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.
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 .
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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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