Martha Lydia Stoddard

1895–1945 (Age 50)
Potterville, Eaton, Michigan, United States

The Life of Martha Lydia

When Martha Lydia Stoddard was born on 23 April 1895, in Potterville, Eaton, Michigan, United States, her father, Enos Algernon Stoddard, was 32 and her mother, Edith Mae Mosher, was 25. She married Andrew Jackson Tingley on 30 December 1911, in Lansing, Ingham, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States in 1935 and San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States in 1940. She died on 12 April 1945, in Napa, California, United States, at the age of 49.

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Family Time Line

Martha Lydia Stoddard
Andrew Jackson Tingley
Marriage: 30 December 1911
Roger Andrew Tingley
Cleo June Tingley

Spouse & Children

30 December 1911
Lansing, Ingham, Michigan, United States


Parents & Siblings



World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 1

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.
1897 · The Union Loop Elevated

Age 2

The Loop was born in political scandal that combined the three elevated railways around Chicago and combined them into one. The scandal was to raise the fares for commuters so state legislators could receive more money while in office. 
1909 · The NAACP is formed

Age 14

Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.

Name Meaning

English (Northumbria): occupational name for a breeder or keeper of horses, from Old English stōd ‘stud’ or stott ‘inferior kind of horse’ + hierde ‘herdsman’, ‘keeper’. There is a difficulty in deriving this name from Old English stōd in that stud is not recorded in the sense ‘collection of horses bred by one person’ until the 17th century; before that it denoted a place where horses were kept for breeding, but that sense does not combine naturally with ‘herdsman’.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • L Mattie Pappageorgas in household of Chris Pappageorgas, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Mattie L Stoddard in household of Alger Stoddard, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Mattie L Stoddard in household of Algie E Stoddard, "United States Census, 1910"

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