Martha Ruth Martin

19 March 1908–17 August 1987 (Age 79)
Coffee, Alabama, United States

The Life of Martha Ruth

Martha Ruth Martin was born on 19 March 1908, in Coffee, Alabama, United States. She had at least 1 son and 1 daughter with Ewell Glen Griffin. She lived in Enterprise, Coffee, Alabama, United States for about 20 years and Election Precinct 8 Grant, Coffee, Alabama, United States in 1940. She died on 17 August 1987, at the age of 79, and was buried in Dale, Alabama, United States.

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Family Time Line

Ewell Glen Griffin
1893–1976
Martha Ruth Martin
1908–1987
Doris Jean Griffin
1942–
Ewell Ben Griffin
–1933

Spouse and Children

children

(2)

    Doris Jean Griffin

    Female1942–Female

    Ewell Ben Griffin

    Male–1933Male

World Events (8)

1909 · The NAACP is formed

Age 1

Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.
1912 · Alabama Equal Suffrage Association Formed

Age 4

The Alabama Equal Suffrage Association was founded in Birmingham to fight for the voting rights of white women.
1929

Age 21

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

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)

  • Ruth M Griffin in household of Ewell V Griffin, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Ruth Martin in household of Henry Martin, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Ruth Martin in household of Henry Martin, "United States Census, 1910"

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