Martha Emma Doughty

21 June 1854–1 March 1931 (Age 76)
Norwood, Asphodel, Peterborough, Ontario, Canada

The Life of Martha Emma

When Martha Emma Doughty was born on 21 June 1854, in Norwood, Asphodel, Peterborough, Ontario, Canada, her father, John Doughty, was 23 and her mother, Charlotte Vansickle, was 20. She married Francis Irwin on 8 March 1876, in Warsaw, Douro-Dummer, Peterborough, Ontario, Canada. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Dummer, Peterborough, Ontario, Canada for about 10 years. She died on 1 March 1931, in Battle Creek, Calhoun, Michigan, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Battle Creek, Calhoun, Michigan, United States.

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Family Time Line

Francis Irwin
Martha Emma Doughty
Marriage: 8 March 1876
John Frederick Irwin
Charlotte Ethel Fanny Elizabeth Irvin

Spouse and Children

8 March 1876
Warsaw, Douro-Dummer, Peterborough, Ontario, Canada


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World Events (8)


Age 9

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Age 15

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 21

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

English and Scottish (also established in Ireland, especially Dublin): nickname for a powerful or brave man, especially a champion jouster, from Middle English doughty, Old English dohtig, dyhtig ‘valiant’, ‘strong’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Martha Emma Doughty, "Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927"
  • Martha Emma Doughty in entry for Charlotte Ethel Fany Elizabeth Irwin, "Ontario Births, 1869-1911"
  • Martha Emma Doughty in entry for Charlotte Ethel Fanny Elizabeth Irwin, "Ontario Births, 1869-1911"

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