Etta Mary Martin

24 December 1883–9 January 1962 (Age 78)
Jamesport, Daviess, Missouri, United States

The Life of Etta Mary

When Etta Mary Martin was born on 24 December 1883, in Jamesport, Daviess, Missouri, United States, her father, Fortunatus Lewis Martin, was 29 and her mother, Miranda Emaline Pixler, was 26. She married George Annis Fritz on 27 August 1906, in Grovespring, Wright, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Justice Precinct 4, Eastland, Texas, United States in 1910 and Silver Creek Township, Mills, Iowa, United States in 1920. She died on 9 January 1962, in Malvern, Mills, Iowa, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Silver City, Mills, Iowa, United States.

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Family Time Line

George Annis Fritz
Etta Mary Martin
Marriage: 27 August 1906
Elmus Grace Fritz
Ella Opal Fritz
Homer Floyd Fritz
Verba Lorraine Fritz
Benjamin Franklin Fritz
Elza Annis Fritz
Claude Edward Fritz
Edna Louise Fritz
Carl Henry Fritz

Spouse and Children

    George Annis Fritz



27 August 1906
Grovespring, Wright, Missouri, United States



    Ella Opal Fritz


    Homer Floyd Fritz



    Benjamin Franklin Fritz


+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings



    Odo Everette Martin



    James R Martin


    Hattie E Martin



+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1884 · There is now a Capital Building

Age 1

The capitol building in Des Moines originally had a budget of $1,500,000 but complications arose because of the need of a redesign. The building was dedicated on January 17, 1884, but it wasn’t completed until 1886. On January 4, 1904, a fire started and swept through the areas that housed the Supreme Court and Iowa House of Representatives. A major restoration was performed and documented, with the addition of electrical lighting, elevators, and a telephone system. By the early 1980s, the sandstone exterior of the Capitol had started deteriorating and prompted the installation of canopies to protect pedestrians from falling rubble. The entire reconstruction process took around 18 years to complete.

Age 3

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

Age 21

St. Louis, Missouri, United States hosts Summer Olympic Games.

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)

  • Etta Fritz in household of Georg A Fritz, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Mary Fritz in household of George Fritz, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Etta M Fritz in household of George A Fritz, "United States Census, 1920"

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