William Hockinson Martin

Male5 June 1876–13 May 1958

Brief Life History of William Hockinson

When William Hockinson Martin was born on 5 June 1876, in Pine Canyon, Tooele, Utah, United States, his father, Peter Gillespie Martin, was 26 and his mother, Christina Hockinson Blomdahl, was 21. He married Mary Jane Whittle on 1 October 1903, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Marion, Cassia, Idaho, United States for about 20 years and Marion Election Precinct, Cassia, Idaho, United States in 1940. He died on 13 May 1958, in Burley, Cassia, Idaho, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Marion, Cassia, Idaho, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Hockinson Martin
Mary Jane Whittle
Marriage: 1 October 1903
Elbern William Martin
Harold Whittle Martin
Marva Jane Martin
Lida Martin
Ora Martin
Hyrum Rex Martin
Verda Martin
Farren Eugene Martin
Byron Leroy Martin

Sources (38)

  • William H Martin, "United States 1950 Census"
  • William H. Martin, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
  • William Hockinsen Martin, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1 October 1903Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children (9)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (9)

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    World Events (8)

    1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

    Age 5

    Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.


    Age 5

    Historical Boundaries 1881: Cassia, Idaho Territory, United States 1890: Cassia, Idaho, United States

    1898 · War with the Spanish

    Age 22

    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.

    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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    Story Highlight

    Memoirs from Grandma Ora Martin Anderson

    The following stories are recorded from memory that Ora Martin Anderson shared with her Granddaughter Nancy Sue Anderson Wilkes: As Ora’s mother, Mary Jane Whittle Martin, lay upon her deathbed, all …

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