Thomas Jesse Martin

3 April 1890–8 December 1964 (Age 74)
Ennis, Ellis, Texas, United States

The Life of Thomas Jesse

When Thomas Jesse Martin was born on 3 April 1890, in Ennis, Ellis, Texas, United States, his father, Richard Marion Martin, was 22 and his mother, Margaret Elizabeth Tabitha Garvin, was 32. He married Claudia Magnolia Horton on 21 June 1908, in Navarro, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Ellis, Texas, United States in 1890 and Corsicana, Navarro, Texas, United States in 1910. He died on 8 December 1964, at the age of 74, and was buried in Lake Dallas, Denton, Texas, United States.

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Thomas Jesse Martin
Claudia Magnolia Horton
Marriage: 21 June 1908
Katie Altha Martin
Vernon Martin
Richard Marion Martin II
Milton Jesse Martin Sr.

Spouse and Children

21 June 1908
Navarro, Texas, United States


    Katie Altha Martin


    Richard Marion Martin II



    Vernon Martin


Parents and Siblings


    Margaret Elizabeth Tabitha Garvin





    Luther Martin


    Maude Martin


World Events (8)

1894 · Texas Files Lawsuit Against Standard Oil Company

Age 4

Under the direction of Governor Jim Hogg, Texas filed a lawsuit against John D. Rockefeller for violating state monopoly laws. Hogg argued that Standard Oil Company and Water-Piece Oil Company of Missouri were engaged in illegal practices like price fixing, rebates, and consolidation. Rockefeller was indicted, but never tried in a court of law; other employees of his company were convicted as guilty.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 6

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.
1910 · The BSA is Made

Age 20

Being modeled after the Boy Scout Association in England, The Boy Scouts of America is a program for young teens to learn traits, life and social skills, and many other things to remind the public about the general act of service and kindness to others.

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)

  • Jessie Martins, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Jessie Martin in entry for Martin, "Texas Birth Certificates, 1903-1935"
  • Jessie Martin in entry for Martin, "Texas Birth Certificates, 1903-1935"

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