Emma Catherine Martin

29 September 1912–23 August 1994 (Age 81)
Washington, Maryland, United States

The Life of Emma Catherine

When Emma Catherine Martin was born on 29 September 1912, in Washington, Maryland, United States, her father, Denton Tobias Martin, was 52 and her mother, Mary Elizabeth Reecher, was 36. She married David S Williams on 4 August 1938, in Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons. She lived in Chewsville, Washington, Maryland, United States in 1920 and District 13, Washington, Maryland, United States in 1940. She died on 23 August 1994, in Chambersburg, Franklin, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Smithsburg, Washington, Maryland, United States.

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David S Williams
Emma Catherine Martin
Marriage: 4 August 1938
Ray Williams
Roy M Willams
Merle M Williams

Spouse and Children

4 August 1938
Pennsylvania, United States


    Ray Williams



    Merle M Williams


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+8 More Children

World Events (8)

1913 · The Sixteenth Amendment

Age 1

The Sixteenth Amendment allows Congress to collect an income tax without dividing it among the states based on population.
1913 · The Seventeenth Amendment

Age 1

The Seventeenth Amendment allows the people of each state to elect their own Senators instead of having the state legislature assign them.
1935 · The FBI is Established

Age 23

The Bureau of Investigation's name was changed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation to help citizens know that the Government is helping protect from threats both domestically and abroad.

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)

  • Emma Williams in household of David Williams, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Emma C Martin in household of Denton T Martin, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Emma Martin Williams in entry for Merle M Williams, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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