Martha Elmer

2 August 1844–8 August 1904 (Age 60)
McDonough, Illinois, United States

The Life Summary of Martha

When Martha Elmer was born on 2 August 1844, in McDonough, Illinois, United States, her father, Cleon Elmer, was 42 and her mother, Emily Clark, was 35. She married Eli Randall on 6 December 1861, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 8 daughters. She lived in Nephi, Juab, Utah, United States for about 20 years and Green River, Emery, Utah, United States in 1900. She died on 8 August 1904, in Woodside, Emery, Utah, United States, at the age of 60, and was buried in Woodside, Emery, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Eli Randall
Martha Elmer
Marriage: 6 December 1861
Sarah Ellen Randall
Emily Elinora Randall
Mary Amelia Randall
James Edward Randall
Harriet Eliza Randall
George Eli Randall
Phoebe Jeanette Randall
Charles Frederick Randall
Lettice May Randall
Cleon Elmer Randall
Florence Estella Randall
Francis Marion "Frank" Randall
William Elliot Randall
Muriel Randall

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    6 December 1861Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 2
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    1848 · Chicago Board of Trade is organized
    Age 4
    Starting as a voluntary association to help buyers and sellers meet to negotiate and make contracts. The Chicago Board of Trade is one of the oldest futures and options exchanges in the world and it is open 22 hours per day to stay competitive.
    1861 · Simple life to Soldiers
    Age 17
    Illinois contributed 250,000 soldiers to the Union Army, ranking it fourth in terms of the total men fighting for a single state. Troops mainly fought in the Western side of the Appalachian Mountains, but a few regiments played important roles in the East side. Several thousand Illinoisians died during the war. No major battles were fought in the state, although several towns became sites for important supply depots and navy yards. Not everyone in the state supported the war and there were calls for secession in Southern Illinois several residents. However, the movement for secession soon died after the proposal was blocked.

    Name Meaning

    English: variant of Elmore .English: habitational name from Elmer in Middleton (Sussex), probably named with Old English ǣl ‘eel’ + mere ‘pool’.German: topographic name for someone living near elm trees, from Middle High German elm ‘elm tree’.

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

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    Sources (23)

    • Mary Carlyle in entry for Emily E Snow, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • Martha Randall in household of Eli Randall, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Martha Elmer in entry for Geo L Asher and May Randall, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"

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