Martha R. Colbert

28 January 1834–6 November 1917 (Age 83)
Harrison Township, Daviess, Indiana, United States

The Life of Martha R.

When Martha R. Colbert was born on 28 January 1834, in Harrison Township, Daviess, Indiana, United States, her father, Toliver Colbert, was 45 and her mother, Sarah Miller, was 37. She married Benjamin Watis Steen on 5 January 1855, in Daviess, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Washington, Daviess, Indiana, United States in 1910. She died on 6 November 1917, at the age of 83.

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Martha R. Colbert
Oliver Byron Steen
Luella Steen

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    Oliver Byron Steen


    Luella Steen


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    Sarah Miller




World Events (8)

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 2

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

Age 7

Historical Information 1841: Daviess, Indiana, United States
1856 · The Town of Santa Claus

Age 22

The town of Santa Fe was denied their application for a United States Postal Service as a town of Santa Fe, Indiana, was already established. Several meetings were held and the name was changed to Santa Claus, Indiana. The United States Postal Service granted their application. Due to the name, the post office in Santa Claus continues to receive thousands of letters to Santa Claus from children around the world each December.

Name Meaning

French (Normandy) and English: from a Germanic personal name composed of the elements kol- (akin to Old Norse kollir ‘helmet’) + berht ‘bright’, ‘famous’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Martha R Steen in household of Benjamin Steen, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Martha R Steen in household of Benjamin W Steen, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Martha R Colbert in entry for Oliver B Steen, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"

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