Martha Jane OConnell

2 August 1878–29 January 1964 (Age 85)
Canton, St. Lawrence, New York, United States

The Life of Martha Jane

When Martha Jane OConnell was born on 2 August 1878, in Canton, St. Lawrence, New York, United States, her father, Michael O Connell, was 41 and her mother, Margaret Oconnel, was 42. She married Leslie Eugene Matthews on 17 March 1902, in Canton, St. Lawrence, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Potsdam, St. Lawrence, New York, United States for about 40 years. She died on 29 January 1964, in Canton, Onondaga, New York, United States, at the age of 85.

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Family Time Line

Leslie Eugene Matthews
Martha Jane OConnell
Marriage: 17 March 1902
Agnes Matthews
Michael Sanford Matthews

Spouse and Children

17 March 1902
Canton, St. Lawrence, New York, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Michael O Connell


    Margaret Oconnel




World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 3

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 4

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.
1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

Age 23

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.

Name Meaning

Irish: Ua Connaill, from ua, grandson, Connaill from conn, of heroes, and aille, of a cliff, meaning descendant of Connell, or grandson of heroes of the cliff

Sources (3)

  • Martha Oconnell in household of Michael Oconnell, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Martha J Oconnel in household of Michael Oconnel, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Martha Mathews in household of Leslie E Mathews, "New York State Census, 1905"

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