Martha Gaines

1851–1929 (Age 78)
Crawford, Illinois, United States

The Life of Martha

When Martha Gaines was born in 1851, in Crawford, Illinois, United States, her father, Richard Gaines, was 37 and her mother, Margaret Jane Stratton, was 42. She died in 1929, in Farmersville, Collin, Texas, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Collin, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Richard Gaines
1814–1880
Margaret Jane Stratton
1809–1912
James Gaines
1838–
Rachael Or Amanda Gaines
1843–
Mary Gaines
1857–
Alexander Gains
1846–1889
Lucy Ann Gaines
1848–1921
Martha Gaines
1851–1929
Hezekiah Harvey Gaines
1853–1927
Julius R. Gaines
1861–1940

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World Events (8)

1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World

Age 5

William Rand opened a small printing shop in Chicago. Doing most of the work himself for the first two years he decided to hire some help. Rand Hired Andrew McNally, an Irish Immigrant, to work in his shop. After doing business with the Chicago Tribune, Rand and McNally were hired to run the Tribune's entire printing operation. Years later, Rand and McNally established Rand McNally & Co after purchasing the Tribune's printing business. They focused mainly on printing tickets, complete railroad guides and timetables for the booming railroad industry around the city. What made the company successful was the detailed maps of roadways, along with directions to certain places. Rand McNally was the first major map publisher to embrace a system of numbered highways and erected many of the roadside highway signs that have been adopted by state and federal highway authorities. The company is still making and updating the world maps that are looked at every day.
1861 · Texas Secedes from the United States

Age 10

On February 1, 1861, Texas seceded from the United States. On March 2, 1861, they had joined with the Confederate States of America.
1872 · The First National Park

Age 21

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.

Name Meaning

1 English (of Norman origin): nickname for a crafty or ingenious person, from a reduced form of Old French engaine ‘ingenuity’, ‘trickery’ (Latin ingenium ‘native wit’). The word was also used in a concrete sense of a stratagem or device, particularly a trap.2 This surname has also assimilated reduced variants of Welsh Gurganus .

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

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  • Martha Gaines in household of Richard Gaines, "United States Census, 1860"

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