Edith Helen Martin

3 March 1917–26 February 2010 (Age 93)
Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States

The Life of Edith Helen

When Edith Helen Martin was born on 3 March 1917, in Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States, her father, Frank Stover Martin, was 28 and her mother, Isabella M Gilchrist, was 22. She married Ralph Benton Annis on 7 June 1937, in Elkhart, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Atlas Township, Genesee, Michigan, United States in 1940 and Valdese, Burke, North Carolina, United States in 2010. She died on 26 February 2010, in North Carolina, United States, at the age of 92, and was buried in Linden, Genesee, Michigan, United States.

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Family Time Line

Ralph Benton Annis
Edith Helen Martin
Marriage: 7 June 1937
Edward B Annis

Spouse and Children

7 June 1937
Elkhart, Indiana, United States


    Edward B Annis


Parents and Siblings

    Frank Stover Martin


    Isabella M Gilchrist





    Robert Theodore Martin


    William George Martin


World Events (8)

1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

Age 1

To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.
1918 · Fort Bragg Established

Age 1

Named after Confederate General Braxton Bragg, Fort Bragg in Fayetteville, North Carolina was established on September 4, 1918. It was used as one of three training camps used during WWI.
1942 · The Japanese American internment

Age 25

Caused by the tensions between the United States and the Empire of Japan, the internment of Japanese Americans caused many to be forced out of their homes and forcibly relocated into concentration camps in the western states. More than 110,000 Japanese Americans were forced into these camps in fear that some of them were spies for Japan.

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)

  • Edith Martin in household of Frank S Martin, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Edith Annis in household of Frank Martin, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Edith H Martin in household of Frank S Martin, "United States Census, 1930"

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