Martha Catherine Layne

26 October 1874–19 December 1953 (Age 79)
Tennessee, United States

The Life of Martha Catherine

When Martha Catherine Layne was born on 26 October 1874, in Tennessee, United States, her father, James E Lane, was 31 and her mother, Pochahontas Tansil, was 25. She married James Andrew Adkerson on 7 January 1891, in Lauderdale, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 6 daughters. She lived in Salem Township, Dunklin, Missouri, United States in 1910 and Clay Township, Dunklin, Missouri, United States in 1920. She died on 19 December 1953, in Cardwell, Dunklin, Missouri, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Lulu Cemetery, Salem Township, Dunklin, Missouri, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Andrew Adkerson
Martha Catherine Layne
Marriage: 7 January 1891
Nona Pearl Adkerson
James Raliegh Adkerson
Bertie Lee Adkerson
Cuthbert Adkerson
Verna Adkerson
Mary Myrtle Adkerson
Lillian Adkerson
Minnie Ola Adkerson
Edwin Marvin Adkerson
Roy Raymond Adkerson
Johnie Adkerson
Thelma Grace Adkerson

Spouse and Children

7 January 1891
Lauderdale, Tennessee, United States


    Nona Pearl Adkerson


    James Raliegh Adkerson



    Cuthbert Adkerson


    Verna Adkerson


+7 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    James E Lane


    Pochahontas Tansil




+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 1

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
1878 · Yellow Fever Epidemic

Age 4

When a man that had escaped a quarantined steamboat with yellow fever went to a restaurant he infected Kate Bionda the owner. This was the start of the yellow fever epidemic in Memphis, Tennessee. By the end of the epidemic 5,200 of the residence would die.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 22

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Lane .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Mattie Adkinson in household of James Adkinson, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Martha E Lane in household of James E Lane, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Mattie Adkerson in household of Rolla Adkerson, "United States Census, 1920"

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