Lawrence Luther Martin

8 June 1881–3 December 1961 (Age 80)
Delano, Wright, Minnesota, United States

The Life of Lawrence Luther

When Lawrence Luther Martin was born on 8 June 1881, in Delano, Wright, Minnesota, United States, his father, William J Martin, was 34 and his mother, Mary E. Wilber Torrey, was 31. He married Tena Mae Taylor on 2 February 1904, in Staples, Todd, Minnesota, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in East Grand Forks, Polk, Minnesota, United States for about 10 years and Staples, Todd, Minnesota, United States for about 10 years. He died on 3 December 1961, in Ramsey, Minnesota, United States, at the age of 80.

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Family Time Line

Lawrence Luther Martin
Tena Mae Taylor
Marriage: 2 February 1904
Ralph Loyd Martin
Ruth E. Martin
Luvean D Martin
Beatrice Luella Martin
Lynn Leonard Martin

Spouse and Children

2 February 1904
Staples, Todd, Minnesota, United States




    Luvean D Martin


    Beatrice Luella Martin


    Lynn Leonard Martin


Parents and Siblings


    Mary E. Wilber Torrey




    Alvia Martin



    Josephine Martin


World Events (8)

1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 1

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.
1884 · Iron Mining starts in Minnesota

Age 3

After discovering iron ore in the Vermilion Range in North-East of Minnesota, iron mining companies began to come to the area and caused an economic boom to the area of Duluth and to the state as a whole.
1902 · So Much Farm Land

Age 21

A law that funded many irrigation and agricultural projects in the western states.

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)

  • Lawerence Martin, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Laurance L Martin, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Lawrence L Martin, "United States Census, 1920"

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