Martha Anna Wentworth

Brief Life History of Martha Anna

When Martha Anna Wentworth was born on 1 June 1837, in Windsor, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Joseph Fuller Wentworth, was 44 and her mother, Mary "Polly" Freeman, was 35. She married Charles Austin Dunham in 1857, in Washington, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Annsville, Oneida, New York, United States in 1860. She died on 30 April 1899, in Lee, Oneida, New York, United States, at the age of 61, and was buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Lee, Oneida, New York, United States.

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Family Time Line

Charles Austin Dunham
1835–1886
Martha Anna Wentworth
1837–1899
Marriage: 1857
George Darius Dunham
1858–1945
Elmer F Dunham
1862–
Ida E Dunham
1866–1931
Carrie Elizabeth Dunham
1870–1907

Sources (11)

  • Martha Dunham in household of Joseph Wentworth, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Martha Wentworth, "Massachusetts, Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
  • Martha A. Wentworth, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915"

World Events (7)

1846

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

1863

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

1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.

Name Meaning

English:

habitational name from Wentworth in Yorkshire. The placename probably derives from the Old English personal name Wintra + Old English worth ‘enclosure’.

habitational name from Wentworth in Cambridgeshire, which has the same etymology as the placename in 1 above.

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

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