Martha Wilson

Brief Life History of Martha

Martha Wilson was born in 1875, in Indian Territory, United States as the daughter of Lola Wilson and Louisa Burgess. She had at least 2 sons and 1 daughter with Dick Letka. She died on 15 October 1926, at the age of 51, and was buried in Broken Arrow, Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States.

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Family Time Line

Dick Letka
1872–1919
Martha Wilson
1875–1926
Lucy Litka
1897–
John Richard Litka
1900–1936
Newman Litka
1902–1969

Sources (2)

  • Martha Parnoskey, "BillionGraves Index"
  • Martha Parnoskey, "Find A Grave Index"

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World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

1875 · A New Civil Rights Act

During the response to civil rights violations to African Americans, the bill was passed giving African Americans equal treatment in public accommodations, public transportation, and to prohibit exclusion from jury duty. While many in the public opposed this law, the African Americans greatly favored it.

1889

The Oklahoma Land Run on April 22, 1889, was the first land rush, or land opened for settlement on a first-come basis, opened to the Unassigned Lands. The land rush lured approximately 50,000 people, saddled with their fastest horses, looking to claim their piece of the newly available two million acres. The requirements included the settler to live and improve on their 160 acres for five years in order to receive the title. Choice land tempted people to hide out and get an early lead on their claim. These people became known as “sooners.” It is estimated that eleven thousand homesteads were claimed. Oklahoma Historical Society - Land Run of 1889

Name Meaning

English: from the Middle English personal name Will + patronymic -son ‘son of Will’. Will was a very common medieval short form of William . This surname is also very common among African Americans.

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

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