William Allen McMartin

Brief Life History of William Allen

When William Allen McMartin was born on 23 July 1895, in Brussels, Huron, Canada West, British Colonial America, his father, Robert McMartin, was 27 and his mother, Rebecca McMinn, was 30. He married Catherine Boyes Halliday on 20 June 1936, in Hensall, Huron, Ontario, Canada. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Huron, Ontario, Canada for about 10 years and Royal Oak, Royal Oak, Oakland, Michigan, United States for about 1 years. He died on 20 May 1977, in Southfield, Oakland, Michigan, United States, at the age of 81.

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William Allen McMartin
Catherine Boyes Halliday
Marriage: 20 June 1936
Esther Elizabeth McMartin
Robert Allan McMartin

Sources (8)

  • William Mcmartin in household of Robert Mcmartin, "Canada Census, 1901"
  • William Allen Mcmartin, "Canada, Ontario Births, 1869-1912"
  • William A McMartin, "Michigan Death Index, 1971-1996"

World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

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.

1897 · Beginnings of Kmart

Detroit was the home of the second dime and nickel stores that S. S. Kresge owned. After two years with John McCrory, his partner, he traded his share in the Memphis store, plus $3,000, for full ownership of the Detroit store and formed the Kresge & Wilson Company with his brother-in-law, Charles J. Wilson. In 1962, the S. S. Kresge Company would rebrand and change their name to Kmart.


U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.

Name Meaning

Scottish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Mairtin ‘son of Martin’. Compare Gilmartin .

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

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