Martha Elvira Hager

19 February 1847–15 January 1913 (Age 65)
Boone, West Virginia, United States

The Life Summary of Martha Elvira

When Martha Elvira Hager was born on 19 February 1847, in Boone, West Virginia, United States, her father, Rev Benjamin F. Hager, was 32 and her mother, Elizabeth Margaret Brooks, was 37. She married John Wesley Hager on 29 July 1867, in Hewett, Boone, West Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 daughters. She lived in Boone, Virginia, United States for about 10 years and Washington District, Boone, West Virginia, United States for about 30 years. She died on 15 January 1913, in Charleston, Kanawha, West Virginia, United States, at the age of 65, and was buried in George Hager Cemetery, Hewett, Boone, West Virginia, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Wesley Hager
Martha Elvira Hager
Marriage: 29 July 1867
Eleanor Lena Hager
Martha Josephine Hager
Ellen Hager
Sarah Elizabeth "Lutey" Hager

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    29 July 1867Hewett, Boone, West Virginia, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1861 · The Battle of Manassas
    Age 14
    The Battle of Manassas is also referred to as the First Battle of Bull Run. 35,000 Union troops were headed towards Washington D.C. after 20,000 Confederate forces. The McDowell's Union troops fought with General Beauregard's Confederate troops along a little river called Bull Run. 
    Age 16
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    Age 18
    Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

    Name Meaning

    Dutch and North German: from an ancient Germanic personal name composed of hag ‘hedge, enclosure’ + hari, heri ‘army’.Dutch and North German: from an ancient Germanic personal name, Hadugar, composed of the elements hadu ‘combat, strife’ + gari (from garwa) ‘ready, eager’ or gari ‘spear’.German (also Häger): topographic name for someone who lived by a hedged or fenced enclosure, Middle High German hac. Compare Hoge .

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

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    Sources (22)

    • Martha E Epling in household of W W W*, "United States Census, 1900"
    • M E Hager, "West Virginia Marriages, 1780-1970"
    • Elvira Hager in household of Robert Hager, "United States Census, 1870"

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