Thomas Bethel Martin

26 May 1858–11 January 1928 (Age 69)
Chateaugay, Chateaugay, Franklin, New York, United States

The Life of Thomas Bethel

When Thomas Bethel Martin was born on 26 May 1858, in Chateaugay, Chateaugay, Franklin, New York, United States, his father, Timothy H. Martin, was 36 and his mother, Victoria Patnaude, was 34. He married Mary Ann Ryan Roy on 18 January 1879. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He died on 11 January 1928, in Providence, Rhode Island, United States, at the age of 69.

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Thomas Bethel Martin
Mary Ann Ryan Roy
Marriage: 18 January 1879
Luella Victoria Loretta Martin

Spouse and Children

18 January 1879
St James, Manville, Rhode Island, USA


Parents and Siblings

    Timothy H. Martin


    Victoria Patnaude




    Timothy H. Martin


    Mary Bell Martin


    Charles B. Martin


    Philomene Martin


    Samuel Martin


+6 More Children

World Events (8)

1862 · US Naval Academy

Age 4

The US Naval Academy was moved to Newport, Rhode Island from its original in Annapolis, Maryland on May 9, 1862.

Age 5

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 23

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

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)

  • Thos Martin in household of Timothy H Martin, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Thomas Martin, "Rhode Island Deaths and Burials, 1802-1950"
  • Thomas Martin in entry for Luella Loiselle, "Rhode Island Deaths and Burials, 1802-1950"

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