Martha Runnels

May 1900–
Arkansas, United States

The Life of Martha

When Martha Runnels was born in May 1900, in Arkansas, United States, her father, Hampton William Runnels, was 35 and her mother, Emma Ann Hester, was 31. She lived in Bear Creek Township, Sevier, Arkansas, United States in 1900 and Justice Precinct 1, Montgomery, Texas, United States for about 10 years.

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Family Time Line

Hampton William Runnels
Emma Ann Hester
Henry Franklin Runnels
Gordon Bennett Runnels
John Hampton Runnels
Mary Delilah Runnels
Martha Runnels
Florance Runnels
Archie D Runnels
Eva Clara Runnels

Parents and Siblings

    Hampton William Runnels


    Emma Ann Hester




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World Events (8)

1901 · Spindletop Oilfield Discovered

Age 1

"Spindletop, located south of Beaumont, becomes the first major oil well to be discovered in Texas. Other fields were discovered in shortly after, which ultimately led to the highly impactful ""oil boom""."
1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

Age 1

President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.

Age 31

The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.

Name Meaning

English (Devon and Cornwall): probably a variant of Rundell .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Martha Runnels in household of Hampton W Runnels, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Marthie Runnels in household of Will Runnels, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Martha Runnels in household of Hampton W Runnels Jr., "United States Census, 1900"

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