John Chester Martin

30 November 1902–May 1980 (Age 77)
Texas, United States

The Life of John Chester

When John Chester Martin was born on 30 November 1902, in Texas, United States, his father, John William Martin, was 32 and his mother, Mildred Virginia Tull, was 29. He lived in Houston, Harris, Texas, United States in 1940. He died in May 1980, in Trinity, Texas, United States, at the age of 77.

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Family Time Line

John William Martin
1870–1959
Mildred Virginia Tull
1873–1963
Alma Eugenia Martin
1891–1968
William Albert Martin
1892–1959
Zona Theda Martin
1894–1971
Walter Higdon Martin
1895–1987
Andrew Buell Martin
1899–
Oscar Hude Martin
1900–1960
John Chester Martin
1902–1980
Lonie Martin
1908–1997

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World Events (8)

1903 · Department of Commerce and Labor

Age 1

A short-lived Cabinet department which was concerned with controlling the excesses of big business. Later being split and the Secretary of Commerce and Labor splitting into two separate positions.
1905 · Construction of the Praetorian Building

Age 3

Texas completed the construction of the Praetorian Building (Stone Plane Tower) in 1909. It was the first skyscraper in Texas and the Southwestern United States. The building had 15 stories and was 190 ft tall.
1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 21

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.

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 (2)

  • John Chester Martin, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Legacy NFS Source: John Chester Martin - Government record: Census record: birth-name: John Chester Martin

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