Leona E Martin

29 March 1913–15 July 1985 (Age 72)
Louisville, Jefferson, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Leona E

When Leona E Martin was born on 29 March 1913, in Louisville, Jefferson, Kentucky, United States, her father, Machin Martin, was 23 and her mother, Alice Wells, was 23. She married Winifred Raymond Polsgrove on 28 April 1931, in Clark, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Cincinnati, Hamilton, Ohio, United States in 1940. She died on 15 July 1985, in Louisville, Jefferson, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Lynnview, Jefferson, Kentucky, United States.

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Winifred Raymond Polsgrove
Leona E Martin
Marriage: 28 April 1931
Donald R Polsgrove

Spouse and Children

28 April 1931
Clark, Indiana, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Machin Martin


    Alice Wells




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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)

  • Leona E Polsgrove in household of W Raymond Polsgrove, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Leona Martin, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"
  • Leona Martin, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"

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