Martin Shattuck, son of Randall and Mary Ann (Thomas) Shattuck, Randall being the youngest son of Moody, was born in this town in Feb. 5, 1842. Mr. Shattuck received his intellectual training at the common schools of Belvidere, but his practical education was derived from hard labor upon his father’s farm where he remained till he was twenty-two years of age, when he entered his cousin’s store at Waterville as clerk. After two years at Waterville he married and went home to reside.
Mr. Shattuck married, Jan. 31, 1866, Meribah Esther Hyde, daughter of William and Betsey (Fuller) Wilbur of Waterville. They had two sons: Merton Carroll, and Harlan William.
Having decided to engage permanently in trade he returned to Waterville, first entering business with his father-in-law, but soon buying him out. After continuing alone for more than a year, in May, 1871, he moved to Eden and with a very limited capital to start with for twenty-two years has conducted a general country store with a constantly increasing volume of business. He is also engaged in farming and the production of maple sugar. He is recognized where ever known, as a safe and successful financier and a liberal donor to public and religious enterprises.
He has always favored the Republican party in his political inclinations and while at Waterville was made assistant postmaster, and after his removal to the town of Eden he was appointed postmaster which position he continued to fill for a period of about twenty-two years. He has been made selectman, auditor and trustee of public money and in 1880 was sent to the Legislature, being appointed a member of the committee on ways and means.
He has also knelt at the altar of Free Masonry, being a member of Mt. Norris Lodge of Eden, No. 69, and of Tucker Chapter R. A. M.