George Wesley Martin

28 July 1877–23 November 1955 (Age 78)
Quaker Gap, Stokes, North Carolina, United States

The Life of George Wesley

When George Wesley Martin was born on 28 July 1877, in Quaker Gap, Stokes, North Carolina, United States, his father, William Alexander Martin, was 42 and his mother, Sarah Ann Aaron, was 37. He married Mary Elizabeth Webb in 1903, in Raleigh, New South Wales, Australia. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Lanark, Raleigh, West Virginia, United States in 1920. He died on 23 November 1955, in Lester, Raleigh, West Virginia, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Lester, Raleigh, West Virginia, United States.

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George Wesley Martin
Mary Elizabeth Webb
Marriage: 1903
Macie May Martin
William Arthur Martin
Rachel Madricis Martin
Rachel M Martin
Willa Franced Martin
Sarah Alice Martin
Walter Woodrow Martin
Etta Jewel Martin
James Wesley Martin

Spouse and Children

Raleigh, New South Wales, Australia



    William Arthur Martin


    Rachel Madricis Martin


    Rachel M Martin


    Willa Franced Martin


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Parents and Siblings

    William Alexander Martin





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World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 4

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.
1897 · First Bill for Women Suffrage

Age 20

In 1897, Senator J.L. Hyatt introduced the woman suffrage bill in North Carolina. The bill did not make it past the committee.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 21

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

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)

  • George W Martain, "United States Census, 1920"
  • George W Martin in household of William A Martin, "United States Census, 1880"
  • George W Martin in entry for James Wesley Martin, "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976"

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