Martha Players

April 1895–1954 (Age 58)
Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Martha

When Martha Players was born in April 1895, in Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Joseph Player, was 32 and her mother, Elizabeth Harding, was 22. She married Ira Willis Tennant on 5 February 1918, in Luzerne, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 4 daughters. She lived in Exeter, Luzerne, Pennsylvania, United States in 1930 and West Pittston, Luzerne, Pennsylvania, United States in 1940. She died in 1954, in Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 59.

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Family Time Line

Ira Willis Tennant
Martha Players
Marriage: 5 February 1918
Elizabeth Winifred Tennant
Winifred Mae Tennant
Martha Tennant
Mae Evelyn Tennant
Ira Willis Tennant

Spouse and Children

5 February 1918
Luzerne, Pennsylvania, United States


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

    Joseph Player


    Elizabeth Harding





    May Elizabeth Players



    George H Players


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.
1905 · The Movie Theater

Age 10

The world’s first movie theater was located in Pittsburgh. It was referred to as a nickelodeon as at the time it only cost 5 cents to get in. 
1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 17

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.

Name Meaning

English: from an agent derivative of Middle English pleyen ‘to play’, hence an occupational name for an actor or musician or a nickname for a successful competitor in contests of athletic or sporting prowess.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Martha Tenant in household of Ira Tenant, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Martha Tennant in household of Ira W Tennant, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Martha Tennant in household of Ira W Tennant, "United States Census, 1920"

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