Lida Martyn

28 November 1894–14 October 1989 (Age 94)
Lowell, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Lida

When Lida Martyn was born on 28 November 1894, in Lowell, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Henry H. Martyn, was 41 and her mother, Laura Etta Frances Crockett, was 37. She married Norman S Smith SR on 26 May 1920, in Lowell, Penobscot, Maine, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons. She lived in Staten Island, New York City, New York, United States in 1935 and Chelmsford, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States in 1940. She died on 14 October 1989, at the age of 94, and was buried in Chelmsford, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

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Family Time Line

Norman S Smith SR
Lida Martyn
Marriage: 26 May 1920
Norman Stanley Smith JR
John A Smith
Robert Smith

Spouse and Children

26 May 1920
Lowell, Penobscot, Maine, United States



    John A Smith


    Robert Smith


Parents and Siblings

    Henry H. Martyn


    Laura Etta Frances Crockett





    Daisey Martyn


    Delia Martyn


    John H. Martyn



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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 2

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.
1913 · The Woolworth Building Opens as the Tallest Building in the World

Age 19

At 792 feet above Broadway, the Woolworth Building became the tallest building in the world and held the record for 17 years. The Woolworth Building was overshadowed by the Chrysler Building at 1,046 feet in 1930 and the Empire State Building at 1,454 feet in 1931. Retailer and mogul Frank W. Woolworth commissioned the Woolworth Building in 1910 with the intent of his namesake building to be the tallest in the world. The 13 million dollar project was financed in cash by Woolworth which allowed him freedoms in the design and construction of the ornate, gothic building. An opening ceremony was held on April 24, 1913 at which President Woodrow Wilson pressed a button from the White House and lit the historic building in New York City.
1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

Age 25

The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.

Name Meaning

1 English and Dutch: variant spelling of Martin 1.2 Ukrainian: from the personal name Martyn ( see Martin ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Lida Smith in household of Norman Smith, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Lydia Smith in household of Norman S Smith, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Lida Martin, "United States Census, 1920"

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