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  • ID: I123639
  • Name: George MARTIN
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 1841 in Devonshire, England
  • Death: 1930 in Kitchener, Waterloo Co, Ontario
  • Reference Number: 123640
  • Note: Death claimed a well known resident of Kitchener last night in the person of George Martin, who held the position of manager of the House of Refuge for almost twenty years. Mr. Martin, who has been in poor health for some time, became seriously ill almost ten days ago, and died at his home 73 Brubacher Street, at the age of 89 years. Mr. Martin was born in England in 1841 and came to Canada on a sailing vessel in 1855, with his family who settled north of St. Jacobs. The deceased here learned the harness trade, and the family finally moved to Puslinch and later Mr. Martin conducted a harness business in Hespeler. In 1896 he moved to Kitchener where he became manager of the house of refuge, which position he held for almost 20 years, retiring 14 years ago. He took a great interest in church work, and was one of the founders of the Hespeler Methodist Church. On coming to Kitchener, he was a teacher in the bible school, later becoming trustee and member of the quarterly board of the Methodist Church. At the time of Church union, he was ordained as a senior leader of Trinity United Church. Mr. Martin was married twice, his first wife being Matilda Eagle of Hespeler. To this union were born four sons and one daughter, Alfred and Mary of Hespeler and Arthur James of Kitchener, predeceased their father, Albert E. of Holyoke, Mass., and Herbert W. of Kitchener, surviving him. In 1885 He married Annie K. Seward of Corunna, Ont. To this union were born two sons and one daughter Florence (Mrs V.L.Cober) and Frederick H. both of Kitchener. Theodore S, having died in 1906 at the age of 20 years. Seven grandchildren also survive. He had one sister, the late Mrs John Paddock of Puslinch, Ont., and two brothers the late Thomas Martin of Holyoke Mass., and the late William Martin of Dunkirk N.Y., who was American Consul for twelve years and American Governor general in China for four years, holding this position during the Boxer rebellion. The funeral will be held on Thursday afternoon and further arrangements will be announced tomorrow. [Kitchener Record, March 5, 1930]

    Father: George MARTIN b: 1812 in Devonshire, England
    Mother: Grace HAYWARD b: 1810 in Devonshire, England

    Marriage 1 Matilda EAGLE b: 1839
    • Married: 1863
    1. Has No Children Alfred MARTIN b: 1865
    2. Has Children Albert MARTIN b: 1867
    3. Has No Children Arthur James MARTIN b: 1869
    4. Has No Children Mary E MARTIN b: 1876
    5. Has No Children Herbert W MARTIN b: 1880

    Marriage 2 Annie Elizabeth SEWARD b: 1862 in Corunna, Moore Twp, Lambton Co, Ontario
    • Married: 1885
    1. Has No Children Theodore S MARTIN b: 1886
    2. Has Children Florence MARTIN b: ABT. 1890
    3. Has Children Frederick Havelock MARTIN b: 1895 in Hespeler, Waterloo Twp, Waterloo Co, Ontario
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