Martha Bradley Westmoreland

27 September 1899–2 July 1978 (Age 78)
Woodruff, Spartanburg, South Carolina, United States

The Life of Martha Bradley

When Martha Bradley Westmoreland was born on 27 September 1899, in Woodruff, Spartanburg, South Carolina, United States, her father, Olin Emmet Westmoreland, was 34 and her mother, Palmiyra Augusta Jones, was 28. She lived in Woodruff Township, Spartanburg, South Carolina, United States in 1900. She died on 2 July 1978, in Virginia Beach, Virginia, United States, at the age of 78.

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World Events (8)

1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 1

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.
1901 · Maggie Lena Walker Opens Bank

Age 2

Maggie Lena Walker was the first African American and woman to open a bank. She opened the St. Luke Penny Savings Bank on August 20, 1901. She encouraged the young people to start saving their pennies in her bank and when they hit a hundred pennies they could start a bank account with the bank.

Age 21

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.

Name Meaning

Northern English: regional name for someone from the former country of this name, originally named in Old English as Westmōringaland ‘territory of the people living west of the moors (i.e. the Pennines)’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Martha B Westmoreland in household of Olen E Westmoreland, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Martha Westmoreland in household of Olin E Westmoreland, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Martha B Westmoreland in entry for Frederick Patson Gabriel and Karen Cachelin, "Virginia, Marriage Certificates, 1936-1988"

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