Merry E Marton

Brief Life History of Merry E

When Merry E Marton was born in December 1892, in Missouri, United States, her father, James William Martin, was 36 and her mother, Elmira Jane Cross, was 26. She lived in Knight Prairie Township, Hamilton, Illinois, United States in 1900 and Lincoln, Logan, Illinois, United States in 1910.

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James William Martin
Elmira Jane Cross
Noah Allen Martin
Otto William Martin
Merry E Marton
Alvie Regnal Martin
Irma Jane Martin
Nona Mae Martin
Lucille Velma Martin
Marguerite C Martin
Elizabeth Martin

Sources (2)

  • Mary E Martin in household of James W Martin, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Merry E Marton in household of James W Marton, "United States Census, 1900"

World Events (8)

1893 · The World's Columbian Exposition

Also known as the Chicago World's Fair, The Exposition was held to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the arrival of Christopher Columbus in the New World. The centerpiece of the Fair was a large water pool that represented Columbus's voyage across the Atlantic to the Americas. The Fair had a profound effect on new architecture designs, sanitation advancement, and the arts. The Fairgrounds were given the nickname the White City due to its lavish paint and materials used to constuct it. Over 27 million people attended the fair during its six-month of operation. Among many of the invetions exhibited there was the first Ferris wheel built to rival the Eiffel Tower in France.

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.

1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

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

Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: Hungarian Laszlo, Antal, Arpad, Geza, Andras, Bela, Denes, Endre, Gaza, Imre, Istvan, Janos.

English: habitational name from any of several places so called, principally in Lincolnshire, Warwickshire, and North Yorkshire, 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’). Compare Martin 2.

Hungarian (Márton): from the personal name Márton (see Martin 1). This surname is also found in Romania; see also 3 below.

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

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