Martha Clara Hertzell

Brief Life History of Martha Clara

When Martha Clara Hertzell was born on 7 October 1874, in Martin, Indiana, United States, her father, Joshua S Hertzell, was 36 and her mother, Isabelle Schooley, was 20. She married Hiram Manford Dukes Sr. on 29 October 1893, in Chanute, Neosho, Kansas, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons. She lived in United States in 1949 and Union, Humboldt, California, United States in 1950. She died on 23 May 1964, in Stearns, McCreary, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 89.

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Family Time Line

Hiram Manford Dukes Sr.
1872–1950
Martha Clara Hertzell
1874–1964
Marriage: 29 October 1893
Charles Dukes
1892–1893
Hiram Manford Dukes Jr.
1899–1990
James Frederick Dukes
1901–1990
Charles Edward Dukes
1906–1997

Sources (17)

  • Martha Hertzell, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Clara Hertzell, "Kansas County Marriages, 1855-1911"
  • Martha Clara Dukes, "Kentucky Death Records, 1911-1965"

World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

1891 · Angel Island Serves as Quarantine Station

Angel Island served as a quarantine station for those diagnosed with bubonic plague beginning in 1891. A quarantine station was built on the island which was funded by the federal government at the cost of $98,000. The disease spread to port cities around the world, including the San Francisco Bay Area, during the third bubonic plague pandemic, which lasted through 1909.

1898 · War with the Spanish

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

Name Meaning

Americanized form of (Swiss) German Hirtzel or Hirzel (via the intermediate form Hertzel 2). Compare Hartsell and Hartzel .

Americanized form of German and Jewish (Ashkenazic) (Askenazic) Herzel or Hertzel 1 and 3.

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

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