Surname: Martin

Biography of Richard Martin, Q.C.

Richard Martin was born in 1824, near to, and partly educated in, the city of Dublin, Ireland, is eldest son of sheriff Martin, and eldest grandson of Col. Richard Martin, of Connemara, both of whom receive more detailed mention on page 92 of this volume. But for the barring of the entail by his grandfather and uncle the late Thomas Barnwall Martin, who was at the time of his death, and for many years previous, member of the county of Galway in the British parliament the subject of this sketch would now be the owner of the extensive estate of Connemara in Ireland, the inheritance from time immemorial of the Martins of Galway, in which event he would probably never have seen Canada, remaining instead simply an Irishman whose operations would be confined to a small island instead of being, as he now is, a Canadian with rather more than half a continent to operate in. As it was, however, when nearly ten years old he came with his father to Canada, settling near York, on the Grand River. After spending some few years there, he was sent to school in the winter of 1840 to the late Dr. Rae, of Hamilton. Later, he began the study of law with the late Samuel Black Freeman, of the same place, and finished with Judge Sullivan, of Toronto; was called to...

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Biography of John R. Martin

John Robert Martin, County ‘Crown Attorney and Clerk of the Peace, dates his birth in the County of Kildare, Ireland, February 25, 1825. He is a grandson of the celebrated Col. Richard Martin of Connemara, County of Galway, Ireland, a large land owner in Ireland, representing Galway in the Irish Parliament, with such associates as Grattan, Curran, Flood, and that class of statesmen and orators. We learn from the “Historical Atlas of Haldimand County,” that Col. Martin sat for Galway until the Union, and continued to represent it in the British Parliament, for a long period, and in that body received the appellation of “Humanity Martin,” for obtaining the passage of an Act for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, then, strange to say, considered by many people as an infringement on their rights. The father of our subject was Richard Martin, junior, second son of Col. Martin, and born in the County of Galway, March 25, 1797. He married Emily Sylvia, daughter of John Kirwan, Q.C., of Dublin, and emigrated to Canada in. 1833, settling in the Township of Seneca, County of Haldimand, near York, and there improved a farm, partly opened when he purchased it. At that time the Indians had not left this part of the province; the country was wild; but few roads were opened; grist mills and markets were remote, and Mr. Martin and...

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Biography of Ellouisa Winifred Martin

Among the names of women who have worked untiringly for the good of Hawkinsville and Pulaski County, the name of Ellouisa Winifred Martin, known to her thousands of-friends as “Miss Lillie,” stands foremost. With a sincere desire to express admiration and do honor in a small way to this brilliant, self-sacrificing, beloved woman, this sketch is written. She was born August 3, 1871, the daughter of John Henry Martin and Eleanora Wynne Martin, of Liberty County, Georgia, near the historic Midway Church, which settlement her ancestors were instrumental in building. She had twin brothers, Kibbee and Wynne, born August 7, 1873. Wynne died in infancy; Kibbee, December 25, 1889. John Henry Martin was a student of Oglethorpe College at the outbreak of the War Between the States, and received leave of absence to enter the service of the Confederate States. As Captain of Company D, Seventeenth Georgia Regiment, he served gallantly until the close of the war, being wounded three times. In 1874, with his family, he moved to Hawkinsville, where he was admitted to the legal bar, and was known as one of the best lawyers of the State. He was elected judge of the Oconee Circuit, which office he held for several terms. He was mayor of Hawkinsville in 1873-74-75. Eleanora Wynne Martin was a beautiful and accomplished woman. After her death he married Amittee Curry. She...

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Biography of Charles Landon Martin

When Charles Landon Martin started out in the business world it was as an employe in a woodenware house, and throughout the intervening period to the present he has continued in the same line of business, being now the vice president of the Crunden-Martin Manufacturing Company. He was born in Maquoketa, Iowa, on the 11th of March, 1858, his parents being James W. and Lois (Weaver) Martin. His father was a veteran of the Civil war, serving for three years as captain of Company I of the Twenty-fourth Iowa Infantry. He participated in many hotly contested engagements, including the battle of Champion Hill, the Red River campaign and the siege of Vicksburg, and was twice wounded. Charles L. Martin pursued his early education in the public schools of St. Louis, Missouri, and afterward entered Cornell College of Mount Vernon, Iowa, in which he pursued a general scientific course. He took up the responsibilities of business life as an employe of the Samuel Cupples Woodenware Company of St. Louis, with which he continued for ten years, gaining a wide and comprehensive knowledge of the business, his experience therefore qualifying him to undertake the establishment and management of a similar concern. In 1891 he organized the Martin Woodenware Company, which was succeeded in a reorganization by the Crunden-Martin Manufacturing Company in 1892. The business has been conducted under the present firm...

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Biography of A. L. Martin

Alphonso L. Martin was born in White County, Tennessee, October 19, 1827. His father, George Martin, was a native of Kentucky, and a substantial farmer; be died in 1852. His mother was a Virginian by birth, and her maiden name was Margaret Bates; she died in 1879. In the fall of 1828 our subject: accompanied his parents in their removal to Cooper County, Missouri, and’ there he lived until he was about ten years of age, when his parents changed’ their residence to Platte County, settling upon a farm near Weston, and of” which County his father was one of the first settlers. He lived with his parents and grew up on the home farm, attending school in winter and working upon the farm in summer. On the 8th of November, 1849, Mr. Martin was joined in marriage to Miss Mary Jane Burge, daughter of John Burge. The issue of this marriage was two children, both of whom are now dead. Mrs. Martin died in Platte County, Missouri, November 25,1855. In the fall of 1856 he removed with his family to this County, where he has since made his home. He owns a large farm of 448 acres, all under fence, 150 acres under cultivation, and’ 224 acres of valuable timber land, the whole well watered and improved. August 30, 1856, Mr. Martin married Miss Rachel A. McCue, daughter...

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Biographical Sketch of H. T. Martin

H. T. Martin, county superintendent of schools, was born in Putnam county, Ind., in 1839; moved with parents to Boone county, Ia., in 1853. He returned to Ind. in 1855, and attended the Cloverdale Seminary for two years; spent the following winter in Mo., and in 1858 returned to Boone County, Ia. He engaged in teaching school, and for twelve years taught in that county. He then entered the employ of the railroad company and was agent at Ontario, Story County, for eight years, and for four years at Odebolt, Sac County, where, in partnership with Mr. Bennett, the present editor, he established the Odebolt Observer. He was also engaged in the restaurant business ten months. In the fall of 1881 he was elected county superintendent, on the independent...

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Biography of Charles I. Martin, Gen.

Kansas, in the course of its history, had produced soldiers as well as farmers, statesmen, orators and business men. As is well known, some of these soldiers have covered themselves with glory. It is the distinction of Gen. Charles I. Martin, present adjutant-general of the state, that he had succeeded in bringing the state militia, usually known as the National Guard, nearer to a basis of war perfection and preparedness than is true perhaps of the militia of any other state in the Union. In face, General Martin’s name possesses a nation wide significance. It was while teaching country school, in 1890, that he first enrolled himself as a private in the Kansas National Guard. Since then his interest in military affairs and particularly in the state organization had never relaxed for a minute. By close attention to his duties he was promoted through the grades until at the breaking out of the war with Spain he was captain of Company F of the First Kansas Regiment. With the mobilization of the troops on a war footing, his company became part of the famous Twentieth Kansas United States Volunteers. He shared prominently in the glorious record made by that regiment, accompanied it to San Francisco, thence to the Philippines, and he and his command participated in twenty-seven distinct engagements with the insurrectionists on those islands. General Martin was in...

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Biographical Sketch of George W. Martin

George W. Martin, long secretary of the State Historical Society, an old newspaper man and state printer, was born in Blair County, Pennsylvania, June 30, 1841. He learned the printer’s trade in his native town and in Philadelphia, and in April, 1857, accompanied his parents to the Territory of Kansas, Young Martin worked in printing offices at Lecompton until the fall of 1859 and in 1861 became connected with the Junction City Union, which he edited for several years. Mr. Martin was postmaster at Junction City several months in 1865 and register of the land office in 1865-66; assessor of internal revenue in 1867-68; register of the land office a second term; state printer in 1873-81; member of the Kansas House of Representatives in 1883, and mayor of Junction City in 1883-85. He moved to Kansas City, Kansas, in July, 1888, where he published the Gazette until December, 1899, when he was elected secretary of the State Historical Society, which he held at the time of his...

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Biographical Sketch of W. D. Martin

One half mile southeast from Harney is one of the finest small grain farms in the county. It consists of eighty acres of choice land and is well under cultivation. The improvements are of a quality and kind quite fitting such an estate and its owner is the subject of this article. Mr. Martin was about the first man to try raising grain in this locality and he has made a marked success in this direction. He raised in 1901 the largest crop of any one man in Harney county and he is classed as one of the leading agriculturists of middle Oregon. W. D. Martin was born in Walla Walla county, Washington, on February 13, 1865, being the son of John and Nancy (Owens) Martin. The parents came from the state of Iowa overland with ox teams direct to Walla Walla and the father took a ranch that joined Oregon, and within one hundred yards of the state line our subject was born. Soon after that event, the family removed to the Oregon side and dwelt in Umatilla county until 1885. W. D. was educated in the common schools there and grew up on a farm, developing both his mental and physical powers in a becoming manner to a western born son. In 1885 he came to Baker county, near North Powder and on June 8, of that...

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Biographical Sketch of J.P. Martin

dealer in dry goods and notions, came to this city from Galena, Ill., in 1867, and in April, 1879, established the above business, and have one of the best stores of the kind in the city. T.S. Martin was in the wholesale grocery business in the Black Hills from 1877 to...

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Biographical Sketch of T.S. Martin

dealer in dry goods and notions, came to this city from Galena, Ill., in 1867, and in April, 1879, established the above business, and have one of the best stores of the kind in the city. T.S. Martin was in the wholesale grocery business in the Black Hills from 1877 to...

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Biographical Sketch of Thompson F. Martin

Thompson F. Martin, agent O. N. & B. H. R. R. Co., Albion. Has been in the employ of the Union Pacific Railroad during the greater part of the time since 1868. Was first located at Cheyenne, afterward at Antelope, Bushnell, McPherson and Albion. Has been at the last-named place since October 1, 1881. He was born in Philadelphia in 1847, living there only a short time, when his parents moved to Delaware County, N. Y. He went into the employ of the New York & Erie Railroad in 1865 at Hornellsville, N. Y., and remained in the employ of that road until 1868. He was married at Warsaw, N. Y., in 1871, to Miss Lydia E. Thorpe, a native of that place. They have three children–Mary L., Warren B., Julia...

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Biographical Sketch of Willard Martin

Willard Martin, born in Rehoboth, Mass., March 6, 1786, married Lucretia Houghton, in 1810, and died in Hinsdale, October 14, 1849. Mr. Martin was long known as one of the leading merchants of Guilford, Vt., where he was distinguished as one of the principal citizens, and for many years received almost the universal suffrage of the town as representative in the state legislature. Mrs. Martin died August 17, 1847. Dr. Oscar Martin, their eldest son, was born March 9, 1815. He married Susan George Sartle, November 27, 1839, and had born to him one child, which died in infancy. Mrs. Martin died April 20, 1844. For his second wife Dr. Martin married Caroline Elizabeth Stoddard, January 4, 1846, by whom he has two children. He graduated at the Eclectic Medical School, of Montpelier, Vt., and commenced practice there, then went to Brattleboro, where he remained about five years, and then came to Hinsdale, where he has resided the past forty years. He practiced medicine here from twelve to fifteen years, when he engaged in mercantile pursuits, occasionally practicing. The past ten or twelve years, however, he has entirely relinquished practice and is engaged in the manufacture of his celebrated proprietary medicines, ” Dr. Martin’s Great Pain Cure of the Age,” and ” Vegetable...

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Biography of William C. Martin

William C. Martin was born in Licking County, Ohio, September 26, 1843, and is a son of Serrephus and Elizabeth Martin, nee Rose. His father was a native of New York State and his mother of Pennsylvania; she died in the State of Ohio when lie was about twelve years of age, but his father is still a resident of Fredonia, Licking County, Ohio. William was educated in Licking County, Ohio, and at the age of seventeen his youthful patriotism induced him to enlist as a member of Company H, Twenty-third Ohio Volunteer Infantry, but being so young his father obtained his discharge. He was not satisfied, however, and again at eighteen years of age enlisted in Company C, Forty-third Ohio Volunteer Infantry, and although he did not obtain his father’s free consent, he left with the patriotic injunction, “My son, if you must go, never return to me shot in the back.” He served faithfully with this regiment three years, and May 27, 1864, was very severely wounded in the neck and given up to die, but survived. After the close of the war in 1865 he settled in Daviess County, and was married, November 12, 1865, to Miss Orcelia J. Swisher, who was born in Licking County, Ohio, May 18, 1842, and is a daughter of Rev. Isaac and Amanda Swisher, nee Denison. Her mother died May...

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