Martha Alice Marie Welsh

21 December 1903–25 November 1996 (Age 92)
Graham, Johnson, Iowa, United States

The Life of Martha Alice Marie

When Martha Alice Marie Welsh was born on 21 December 1903, in Graham, Johnson, Iowa, United States, her father, George William Welsh, was 31 and her mother, Alice Melinda Cook, was 24. She married William Henry Diercksen on 22 February 1922, in Ryan, Delaware, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Manchester, Delaware, Iowa, United States in 1935 and Supervisorial District 1, Maricopa, Arizona, United States in 1940. She died on 25 November 1996, in Maricopa, Arizona, United States, at the age of 92.

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Family Time Line

William Henry Diercksen
Martha Alice Marie Welsh
Marriage: 22 February 1922
Leonard Lawrence Diercksen

Spouse and Children

22 February 1922
Ryan, Delaware, Iowa, United States


Parents and Siblings

    George William Welsh





    Leona Blanche Welsh


    Jessie L Welsh


    Norman T Welsh



World Events (8)


Age 1

St. Louis, Missouri, United States hosts Summer Olympic Games.
1913 · The Completion of the Keokuk Dam

Age 10

The Keokuk Dam was completed in 1913 and began to power the surrounding area. It was the largest single capacity powerhouse in the world at the time. After World War II, the powerhouse was modernized and all the units were converted in 2002. It remains the largest privately owned and operated dam on the Mississippi River.

Age 26

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

Name Meaning

1 Scottish and English: ethnic name for someone from Wales or a speaker of the Welsh language. Compare Walsh and Wallace .2 Irish: variant of Walsh .3 Americanized spelling of German Welsch .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Martha Welsh in household of George W Welsh, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Martha A Welsh in household of George W Welsh, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Martha Diercksen in household of Elvira Wacks, "United States Census, 1940"

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