Prather Lee Martin

Brief Life History of Prather Lee

When Prather Lee Martin was born on 27 August 1897, in Surry, North Carolina, United States, his father, Christopher Columbus "Lum" Martin, was 34 and his mother, Sarah Elizabeth Wood, was 30. He married Sarah Lucinda Martin about 1918, in Surry, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Stewarts Creek Township, Surry, North Carolina, United States for about 30 years and Mount Airy, Surry, North Carolina, United States in 1947. He died on 28 November 1947, in Surry, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 50, and was buried in Round Peak, Surry, North Carolina, United States.

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Prather Lee Martin
Sarah Lucinda Martin
Marriage: about 1918
Rossie Lee Martin

Sources (24)

  • Prather Martin, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Prater Martin, "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 "
  • Prather Mortin, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"

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1898 · War with the Spanish

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

1900 · Gold for Cash!

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.

1912 · The Girl Scouts

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.

Name Meaning

English, Scottish, Irish, French, Walloon, Breton, Dutch, Flemish, German, Czech, Slovak, Croatian, Italian (Veneto); Spanish (Martín): from a personal name derived from Latin Martinus, itself 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 Christian saint, Martin of Tours, and consequently became extremely popular throughout Europe in the Middle Ages. In North America, the surname Martin has absorbed cognates and derivatives from other languages, e.g. Slovak and Rusyn (from Slovakia) Marcin , Albanian Martini , Polish surnames beginning with Marcin-, and Slovenian patronymics like Martinčič (see Martincic ). Martin is the most frequent surname in France and one of the most frequent surnames in Wallonia.

English: variant of Marton .

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Mártain, ‘descendant of Martin’ (compare 1 above). Otherwise, a shortened form of Gilmartin or McMartin ; sometimes also spelled Martyn.

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

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