Martha Catherine Metz

9 January 1876–17 May 1942 (Age 66)
Big Springs, Calhoun, West Virginia, United States

The Life of Martha Catherine

When Martha Catherine Metz was born on 9 January 1876, in Big Springs, Calhoun, West Virginia, United States, her father, Daniel Metz, was 31 and her mother, Perdilla Welch, was 27. She married William Calvin Wilson Jr. on 3 July 1898, in Calhoun, West Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Center District, Gilmer, West Virginia, United States in 1930 and Center District, Calhoun, West Virginia, United States for about 5 years. She died on 17 May 1942, in Calhoun, West Virginia, United States, at the age of 66, and was buried in Nobe Cemetery, Nobe, Calhoun, West Virginia, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Calvin Wilson Jr.
Martha Catherine Metz
Marriage: 3 July 1898
Audra Lee Wilson
Hester Viola Wilson
Bert Wilson
Tausa Gay Wilson
Crystal Marie Wilson
Harold Wilson
Lily Abigail Wilson

Spouse and Children

3 July 1898
Calhoun, West Virginia, United States



    Hester Viola Wilson


    Bert Wilson


    Tausa Gay Wilson



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+6 More Children

World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 5

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 6

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 20

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.

Name Meaning

1 German: from a short form of the female personal name Mechthild, composed of Germanic maht ‘might’, ‘strength’ + hild ‘strife’, ‘battle’.2 German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): habitational name from Metz in Lorraine, which took its name from a Gaulish tribe, the Mediomatrici; in the name of the place this became abbreviated to Mettis, hence the modern name.3 German: from Mätz, a short form of the personal name Matthias ( see Matthew ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Martha Wilson in household of Col* Wilson, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Martha Wilson in household of Colbert Wilson, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Martha Wilson in household of William C Wilson, "United States Census, 1940"

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