Ethel Rhoda Martin

26 April 1895–23 March 1964 (Age 68)
South Carolina, United States

The Life of Ethel Rhoda

When Ethel Rhoda Martin was born on 26 April 1895, in South Carolina, United States, her father, Zenuth Lafayette Martin, was 35 and her mother, Nancy Priscilla Bishop, was 28. She had at least 1 son with Clingdom Bobo Horton. She lived in Spartanburg, Spartanburg, South Carolina, United States in 1900 and Campobello, Spartanburg, South Carolina, United States in 1910. She died on 23 March 1964, in Shelby, Cleveland, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in Earl, Cleveland, North Carolina, United States.

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Clingdom Bobo Horton
Ethel Rhoda Martin
Clyde Furman Horton

Spouse and Children



    Clyde Furman Horton


Parents and Siblings

    Zenuth Lafayette Martin


    Nancy Priscilla Bishop




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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 1

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.
1897 · First Bill for Women Suffrage

Age 2

In 1897, Senator J.L. Hyatt introduced the woman suffrage bill in North Carolina. The bill did not make it past the committee.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 21

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

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 (3)

  • Ethel R Martin in household of Ben Martin, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Rhoda E Martin in household of Zenus L Martin, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Ethel Martin Horton, "Find A Grave Index"

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