Martha Levenia Wade

27 July 1884–2 January 1976 (Age 91)
Decatur, Wise, Texas, United States

The Life of Martha Levenia

When Martha Levenia Wade was born on 27 July 1884, in Decatur, Wise, Texas, United States, her father, Peyton Lisby Wade, was 31 and her mother, Mary Jessie Wilton, was 22. She married George Lee Boyd on 16 June 1901, in Honey Grove, Fannin, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Lubbock, Texas, United States in 1935 and Justice Precinct 1, Lubbock, Lubbock, Texas, United States in 1940. She died on 2 January 1976, in Oceanside, San Diego, California, United States, at the age of 91, and was buried in Green Hills Memorial Park, Rancho Palos Verdes, Los Angeles, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

George Lee Boyd
Martha Levenia Wade
Marriage: 16 June 1901
Waldo Wade Boyd
Lela Mae Boyd
Paul Sullivan Boyd
John Henry Boyd
Jesse Wilton Boyd
Luvenia Boyd
Georgia B Boyd

Spouse and Children

16 June 1901
Honey Grove, Fannin, Texas, United States


    Waldo Wade Boyd


    Lela Mae Boyd




    Jesse Wilton Boyd


+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Peyton Lisby Wade





World Events (8)


Age 2

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1894 · Texas Files Lawsuit Against Standard Oil Company

Age 10

Under the direction of Governor Jim Hogg, Texas filed a lawsuit against John D. Rockefeller for violating state monopoly laws. Hogg argued that Standard Oil Company and Water-Piece Oil Company of Missouri were engaged in illegal practices like price fixing, rebates, and consolidation. Rockefeller was indicted, but never tried in a court of law; other employees of his company were convicted as guilty.
1908 · The Bureau of Investigation is formed

Age 24

Known as the National Bureau of Criminal Identification, The Bureau of Investigation helped agencies across the country identify different criminals. President Roosevelt instructed that there be an autonomous investigative service that would report only to the Attorney General.

Name Meaning

1 English: from the Middle English personal name Wade, Old English Wada, from wadan ‘to go’. (Wada was the name of a legendary sea-giant.)2 English: topographic name for someone who lived near a ford, Old English (ge)wæd (of cognate origin to 1), or a habitational name from a place named with this word, as for example Wade in Suffolk.3 Dutch and North German: occupational name or nickname from Middle Dutch, Middle Low German wade ‘garment’, ‘large net’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Martha Boyd in household of George L Boyd, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Mattie Boyd in household of George T Boyd, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Mattie L Boyd in household of George G Boyd, "United States Census, 1930"

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