Martha Rouse

1897–1988 (Age 90)
Jefferson, Alabama, United States

The Life of Martha Rouse

When Martha Rouse was born on 10 October 1897, in Jefferson, Alabama, United States, her father, William Monroe Rouse, was 50 and her mother, Artilda Alice Fortner, was 40. She married Dotson Cornelius Creel on 1 August 1915, in Jefferson, Alabama, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. She lived in Election Precinct 17, Jefferson, Alabama, United States in 1900 and Election Precinct 9, Jefferson, Alabama, United States in 1940. She died on 20 August 1988, in Birmingham, Jefferson, Alabama, United States, at the age of 90, and was buried in Birmingham, Jefferson, Alabama, United States.

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Family Time Line

Martha Rouse
Dotson Cornelius Creel
Marriage: 1 August 1915
Othella Maclin Creel
Laura Elease Creel
Fred Brentson Creel

Spouse & Children

1 August 1915
Jefferson, Alabama, United States


  • Othella Maclin Creel


  • Laura Elease Creel


  • Fred Brentson Creel


Parents & Siblings

  • William Monroe Rouse


  • Artilda Alice Fortner




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World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 1

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1912 · Alabama Equal Suffrage Association Formed

Age 15

The Alabama Equal Suffrage Association was founded in Birmingham to fight for the voting rights of white women.
1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 26

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.

Name Meaning

The Greek version of this name may come from a Syriac word signifying "lady" (domina). Nicknames are Matty and Patty.

Sources (3)

  • Martha Creel in household of Dodson C Creel, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Martha Creel in household of Dotson C Creel, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Martha Rouse in household of William Rouse, "United States Census, 1900"

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