Martha Ann Chard

2 March 1849–7 March 1923 (Age 74)
Biggsville, Henderson, Illinois, United States

The Life of Martha Ann

When Martha Ann Chard was born on 2 March 1849, in Biggsville, Henderson, Illinois, United States, her father, William Joseph Chard Jr, was 48 and her mother, Mary Polly McFann, was 40. She married Sgt Stephen Gilbert Ackerman on 12 September 1869, in Henderson, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Henderson, Illinois, United States for about 10 years and Guthrie, Logan, Oklahoma, United States for about 10 years. She died on 7 March 1923, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Oklahoma, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Guthrie, Logan, Oklahoma, United States.

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Sgt Stephen Gilbert Ackerman
Martha Ann Chard
Marriage: 12 September 1869
Albert Lanstrum Ackerman Sr
Flora Bell Ackerman
Marion Douglas Ackerman
Richard Clyde Ackerman
Mary Pearl Ackerman
Ruby Opal Ackerman
Goldie Mae Ackerman

Spouse and Children

12 September 1869
Henderson, Illinois, United States


    Albert Lanstrum Ackerman Sr


    Flora Bell Ackerman


    Marion Douglas Ackerman



    Mary Pearl Ackerman


+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    William Joseph Chard Jr





+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World

Age 7

William Rand opened a small printing shop in Chicago. Doing most of the work himself for the first two years he decided to hire some help. Rand Hired Andrew McNally, an Irish Immigrant, to work in his shop. After doing business with the Chicago Tribune, Rand and McNally were hired to run the Tribune's entire printing operation. Years later, Rand and McNally established Rand McNally & Co after purchasing the Tribune's printing business. They focused mainly on printing tickets, complete railroad guides and timetables for the booming railroad industry around the city. What made the company successful was the detailed maps of roadways, along with directions to certain places. Rand McNally was the first major map publisher to embrace a system of numbered highways and erected many of the roadside highway signs that have been adopted by state and federal highway authorities. The company is still making and updating the world maps that are looked at every day.

Age 14

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 21

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

Name Meaning

1 English: habitational name from Chard or South Chard in Somerset, recorded in Domesday Book as Cerdren, possibly from Old English ceart ‘rough heathland’ + ærn ‘building’, ‘dwelling’. In some instances the surname may have arisen simply as a topographic name from ceart.2 French: from the personal name Chard, a short form of Richard ;3 French: habitational name for someone from Chard in the department of Creuse.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Marion Chard in household of William Chard, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Martha Ackerman in household of Stephen Ackerman, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Mattie A Ackerman in household of Clyde Ackerman, "United States Census, 1910"

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