Martha Pauline Sipes

9 August 1914–13 January 1999 (Age 84)
Dyer, Gibson, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Martha Pauline

When Martha Pauline Sipes was born on 9 August 1914, in Dyer, Gibson, Tennessee, United States, her father, Benjamin Franklin Sipes, was 28 and her mother, Nealie Bell Gilliland, was 26. She married Roy Lee Butler about 1934, in Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Dyersburg, Dyer, Tennessee, United States in 1935 and Civil District 14, Obion, Tennessee, United States in 1940. She died on 13 January 1999, in Union City, Obion, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Mount Moriah Cemetery, Mount Moriah, Obion, Tennessee, United States.

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Family Time Line

Roy Lee Butler
Martha Pauline Sipes
Marriage: about 1934
Patsy J Butler

Spouse and Children

about 1934
Tennessee, United States


    Patsy J Butler


Parents and Siblings

    Benjamin Franklin Sipes


    Nealie Bell Gilliland




World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 2

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.
1931 · The Parthenon is Built

Age 17

In 1931, a full scale replica of the Parthenon in Greece was erected in Nashville, Tennessee. The Parthenon was meant to be temporary, but became a permanent part of Tennessee culture. It also has a replica of the statue of Athena the Goddess of War.At the same time a city over Memphis built  giant pyramid replica to remind everyone what the city was named for. 
1937 · The Neutrality Act

Age 23

The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

Probably an altered form of German Seip .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Martha Sipes in household of Ben F Sipes, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Pauline M Butler in household of Roy L Butler, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Mrs Pauline Butler, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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