Martha Messersmith

18 July 1919–
Gaston, Washington Township, Delaware, Indiana, United States

The Life of Martha

When Martha Messersmith was born on 18 July 1919, in Gaston, Washington Township, Delaware, Indiana, United States, her father, Hiram Alexander Messersmith, was 27 and her mother, Cordie Hazel Lawrence, was 22. She married Lyman Coy in Muncie, Delaware, Indiana, United States. She lived in Umatilla, Lake, Florida, United States in 1998.

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Lyman Coy
Martha Messersmith

Spouse and Children

Muncie, Delaware, Indiana, United States

Parents and Siblings





    Martha Messersmith


    Marcille Messersmith


    Gordon Lee Messersmith


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World Events (8)


Age 1

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.
1941 · Florida Involvement in World War II

Age 22

Similar to the first World War, Florida's location and temperature served as an ideal location for military training; in fact, Florida would end up having 172 military installations. As a result of World War II growth, Camp Blanding became the fourth largest city in Florida, capable of housing over 55,000 soldiers. Many Floridians sacrificed their lives among other Americans to win the war; it's estimated that about 3,000 U.S. deaths were from Floridian troops.

Age 31

United States military forces play a leading role against North Korean and Chinese troops in Korean War.

Name Meaning

Part-translation of German Messerschmidt .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Martha Messersmith in household of Hiram Messersmith, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Martha Messersmith in household of Hiram Messersmith, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Margaret Moon in entry for Leonard A Or Barney Messersmith, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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