William Martin

about 1867–1977 (Age 110)
Tennessee, United States

The Life of William

When William Martin was born about 1867, in Tennessee, United States, his father, Sampson S. Martin Jr., was 19 and his mother, Nancy Bybee, was 22. He lived in Civil District 15, Warren, Tennessee, United States for about 10 years. He died in 1977, at the age of 110.

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Family Time Line

Sampson S. Martin Jr.
1848–1919
Nancy Bybee
1845–
William Martin
1867–1977
Mary Elizabeth Martin
1867–1951
Sarah Sallie Docie Martin
1870–1926
Roxanna Roxie Martin
1874–1944
James Knox Martin
1876–1963

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World Events (8)

1867 · Sorry Mr. President, You can't do that.

Age 0

This Act was to restrict the power of the President removing certain office holders without approval of the Senate. It denies the President the power to remove any executive officer who had been appointed by the president with the advice and consent of the Senate, unless the Senate approved the removal during the next full session of Congress. The Amendment was later repealed.
1878 · Yellow Fever Epidemic

Age 11

When a man that had escaped a quarantined steamboat with yellow fever went to a restaurant he infected Kate Bionda the owner. This was the start of the yellow fever epidemic in Memphis, Tennessee. By the end of the epidemic 5,200 of the residence would die.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 29

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

Name Meaning

1 English, Scottish, Irish, French, Dutch, German, Czech, Slovak, Spanish (Martín), Italian (Venice), etc.: from a personal name (Latin Martinus, 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 saint, Martin of Tours, and consequently became extremely popular throughout Europe in the Middle Ages. As a North American surname, this form has absorbed many cognates from other European forms.2 English: habitational name from any of several places so called, principally in Hampshire, Lincolnshire, and Worcestershire, named in Old English as ‘settlement by a lake’ (from mere or mær ‘pool’, ‘lake’ + tūn ‘settlement’) or as ‘settlement by a boundary’ (from (ge)mære ‘boundary’ + tūn ‘settlement’). The place name has been charged from Marton under the influence of the personal name Martin.

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

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Sources (3)

  • William Martin in household of Simpson Martin, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Wm Martin in household of S S Martin, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Legacy NFS Source: william martin - Published information: birth-name: william martin

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