William John Martin

1889–1971 (Age 82)
Bonavista, Newfoundland

The Life Summary of William John

When William John Martin was born in 1889, in Bonavista, Newfoundland, his father, Arthur Martin, was 27 and his mother, Annie Randall, was 24. He married Viola Christine Foster on 8 August 1917, in Beverly, Essex, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Beverly, Essex, Massachusetts, United States for about 20 years. He died in 1971, in Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 82.

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Family Time Line

William John Martin
1889–1971
Viola Christine Foster
1894–1957
Marriage: 8 August 1917
Barbara Christine Martin
1918–1987
Louise Irene Martin
1919–2013
Pearl Bessie Martin
1921–2009
Wiliam John Martin Jr.
1923–2014
Mary J Martin
1925–
Warren Arthur Martin
1926–1970
Reginald Foster Martin
1929–1977

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    8 August 1917Beverly, Essex, Massachusetts, United States
  • Children

    (7)

    +2 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (6)

    +1 More Child

    World Events (8)

    1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act
    Age 1
    This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
    1901 · St Nicholas Orthodox Church and Rectory
    Age 12
    St. Nicholas Orthodox church and rectory was built in 1908. It is a wood framed building with a cross shaped spire, built for immigrants from Eastern Europe. It would years later that the rectory was built on it
    1911 · Bonavista
    Age 22
    BONAVISTA, a post, money order, telegraph, port of entry, fishing, farming and chief town in Bonavista district, nearest railway station, Clode Sound, 50 miles, thence by rail to St. John’s, 154 miles. Express and banks St. John’s. Coastal mail steamer with mails fortnightly from St. John’s during summer, 107 miles. Fares $5.50 and $2.80. Winter mails twice a week by rail and courier. Contains 13 stores, 5 boarding houses, 3 halls, 1 court house and gaol, 7 churches, several schools and a lighthouse. This is one of the oldest settlements on the island. Population 3,600.

    Name Meaning

    1 English, Scottish, Irish, French, Dutch, German, Czech, Slovak, Spanish (Martín), Italian (Venice), etc.: from a personal name (Latin Martinus, a derivative of Mars, genitive Martis, the Roman god of fertility and war, whose name may derive ultimately from a root mar ‘gleam’). This was borne by a famous 4th-century saint, Martin of Tours, and consequently became extremely popular throughout Europe in the Middle Ages. As a North American surname, this form has absorbed many cognates from other European forms.2 English: habitational name from any of several places so called, principally in Hampshire, Lincolnshire, and Worcestershire, named in Old English as ‘settlement by a lake’ (from mere or mær ‘pool’, ‘lake’ + tūn ‘settlement’) or as ‘settlement by a boundary’ (from (ge)mære ‘boundary’ + tūn ‘settlement’). The place name has been charged from Marton under the influence of the personal name Martin.

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

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    Sources (13)

    • William J Martin, "United States Census, 1920"
    • William Martin, "United States Census, 1940"
    • William J Martin, "United States Census, 1930"

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