Martha E. Whitaker

Brief Life History of Martha E.

When Martha E. Whitaker was born in 1841, in Illinois, United States, her father, Bland Ballard Whitaker, was 38 and her mother, Nancy Wiggington, was 32. She lived in Logan, Illinois, United States in 1850 and Lincoln, Logan, Illinois, United States in 1860.

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Martha E. Whitaker
1841–

Sources (2)

  • Martha Whittaker, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Martha E Whitaker in household of Blon B Whitaker, "United States Census, 1850"

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World Events (8)

1846

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

1848 · Chicago Board of Trade is organized

Starting as a voluntary association to help buyers and sellers meet to negotiate and make contracts. The Chicago Board of Trade is one of the oldest futures and options exchanges in the world and it is open 22 hours per day to stay competitive.

1872 · The First National Park

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.

Name Meaning

English (Yorkshire and Lancashire): habitational name from Whitacre in Warwickshire or High Whitaker in Lancashire, both of whose names derive from Old English hwīt ‘white’ + æcer ‘field’. The name may also be derived from Wheatacre in Norfolk or Whiteacre in Waltham (Kent), both of which derive from Old English hwǣte ‘wheat’ + æcer ‘field’. Compare Whittaker .

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

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