Martha Irene Held

Female21 November 1902–29 March 1999

Brief Life History of Martha Irene

When Martha Irene Held was born on 21 November 1902, in Loganton, Clinton, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Harper Moyer Held, was 34 and her mother, Henrietta Christina "Etta" Karstetter, was 22. She married Earl C. Oldfield on 22 February 1929, in Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in South Williamsport, Lycoming, Pennsylvania, United States in 1910 and Guilford, Chenango, New York, United States in 1940. She died on 29 March 1999, in Wilmington, New Hanover, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 96.

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Earl C. Oldfield
Martha Irene Held
Marriage: 22 February 1929
Norman James Oldfield

Sources (4)

  • Irine M Oldfield in household of Earl Oldfield, "United States Census, 1940"
  • M I Held in entry for Norman J Oldfield, "United States, Social Security Numerical Identification Files (NUMIDENT), 1936-2007"
  • Irine M Oldfield in household of Earl Oldfield, "United States Census, 1940"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    22 February 1929Pennsylvania, United States
  • Children (1)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (5)

    World Events (8)

    1903 · Department of Commerce and Labor

    Age 1

    A short-lived Cabinet department which was concerned with controlling the excesses of big business. Later being split and the Secretary of Commerce and Labor splitting into two separate positions.

    1905 · The Movie Theater

    Age 3

    The world’s first movie theater was located in Pittsburgh. It was referred to as a nickelodeon as at the time it only cost 5 cents to get in. 


    Age 27

    13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

    Name Meaning

    German, Dutch, and Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname from Middle High German, Middle Dutch, Yiddish held ‘hero’. As a Jewish name, it is often artificial.

    German and Dutch: from a short form of any of the ancient Germanic personal names formed with hild ‘strife’ as the first element.

    English: variant of Heald .

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

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