Edna Martin

1875–1953 (Age 78)
New York, United States

The Life of Edna

When Edna Martin was born in 1875, in New York, United States, her father, Burrage M Martin, was 36 and her mother, Maria L Martin, was 29. She married William Ely Cary on 23 November 1918, in Syracuse, Onondaga, New York, United States. She died in 1953, in Binghamton, Broome, New York, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Spring Forest Cemetery, Binghamton, Broome, New York, United States.

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William Ely Cary
Edna Martin
Marriage: 23 November 1918

Spouse and Children

    William Ely Cary



23 November 1918
Syracuse, Onondaga, New York, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Burrage M Martin


    Maria L Martin




    Ray C Martin



World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 0

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
1875 · A New Civil Rights Act

Age 0

During the response to civil rights violations to African Americans, the bill was passed giving African Americans equal treatment in public accommodations, public transportation, and to prohibit exclusion from jury duty. While many in the public opposed this law, the African Americans greatly favored it.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 21

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

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)

  • Edna M Cary in household of R L Coerr, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Edna Martin in household of Burrage M Martin, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Edna M Martin in household of Burrage M Martin, "United States Census, 1900"

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