Martha Hart Bliss

Brief Life History of Martha Hart

When Martha Hart Bliss was born on 17 November 1901, in Washington, District of Columbia, United States, her father, Charles Lincoln Bliss, was 36 and her mother, Edith Mitchell Little, was 27. She married Robert Leven on 17 June 1925, in Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States. She lived in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States for about 10 years. She died on 28 September 1973, at the age of 71.

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Robert Leven
Martha Hart Bliss
Marriage: 17 June 1925

Sources (8)

  • Martha Lord in household of Robert Lord, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Martha Hart Bliss, "New York, New York City Marriage Records, 1829-1940"
  • Martha Lord, "California Death Index, 1940-1997"

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Name Meaning

English: nickname for a cheerful person, from Middle English blisse ‘joy’. Compare Blissett .

English (of Norman origin): habitational name from the village of Blay in Calvados, France, recorded in 1077 in the form Bleis. The village of Stoke Bliss in Worcestershire takes the second part of its name from a Norman family de Blez, recorded several times in the county from the 13th century.

German: nickname for a cheerful person, from Middle High German blīde ‘happy, friendly’. It is also found in France.

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

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