David James Martin

1884–1955 (Age 71)
New Zealand

The Life of David James

When David James Martin was born in 1884, his father, William Adamson Martin, was 39 and his mother, Elizabeth Barr, was 38. He died in 1955, in New Zealand, at the age of 71.

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Family Time Line

William Adamson Martin
1845–1927
Elizabeth Barr
1846–1889
Margaret Martin
1867–1944
Elizabeth Martin
1870–1905
Elizabeth Martin
1870–
Agnes Martin
1872–
David Martin
1875–1875
Adam Martin
1876–1878
Christina Martin
1878–1951
William Adam Martin
1881–1944
David Martin
1884–1955
David James Martin
1884–1955

Parents and Siblings

    William Adamson Martin

    Male1845–1927Male

    Elizabeth Barr

    Female1846–1889Female

siblings

(10)

    Female1867–1944Female

    Elizabeth Martin

    Female1870–1905Female

    Elizabeth Martin

    Female1870–Female

    Agnes Martin

    Female1872–Female

    David Martin

    Male1875–1875Male

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World Events (7)

1887 · New Zealands's First National Park

Age 3

Tongariro National Park was the sixth national park established in the world and the first in New Zealand. In the center of the park there lies three active volcanic mountains (Ruapehu, Ngauruhoe, and Tongariro). it is home to the famed Tongariro Alpine Crossing day hike and has been recognized as a World Heritage Site for all its natural values.
1893

Age 9

New Zealand becomes world's first country to give women the vote.
1907

Age 23

The country becomes a dominion, or self-governing community, within the British empire.

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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