Samuel Martin

Brief Life History of Samuel

When Samuel Martin was born on 26 January 1875, in Stambourne, Essex, England, United Kingdom, his father, Isaac Martin, was 31 and his mother, Emily Rawlinson, was 29. He married Clara Ann Ashford on 23 November 1897, in Cape Town, Cape Province, South Africa. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. He died on 23 January 1948, in San Mateo, San Mateo, California, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park, Millcreek, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Samuel Martin
Clara Ann Ashford
Marriage: 23 November 1897
Clara Emily Alice Martin
Mabel Elizabeth Martin
Doris Clara Martin
Samuel Charles Percival Martin
Ethel Lillian Martin
Theodore Rawlingson Martin
Alfred James Martin
Frank Ashford Martin

Sources (56)

  • Samuel Martin, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • Birth Certificate Samuel Martin
  • Samuel Martin, "South Africa, Civil Marriage Records, 1840-1973"

World Events (8)

1876 · The First Worlds Fair in the U.S.

The First official World's Fair, was held to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia. 37 Countries provided venues for all to see.


Britain claims Walvis Bay.

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

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

English, Scottish, Irish, French, Walloon, Breton, Dutch, Flemish, German, Czech, Slovak, Croatian, Italian (Veneto); Spanish (Martín): from a personal name derived from Latin Martinus, itself 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 Christian saint, Martin of Tours, and consequently became extremely popular throughout Europe in the Middle Ages. In North America, the surname Martin has absorbed cognates and derivatives from other languages, e.g. Slovak and Rusyn (from Slovakia) Marcin , Albanian Martini , Polish surnames beginning with Marcin-, and Slovenian patronymics like Martinčič (see Martincic ). Martin is the most frequent surname in France and one of the most frequent surnames in Wallonia.

English: variant of Marton .

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Mártain, ‘descendant of Martin’ (compare 1 above). Otherwise, a shortened form of Gilmartin or McMartin ; sometimes also spelled Martyn.

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

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Samuel Martin - from 1998 Reunion booklet

Samuel was born in the Village of Stambourne, Essex, England on January 26, 1875 being the seventh child of Issac Martin and Emily Rollingson, who were married June 23, 1863. Stambourne is a small vil …

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