Martha Jane Holman

Female21 April 1855–14 April 1935

Brief Life History of Martha Jane

When Martha Jane Holman was born on 21 April 1855, in Buchanan, Iowa, United States, her father, Nathaniel Holman, was 44 and her mother, Martha Louella Owens, was 39. She married Ransom Leonard Wright on 10 November 1871, in Buchanan, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Newton Township, Buchanan, Iowa, United States for about 10 years and Cono Township, Buchanan, Iowa, United States in 1900. She died on 14 April 1935, in Buchanan, Iowa, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Circle Grove Cemetery, Quasqueton, Buchanan, Iowa, United States.

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Family Time Line

Ransom Leonard Wright
Martha Jane Holman
Marriage: 10 November 1871
George Henry Wright
Oren Elwood Wright
Jessie Victoria Wright
Mable G Wright

Sources (21)

  • Jane Holeman in household of Nathan Holeman, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Martha Jane Wright, "Iowa, Death Records, 1904-1951"
  • Jane Hollman in household of Nathan Holman, "United States Census, 1860"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    10 November 1871Buchanan, Iowa, United States
  • Children (4)

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    Siblings (14)

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    World Events (8)

    1857 · The State Capital moves to Des Moines

    Age 2

    The Capitol was located in Iowa City until the 1st General Assembly of Iowa recognized that the Capitol should be moved farther west than Iowa City. Land was found two miles from the Des Moines River to start construction of the new building. Today the Capitol building still stands on its original plot.


    Age 8

    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    1876 · The First Worlds Fair in the U.S.

    Age 21

    The First official World's Fair, was held to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia. 37 Countries provided venues for all to see.

    Name Meaning

    English (southern): topographic name for a ‘dweller in a hollow’, from hol + man (Old English holh + mann). Compare Holler and Hole .

    Dutch: habitational name for someone from any of several locations named Hol, from Dutch hol ‘hollow’, or from Middle Dutch hole, heule ‘(low) arched bridge, weir’.

    Dutch: from a pet form, formed with man ‘man’, of the personal name Holle, from an ancient Germanic compound name with the element hold ‘loyalty’, for instance Holdert, Hollebrand, Holger and Holmer. Compare Holleman .

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

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    Story Highlight

    Martha Jane Holman Wright Memorial Information

    Martha Jane Holman was born the daughter of Nathaniel Holman and Martha Louella Owens near Troy Mills, in Buchanan County, Iowa. They are buried in Upper Spring Grove Cemetery north of Troy Mills, in …

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