Martha Elnora Anderson

21 August 1888–5 March 1963 (Age 74)
Missouri, United States

The Life Summary of Martha Elnora

When Martha Elnora Anderson was born on 21 August 1888, in Missouri, United States, her father, William Alexander Anderson, was 27 and her mother, Caldona Leona Conn, was 29. She married Clarence James Sodowsky on 24 March 1915. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. She lived in Linn Township, Cedar, Missouri, United States in 1900 and Lowe Township, Kay, Oklahoma, United States for about 20 years. She died on 5 March 1963, in Blackwell, Kay, Oklahoma, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Braman, Kay, Oklahoma, United States.

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Clarence James Sodowsky
Martha Elnora Anderson
Marriage: 24 March 1915
Ruby A Sodowsky
Opal Elnora Sodowsky

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  • Marriage
    24 March 1915
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    World Events (8)

    Age 1
    The Oklahoma Land Run on April 22, 1889, was the first land rush, or land opened for settlement on a first-come basis, opened to the Unassigned Lands. The land rush lured approximately 50,000 people, saddled with their fastest horses, looking to claim their piece of the newly available two million acres. The requirements included the settler to live and improve on their 160 acres for five years in order to receive the title. Choice land tempted people to hide out and get an early lead on their claim. These people became known as “sooners.” It is estimated that eleven thousand homesteads were claimed. Oklahoma Historical Society - Land Run of 1889
    1904 · The World's Fair of 1904
    Age 16
    St. Louis hosted the 1904 World's Fair and welcomed a crowd of 200,000 visitors on opening day of April 30, 1904. The fair had exhibits from 50 countries and 43 states. Several notable inventions showcased at the fair include iced tea and the ice cream cone. By the time of its closing in December 1904, over 20 million people had visited the fair.
    1908 · The Bureau of Investigation is formed
    Age 20
    Known as the National Bureau of Criminal Identification, The Bureau of Investigation helped agencies across the country identify different criminals. President Roosevelt instructed that there be an autonomous investigative service that would report only to the Attorney General.

    Name Meaning

    (1997: 285232;2007: 569074; 2010: 784404)Scottish and northern English: patronymic from the personal name Ander(s), a northern Middle English form of Andrew , + son ‘son’. The frequency of the surname in Scotland is attributable, at least in part, to the fact that Saint Andrew is the patron saint of Scotland, so the personal name has long enjoyed great popularity there. Legend has it that the saint's relics were taken to Scotland in the 4th century by a certain Saint Regulus. In North America, this surname has absorbed many cognate or like-sounding surnames in other languages, notably Scandinavian (see 3 and 4 below), but also Ukrainian Andreychenko etc.German: patronymic from the personal name Anders , hence a cognate of 1 above.

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

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    Sources (6)

    • Nora M Sadowsky in household of Clarence Sadowsky, "United States Census, 1930"
    • Elnora Sodowsky in household of Clarence Sodowsky, "United States Census, 1940"
    • Elnora Sodowsky, "Find A Grave Index"

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