MARTIN Family

First Generation

1. John1 Martin was born in Sedgley, Staffordshire, England March 1857.

He married Alice unknown England, 1877. Alice was born in Dudley, Worcestershire, England February 1859. In the 1881 census 9 Coleman Street Wolverhampton Staffordshire England, John Martin (age 24) is recorded with Alice (age 28), Frank Martin (no age given) and William Martin (age 2). John was born in Sedgley, Staffordshire, England and Alice was born in Dudley, Worcestershire, England.

In the 1900 census Blossburg, Tioga Ca, Pennsylvania page , John (age 43) is recorded with Alice (age 41), William (age 21), Frank (age 19), John (age 17), Elizabeth (age 15), Joseph (age 14), Thomas (age 11), and Erwin (age 8). They have been married for 22 years and have had 10 children with 8 living at the time of the census. They entered this country in 1882. John has the occupation of a coal miner and was born in England.

In the 1910 census Blossburg, Tioga Ca, Pennsylvania page 171, John (age 53) is recorded with Alice (age 56), Elizabeth (age 25), Thomas (age 21), Edward (age 17) and Martha (age 15). They were first married at age 29 and have had 9 children with 8 living at the time of the census. They were naturalized in 1883.

In the 1920 census Blossburg, Tioga Ca, Pennsylvania page 181, John (age 62) is recorded with his wife "no name" (age 65), and daughter "no name" (age 34). They entered this country in 1878. John has the occupation of a laborer in a tannery.

John Martin and Alice unknown had the following children:

child 2 i. William H2 Martin was born in Wolverhampton, Staffordshire, England November 1878.

child 3 ii. Frank Martin was born in Wolverhampton, Staffordshire, England December 1880.

child 4 iii. John B Martin was born in Pennsylvania November 1882. John died March 25, 1972 at 89 years of age. Buried at Woodlawn Cemetery Wellsville, Allegany Co, NY He married May Och unknown.

May was born in Pennsylvania 1877. May died February 8, 1964 at 86 years of age. Buried at Woodlawn Cemetery Wellsville, Allegany Co, NY In the 1920 census 25 Clark Street Wellsville Allegany Co NY page , John (age 37) is recorded with his wife May (age 42). They were both born in PA and John is merchant of a dry goods store.

child 5 iv. Elizabeth Martin was born in Pennsylvania October 1884.

child 6 v. Joseph Martin was born in Pennsylvania April 1886.

child 7 vi. Thomas C Martin was born in Pennsylvania April 01, 1889. Tom died March 15, 1980 in Wellsville, Allegany Co, NY, at 90 years of age. Buried at Woodlawn Cemetery Wellsville, Allegany Co, NY He married Ida E McClure in Wellsville, Allegany Co, NY, June 24, 1913.

Ida was born in Wellsville, Allegany Co, NY January 03, 1885. Ida was the daughter of Rudolph Smith McClure and Rebecca Jane Raymond. Ida died October 31, 1970 in Wellsville, Allegany Co, NY, at 85 years of age. Buried at Woodlawn Cemetery Wellsville, Allegany Co, NY Tom moved to Wellsville in 1912, taking a position at Higgins Bros. Department Store until he and his brother John B, opened a ladies ready-to-wear and dry goods store on North Main Street. They operated the store for many years before selling it to enter another partnership in the oil producing business in the Bolivar fields. Tom served the village well. From 1928 to 1938 he served as trustee on the village board. Then from 1938 until 1953 he served as Mayor of Wellsville. During Tom's term a village trustee, David A Howe Library was dedicated and as Mayor, work on the Jones Memorial Hospital was started and completed. He was instrumental in making preliminary plans for the local flood control project and construction on many new highways. Tom retired in 1961 as a salesman for Lush Brothers of Galeton Pa. Tom and Ida were honored on 1963 as they celebrated their 50th wedding Anniversary.

In the 1920 census 22 Pleasant Ave, Wellsville Allegany Co NY page 83, Tom (age 30) is recorded with his wife Ida (age 34). Tom is noted a proprioter of a dry goods store and born in PA.

In the 1930 census 74 Earley Street, Wellsville Allegany Co NY page 208, Tom (age 41) is recorded with his wife Ida (age 42). Tom is noted a oil producer and born in PA. His parents were born in England.

child 8 vii. Edward Martin was born in Pennsylvania May 1892.

child 9 viii. Martha Martin was born in Pennsylvania 1894.

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