Martha Emily McWhorter

20 June 1893–20 June 1970 (Age 77)
Atlanta, Fulton, Georgia, United States

The Life of Martha Emily

When Martha Emily McWhorter was born on 20 June 1893, in Atlanta, Fulton, Georgia, United States, her father, Franics Lauren McWhorter, was 35 and her mother, Sarah Taylor Colclough, was 31. She married James Lewis Freeman Sr on 18 November 1914, in Oglethorpe, Georgia, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. She died on 20 June 1970, in Fulton, Georgia, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Atlanta, Fulton, Georgia, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Lewis Freeman Sr
Martha Emily McWhorter
Marriage: 18 November 1914
James L Freeman Jr.
Martha Emily Freeman
Louis Mc N Freeman
Hugh T Freeman
Sara Ann Freeman

Spouse and Children

18 November 1914
Oglethorpe, Georgia, United States


Parents and Siblings



    Thomas Colclough McWhorter


    Joseph McWhorter



    Robert Colclough



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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 3

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1906 · The Atlanta Race Riot

Age 13

The Atlanta Race Riot of 1906 occurred on the evening of September 22 through September 24. A newspaper reported the rapes of four white women by African American men. Fueled by pre-existing racial tensions, these reports enraged white men who then arranged gangs to attack African American men. Over the next few days, several thousand white men joined in and in the end, 26 people were killed and many were injured.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 23

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

Name Meaning

Variant of Scottish and northern Irish McWhirter .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Martha E Freeman in household of James L Freeman, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Martha E Freeman in household of James L Freeman Sr., "United States Census, 1930"
  • Martha Mcwhorter in household of Jane Mcwhorter, "United States Census, 1910"

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