Martha Van Kirk

26 September 1863–1939
Franklin, Bergen, New Jersey, United States

The Life of Martha

When Martha Van Kirk was born on 26 September 1863, in Franklin, Bergen, New Jersey, United States, her father, Robert Van Kirk, was 30 and her mother, Lorana Sturr, was 30. She married William A. Leather on 29 December 1881, in Manchester Township, Passaic, New Jersey, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Manchester Township, Passaic, New Jersey, United States for about 40 years and Paterson Township, Passaic, New Jersey, United States in 1930.

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Family Time Line

William A. Leather
1859–1943
Martha Van Kirk
1863–1939
Marriage: 29 December 1881
Jessie Elvira Leather
1883–1941
Nellie Leather
1889–1889
Andrew William Leather
1892–1944
Lorana Leather
1894–1981
Elmer Leather
1898–1900
Eleanor Leather
1902–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
29 December 1881
Manchester Township, Passaic, New Jersey, United States
children

(6)

+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

    Robert Van Kirk

    Male1833–1868Male

    Female1833–1910Female

siblings

(5)

World Events (8)

1865

Age 2

Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.
1879

Age 16

Thomas Edison had been seeking to create a more practical and affordable version of the lightbulb, primarily for home use. Edison had attempted several different materials, including platinum and other metals, before ultimately deciding on a carbon filament. On October 21, 1879, Edison finally carried out the first successful test of this new light bulb in Menlo Park, New Jersey.
1886

Age 23

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

Name Meaning

1 Vietnamese: unexplained.2 Dutch (De Van): metonymic occupational name for a winnower or a maker of winnowing fans, from Middle Dutch van(ne) ‘fan’.3 English: Western English variant of Fann .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Martha Leather in household of William Leather, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Martha Van Kurk in household of Lorana Van Kurk, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Martha Leather in household of Wm A Leather, "United States Census, 1900"

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