Lewis John Martin

17 February 1878–15 April 1953 (Age 75)
Tonbridge, Kent, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Lewis John

When Lewis John Martin was born on 17 February 1878, in Tonbridge, Kent, England, United Kingdom, his father, George Martin, was 27 and his mother, Charity Davis, was 32. He lived in Tunbridge, Kent, England, United Kingdom in 1891 and Assiniboia East, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada in 1906. He died on 15 April 1953, in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, at the age of 75.

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Lewis John Martin
Louise Violet Ker

Spouse and Children

Parents and Siblings

    George Martin


    Charity Davis




    Frederick George Martin


    Walter E Martin




    Alice Amelia Martin


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World Events (8)

1880 · School Attendance Becomes Mandatory for Children

Age 2

School attendance became compulsory from ages five to ten on August 2, 1880.

Age 6

Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).
1904 · The Entente Cordiale

Age 26

The Entente Cordiale was signed between Britain and France on April 8, 1904, to reconcile imperial interests and pave the way for future diplomatic cooperation. This ended hundreds of years of conflict between the two states.

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)

  • Lewis John Martin in household of George Martin, "England and Wales Census, 1881"
  • Louis J Martin in household of George Martin, "England and Wales Census, 1891"
  • Lewis John Martin, "England, Kent, Parish Registers, 1538-1911"

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