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Alexander Arthur Martin

Alexander Arthur Martin

Male 1883 - 1960  (77 years)  Submit Photo / Document Submit Photo / Document

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  • Name Alexander Arthur Martin 
    Born 19 Apr 1883  Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Census 1900  U.S.S. Essex Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Eye color dark brown 
    Hair color dark brown 
    Height 5' 7.5" 
    Military service 1899-1904 
    United States Navy 
    Died 7 Dec 1960  Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Alexander Arthur Martin death record
    Alexander Arthur Martin death record
    Buried 10 Dec 1960  Memorial Park Cemetery, Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Alexander Arthur Martin
    Alexander Arthur Martin
    Stanley, Jessie, and Alex Martin
    Stanley, Jessie, and Alex Martin
    Siblings 1. Aggie Eva Martin   b. 14 JUL 1884, Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island;   d. 16 JUL 1973, Miami, Dade County, Florida; 
    2. unnamed Martin   b. 1887;   d. 1887, Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island; 
    Notes 
    • Alexander Arthur Martin's family moved from Providence, Rhode Island, to Cleveland, Ohio, while he was still young. The family lived at 122 Whitney Avenue. He was the first person to enlist at the new Cleveland recruiting station at 64 Public Square, enlisting in the Navy on December 28, 1899. He underwent introductory training at Coaster's Harbor Island, Rhode Island, where he was stationed on the U.S.S. Constellation. He also served on the U.S.S. Essex, an old clipper used for training, then on the U.S.S. Wabash, a stationary receiving ship at Chelsea, Massachusetts. Next, he went to the receiving yard at Brooklyn, and then to San Francisco, where he was assigned to the U.S.S. Wisconsin. While in San Francisco, he met President McKinley at a ball. He visited many foreign ports during his time in the Navy, and took part in naval exercises during the Boxer Rebellion in China and the Philippine Insurrection. He was discharged from the Navy on his birthday in 1904.

      After his marriage to Jessie Duff, the family lived for some time in Cleveland, and later moved to Erie, Pennsylvania, and Fostoria, Ohio. They were living in Cleveland, Ohio, at the time of the 1910 census. William Duff, cousin of Jessie Duff Martin, was living with them. In 1920, they were living at 9001 Macomb Avenue, Cleveland. The family finally settled in Dayton, Ohio, where Alexander was employed by the National Cash Register Company. He built numerous ship models as a hobby, and won several prizes for his models. He was a member of Linden Avenue Baptist Church and the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of the Masonic Lodge, becoming a Prince of the Royal Secret, thirty-second degree, on November 11, 1944.

      Alexander died at Good Samaritan Hospital in Dayton, Ohio. At the time of his death, he was living at 210 Cambridge Avenue in Dayton. Alex and Jessie are buried at Memorial Park Cemetery, Dayton, Ohio, in Section 12, Lot 3, Block 12.
    Person ID I346  Bryan-Martin
    Last Modified 5 Sep 2013 

    Father Joseph Arthur Martin,   b. 6 Dec 1860, Saint-Charles-sur-Richelieu, Sainte-Hyacinthe, Québec, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Oct 1934, Lyndhurst, Cuyahoga County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Mother Maria Julia Oliva Jean,   b. Feb 1865, Saint-Norbert, Norbertville, Arthabaska, Québec, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Feb 1887, Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 22 years) 
    Married 18 Jun 1882  St. Charles Borromeo Church, Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F530  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Jessie Helen Duff,   b. 18 Sep 1883, Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Nov 1956, Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Married 30 Nov 1905  St. Agnes Church, Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Census 1930  203 Klee Avenue, Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Census 1940  730 Linden Avenue, Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Children 
     1. Joseph Arthur Martin,   b. 18 Sep 1906, Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Jan 1907, Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     2. Jessie Eileen Martin,   b. 1 Jan 1909, Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Feb 1994, Kettering, Montgomery County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
     3. Alexander Charles Martin,   b. 6 May 1910, Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Mar 1984, Newark, Licking County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
     4. Eva Jean Martin,   b. 22 Jun 1911, Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Oct 1971, Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years)
     5. Stanley George Martin,   b. 20 Sep 1912, Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Nov 1943, Curry County, New Mexico Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 31 years)
     6. Helen Lois Martin,   b. 29 Jan 1916, Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jun 1989, Naples, Collier County, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
     7. Ruth Ann Martin,   b. 3 Feb 1921,   d. 13 Feb 1921, Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     8. James Allen Martin,   b. 23 Mar 1925, Fostoria, Seneca County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Mar 1994, Riverside, Montgomery County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
    Last Modified 26 Nov 2017 
    Family ID F119  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 19 Apr 1883 - Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 30 Nov 1905 - St. Agnes Church, Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1930 - 203 Klee Avenue, Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1940 - 730 Linden Avenue, Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 7 Dec 1960 - Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 10 Dec 1960 - Memorial Park Cemetery, Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Alex Martin
    Alex Martin.jpg
    Alex Martin
    Alex Martin 3.jpg
    Alex and Jessie Martin
    Alex and Jessie Martin
    Alex Martin and Drum Corps
    Alex Martin and Drum Corps.jpg
    Alex Martin
    Alex Martin 2.jpg
    Alex Martin working on ship model
    Alex Martin working on ship.jpg
    Alex Martin with model of the U.S.S. Constitution
    Alex Martin with boat.jpg
    U.S.S. Essex
    Essex1.jpg
    Wabash
    Wabash
    Wisconsin
    Wisconsin
    The U.S.S. Wisconsin in 1902, while Alex Martin was serving aboard.
    U.S.S. Constellation
    Constellation.jpg
    The U.S.S. Constellation in Baltimore in 1914. This ship was used as a training vessel at Newport, Rhode Island, when Alexander Martin was stationed there.
    Alex Martin in Navy uniform
    Alex Martin in Navy 4.jpg
    While stationed on the U.S.S. Wisconsin
    Alex Martin and children c1912
    Alex Martin and children c1912.jpg
    Probably Jessie Eileen, Eva Jean, and Stanley George.
    St. Agnes Catholic Church, Cleveland, Ohio
    St. Agnes Catholic Church, Cleveland, Ohio
    Alex and Jessie Duff Martin were married in this church. Faced with extensive renovation following a fire in 1974 and with a dwindling congregation, the church was razed on 24 November 1975.
    Martin/Alex Martin in Memorial Day parade
    Martin/Alex Martin in Memorial Day parade
    Alex rode in this parade to represent Spanish-American War veterans.
    Alex and Jessie Duff Martin
    Alex and Jessie Duff Martin
    Alex Martin family
    Alex Martin family
    Left to right: Alex Martin, Jean Martin, Jessie Helen Duff Martin, Jean MacGruder Martin, Jim Martin. Taken March 1946
    Alex Martin and two unidentified boys
    Alex Martin and two unidentified boys
    Alex Martin family, Easter 1942
    Alex Martin family, Easter 1942
    Interior of St. Agnes Catholic Church, Cleveland, Ohio
    Interior of St. Agnes Catholic Church, Cleveland, Ohio

    Histories
    Hedunit, the Memoirs of an Ex-Blue Jacket, by Alexander Arthur Martin
    Hedunit, the Memoirs of an Ex-Blue Jacket, by Alexander Arthur Martin
    An account of Alexander Martin's service in the United States Navy

    Documents
    Alexander Arthur Martin Navy discharge page 1
    Alexander Arthur Martin Navy discharge page 1
    Alexander Arthur Martin Navy discharge page 2
    Alexander Arthur Martin Navy discharge page 2
    Alexander Arthur Martin World War II draft registration
    Alexander Arthur Martin World War II draft registration
    Alexander Arthur Martin World War I draft registration
    Alexander Arthur Martin World War I draft registration
    Alex Martin family in 1930 census
    Alex Martin family in 1930 census
    Letter from Eva Martin Engelman to the Alex Martin family
    Letter from Eva Martin Engelman to the Alex Martin family
    This letter is referring to the death of Stanley George Martin, son of Alex and Jessie Martin, in a military training accident.
    Marriage record of Alexander Martin and Jessie Duff
    Marriage record of Alexander Martin and Jessie Duff
    Application for Headstone or Marker
    Application for Headstone or Marker
    Application for marker provided by the United States government for veterans

    Military Service of Family Members
    Alexander Arthur Martin
    Alexander Arthur Martin
    Served in the United States Navy during the Spanish-American War era, seeing action in the Boxer Rebellion and the Philippine Insurrection

    Obituaries
    A.A. Martin Dies; Headed Center
    A.A. Martin Dies; Headed Center
    Undated clipping from a Dayton, Ohio, newspaper
    Alexander Arthur Martin obituary
    Alexander Arthur Martin obituary
    Undated clipping from a Dayton, Ohio, newspaper
    A.A. Martin Services Set
    A.A. Martin Services Set
    Undated clipping from a Dayton, Ohio, newspaper

  • Sources 
    1. [S173] 1900 Census of Military and Naval Personnel.

    2. [S141] Cuyahoga County, Ohio, Probate Court Records, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, Probate Court Records.

    3. [S358] 1930 Census, Montgomery County, Ohio.

    4. [S499] 1940 Census, Montgomery County, Ohio.