Orva Edwin Martin

29 January 1916–11 February 2003 (Age 87)
Hopedale, Tazewell, Illinois, United States

The Life of Orva Edwin

When Orva Edwin Martin was born on 29 January 1916, in Hopedale, Tazewell, Illinois, United States, his father, Daniel Andrew Martin, was 28 and his mother, Eva Alice Yoder, was 32. He lived in Boynton, Tazewell, Illinois, United States in 1930. He died on 11 February 2003, in Peoria, Peoria, Illinois, United States, at the age of 87.

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Daniel Andrew Martin
Eva Alice Yoder
Wilbert Martin
Ida Elnora Martin
Elsie Edna Martin
Orva Edwin Martin
Eileen Imojene Martin

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World Events (8)


Age 1

U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.
1925 · Woman's World's Fair

Age 9

The first Woman's World's Fair was held in Chicago in 1925. The idea of the completely women-run fair was to display the progress of ideas, work, and products of twentieth-century women

Age 25

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

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)

  • Orva Martin in household of Dan A Martin, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Orva E Martin in household of Dan Martin, "United States Census, 1930"

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