Martha (Lyon) Stacy
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Martha (Lyon) Stacy (1870 - 1954)

Martha Stacy formerly Lyon aka Lowe
Born in Melrose, Jackson, Wisconsin, United Statesmap
Daughter of [father unknown] and
Wife of — married Sep 1892 (to Jun 1954) in Black River Falls, Jackson, Wisconsin, United Statesmap
[children unknown]
Died in Willard, Clark, Wisconsin, United Statesmap
Profile last modified | Created 7 Oct 2020
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Martha was Ho-Chunk.

Contents

Biography

Birth

Martha was born on the Fourth of July 1870 in Melrose, Wisconsin. (Obit)

Name

Her Hocąk clan name is given as KayRaChoWinKah (1905 census), which is for Kēracowiga, "Blue Sky Woman", from kēráco, "blue sky" (< kērá, "sky, cloud, firmament"; co, "the color found in the spectrum from blue to green"); -wį-, a feminine gender infix; and -ga, a definite article suffix used in personal names. Casselman says (p.11): "John Stacy is of the Bear clan, one of Those-who-are-on-earth, and ... Mrs. Stacy, a sister of King-of-Thunder, is of the Thunderbird clan, one of Those-who-are-above."

Religion

She was among the very first converts of the Reformed Church (near Black River Falls, Wisconsin).

"It was just thirty-four years ago on another New Year Sunday,
January 2, 1898, that the foundations were laid for this present
congregation by the baptism of the first Winnebago converts.
They were John Stacy, Mrs. John Stacy and David Decorah. On
the next Sunday King of Thunder was baptized. Few of us can
realize what strength of purpose and sturdiness of character
were required of these four earnest and determined Christians
to enable them to be the first of their tribe to forsake the religion
and tradition of their fathers and embrace the Christian faith."
(Casselman, 98-99)

Children

John and Martha had the following children together (censuses):

Joseph (b. 1894)
John, Jr. (b. 1899)
James (b. 1903)
Alvin (b. 1904)
Helen (b. 1907)
Emma (b. 1909)
Tillie (b. 10 March 1912)
Esther (b. 1915)

Death

She passed away in the town of Willard, Wisconsin in June of 1954. (Obit)

Sources

  • 1900 Federal Census for Brockway, Jackson, Wisconsin; Page: 9; Enumeration District: 0058; FHL microfilm: 1241792. United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Twelfth Census of the United States, 1900. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1900. T623, 1854 rolls.
  • 1905 Indian census; Roll: M595_671; Line: 5. Indian Census Rolls, 1885-1940; (National Archives Microfilm Publication M595, 692 rolls); Records of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Record Group 75; National Archives, Washington, D.C.
  • 1910 Federal Census for Brockway, Jackson, Wisconsin; Roll: T624_1713; Page: 10A; Enumeration District: 0074; FHL microfilm: 1375726. Thirteenth Census of the United States, 1910 (NARA microfilm publication T624, 1,178 rolls). Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29. National Archives, Washington, D.C. For details on the contents of the film numbers, visit the following NARA web page: NARA.
  • 1923 Indian census; Roll: M595_168; Page: 51; Line: 16; Agency: Grand Rapids. Indian Census Rolls, 1885-1940; (National Archives Microfilm Publication M595, 692 rolls); Records of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Record Group 75; National Archives, Washington, D.C.
  • Arthur Vale Casselman (1874-1957), The Winnebago Finds a Friend (Philadelphia: Heidelberg Press, ca. 1932).
  • 1937 Indian census; Roll: M595_573; Page: 89; Line: 1; Agency: Tomah Indian School. Indian Census Rolls, 1885-1940; (National Archives Microfilm Publication M595, 692 rolls); Records of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Record Group 75; National Archives, Washington, D.C.
  • 1940 Federal Census for Komensky, Jackson, Wisconsin; Roll: m-t0627-04484; Page: 1A; Enumeration District: 27-20; Description: KOMENSKY TOWN. United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1940. T627, 4,643 rolls.
  • ObitMarshfield News-Herald; Publication Date: 29 Jun 1954; Publication Place: Marshfield, Wisconsin, USA; Ancestry.com. Newspapers.com Obituary Index, 1800s-current [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2019.


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