HUGH RALPH MARTIN, M. D.
A man of high ethical principles and worthy ambitions, recognized among his colleagues as a physician of skill,
is Dr. H. R. Martin, who was born in Bement, Ill., July 17, 1875. He received a common school education in his
home district and later entered the medical department of the University of Illinois, from which he was graduated
with honors in the class of 1901. The following June he opened offices in Riverside and has since built up a lucrative
practice, specializing in surgery, to which he expects to devote his entire attention.
Dr. Martin first came to Riverside as a tourist, and it was while he was visiting here in 1898 that he enlisted
for service in the Spanish-American war. He became a member of Company M, Seventh Regiment, National Guard of California;
the company went to San Francisco and here Dr. Martin was transferred to the regular army and assigned to the hospital
department, journeying at once to Honolulu, where he served for three months and after another three months service
he continued on duty in the Philippines for nine months longer, being mustered out of service in Manila July 21,
1899. He then returned to his native state and completed his medical studies, after which he came direct to this
city and opened an office for the practice of his profession.
In 1905 Dr. Martin was united in marriage with Miss Annetta Miller, who was born in Winnepeg, Manitoba, and they
have two children, Hudson and Ralph. The doctor is a member of the American Medical Association, the State Medical
Society and the Riverside County Medical Society. Fraternally he is popular and is a member of Evergreen Lodge
No. 259, F. & A. M.; Riverside Lodge No. 282, I. O. O. F.; Riverside Lodge No. 643, B. P. O. E.; and Riverside
Aerie No. 997, F. O. E. In addition to his many other professional duties he is medical examiner of the recruits
for Company M. N. G. C.
History of Riverside County, California
With a Biographical Review
History by Elmer Wallace Holmes
And other well known writers
Historic Record Company
Los Angeles, California 1912
Riverside County, CA
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