Martha Jane Buis

2 November 1857–3 May 1945 (Age 87)
Savannah, Andrew, Missouri, United States

The Life Summary of Martha Jane

When Martha Jane Buis was born on 2 November 1857, in Savannah, Andrew, Missouri, United States, her father, Elijah Buis, was 26 and her mother, Lucretia Griffen Hurst, was 24. She married George W. Small on 13 October 1872, in Andrew, Missouri, United States. She lived in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1930 and Venice Township, Los Angeles, California, United States for about 5 years. She died on 3 May 1945, in Culver City, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 87.

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Family Time Line

Alonzo Milton Dale
Martha Jane Buis
Marriage: 9 August 1877
Austin Claude Dale
Warren Franklin Dale
Lillie Muriel Dale
Ethel May Dale

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  • Marriage
    9 August 1877Andrew, Missouri, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 6
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1867 · Gas Street Lamps Installed
    Age 10
    The Los Angeles Gas Company installed 43 gas street lamps on Main Street. A lamplighter rode on horseback at dusk to light the streetlights. By 1873, 136 gas lamps had been installed in Los Angeles. 
    1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield
    Age 24
    Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

    Name Meaning

    1 French: from French buis ‘box (tree)’, in any of a number of possible applications. It may have been a topographic name for someone who lived by a box thicket, or a metonymic occupational name for a worker in the wood ( see Box ).2 Dutch: patronymic from the Germanic personal name Buso, Boso.

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

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    Sources (18)

    • Martha J Meek in household of Warren F Dale, "United States Census, 1940"
    • Martha J Meek in household of Warren F Dale, "United States Census, 1930"
    • Marthia Meek in household of William P Meek, "United States Census, 1920"

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