Martin Sperry

Brief Life History of Martin

When Martin Sperry was born on 14 February 1834, in Dover, Tuscarawas, Ohio, United States, his father, Jarvis Sperry, was 28 and his mother, Sally Smith, was 24. He married Sophia A. Swikert on 1 July 1855, in Otsego Township, Allegan, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 daughters. He lived in Michigan, United States in 1870 and Otsego Township, Allegan, Michigan, United States in 1900. He died on 20 November 1913, in Otsego, Allegan, Michigan, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Mountain Home Cemetery, Otsego, Allegan, Michigan, United States.

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Martin Sperry
Sophia A. Swikert
Marriage: 1 July 1855
Lora A. Sperry
Sarah Sperry
Cora Adell Sperry

Sources (12)

  • Martin Sperry, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Martin Sperry, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Martin Sperry in entry for Laura A Sherwood, "Michigan Death Certificates, 1921-1952"

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World Events (8)

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

1836 · Kirtland Temple Dedicated

On March 27, 1836, the Kirtland Temple was dedicated.

1860 · Ohio supports the Union side of the Civil War

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.

Name Meaning

English (Leicestershire): from the early Middle English personal name Sperry (Old Norse Sperrir, perhaps originally a nickname for a tall man, from Old Norse sperra ‘spar, beam, stake’).

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

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