WILLIAM M. MARTIN, proprietor of a fire insurance agency at Pullman. Ill. He settled in Dolton in 1873, and
embarked in the lumber business at Riverdale. where he was a member of thu firm of Martin Bros. for five years.
The first cargo of lumber was shipped up the Calumet River in 1874 by Martin Bros., which opened up the navigation
of the river. In 1878 he began workhig at fire insurance. Mr. Martin was born in Williamstown, Orange Co., Vt..
March 13, 1846, and was raised and educated there. In 1867 he went to Sheffield, Bureau Co., Ill., and taught sohool
some time. December 25, 1873, he married S. Esther C. Fairmon, of Sheffield. They have two children - Charlotte
Elizabeth and Luther Mosley.
History of Cook County, Illinois
From the earliest period to the present time.
BY: A. T. Andreas
A. T. Andreas, Publisher
Names A to B
Names C to G
Names H to M
Names N to Z
Also see [ Railway Officials in America 1906