Martha Ray Martin

26 March 1883–5 May 1964 (Age 81)
Kingwood, Preston, West Virginia, United States

The Life of Martha Ray

When Martha Ray Martin was born on 26 March 1883, in Kingwood, Preston, West Virginia, United States, her father, Marcellus E. Martin, was 26 and her mother, Adaline Snyder, was 36. She had at least 4 sons and 1 daughter with Clyde Mortimer Bennett. She lived in South Highland, East Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States in 1920 and Houston, Harris, Texas, United States in 1930. She died on 5 May 1964, in Dallas, Dallas, Texas, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Shreveport, Caddo, Louisiana, United States.

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Family Time Line

Clyde Mortimer Bennett
Martha Ray Martin
Carrol Mortimer Bennett
Clyde Bennett
Kenneth Paul Bennett
Donald M Bennett
Martha B Bennett

Spouse and Children

    Clyde Mortimer Bennett






    Clyde Bennett



    Donald M Bennett


    Martha B Bennett


Parents and Siblings

    Marcellus E. Martin


    Adaline Snyder




World Events (8)


Age 3

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1894 · Texas Files Lawsuit Against Standard Oil Company

Age 11

Under the direction of Governor Jim Hogg, Texas filed a lawsuit against John D. Rockefeller for violating state monopoly laws. Hogg argued that Standard Oil Company and Water-Piece Oil Company of Missouri were engaged in illegal practices like price fixing, rebates, and consolidation. Rockefeller was indicted, but never tried in a court of law; other employees of his company were convicted as guilty.
1905 · Construction of the Praetorian Building

Age 22

Texas completed the construction of the Praetorian Building (Stone Plane Tower) in 1909. It was the first skyscraper in Texas and the Southwestern United States. The building had 15 stories and was 190 ft tall.

Name Meaning

Irish: Martan, from mart, an ox, and an, denoting youth or small size, meaning a young ox

Sources (3)

  • Martha R Bennett in household of Clyde M Bennett, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Martha R Bennett in household of Clyde M Bennett, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Martha R Martin in household of Marcellus Martin, "United States Census, 1900"

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