loper
William "Bill" Loper

Spouse and Children

20 August 1891
Washington, Alabama, United States


+5 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Thomas Jefferson Dees





    Susan Angeline Dees


    Arrena R. Dees


    Irine Duse



    Sophronia Ann Dees


+6 More Children

World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 4

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.

Age 9

Historical Boundaries - 1886: Washington, Alabama, United States
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 21

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

Name Meaning

1 English: variant spelling of Deas .2 Dutch: patronymic from a short form of the personal name Desiderius.3 German: from a short form of the personal name Matthäs, a variant of Matthäus ( see Matthew ), or in some instances an Americanized spelling of Diess ( see Dies ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Martha L Duse in household of Thomas Duse, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Martha Loper in household of Harry H Loper, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Martha Dees in entry for Luther Thomas Loper and Nettie Ruth Bell, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"

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