Martha Jane (Mattie) Pea

27 May 1879–May 1909 (Age 29)
Calloway, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Martha Jane (Mattie)

When Martha Jane (Mattie) Pea was born on 27 May 1879, in Calloway, Kentucky, United States, her father, Jennings Thompson Pea, was 44 and her mother, Mary Jane West, was 41. She married William Sylvester Nave on 21 September 1898. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 4 daughters. She lived in O'Fallons, Lincoln, Nebraska, United States in 1880 and Latah, Idaho, United States in 1900. She died in May 1909, in Arizona, United States, at the age of 30, and was buried in Liberty, Maricopa, Arizona, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Sylvester Nave
Martha Jane (Mattie) Pea
Marriage: 21 September 1898
Beryle Zada Nave
Mary Elizabeth Nave
Opal Orphia Nave
Everett Frederick Nave
Gladys Helen Nave

Spouse and Children

21 September 1898


Parents and Siblings



+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 2

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.
1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 3

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.
1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 11

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

Name Meaning

English: from Middle English ‘peacock’ ( see Peacock ).

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Martha Rea in household of Jennings Rea, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Martha J Nave in household of Henry Nave, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Martha Jane Pea in entry for Gladys Helen Cone, "Idaho, Nez Perce County, Brower Wann Funeral Home Records, 1925-1986"

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