Alta Martin

1838–
Ohio, United States

The Life of Alta

When Alta Martin was born in 1838, in Ohio, United States, her father, John Martin, was 40 and her mother, Christina Fudge, was 36.

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Family Time Line

John Martin
1798–1855
Christina Fudge
1802–1870
James Martin
1825–1900
Edward Martin
1825–
Anna Martin
1826–
Edmond Martin
1826–
Catowy Martin
1832–
Calony Martin
1832–
Calvery Martin
1832–
Margaret Martin
1833–
David Martin
1835–
Emily J. Martin
1836–1862
Otea Martin
1837–1916
Alta Martin
1838–
Amanda Martin
1840–

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World Events (3)

1846

Age 8

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1860 · Ohio supports the Union side of the Civil War

Age 22

Although divided as a state on the subject of slavery, Ohio participated in the Civil War on the Union's side, providing over 300,000 troops. Ohio provided the 3rd largest number of troops by any Union state.
1863

Age 25

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

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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