WILLIAM HARRISIN MARTIN, farmer, son of Freeman Martin, was born in Cook county, Illinois, in the year 1838,
where he attended school and remained with his father till 1861, when he moved to Whitewater, Minnesota. In 1862
married Miss Ester Covey, daughter of Stephen Covey (see sketch), and by this marriage had seven children: Lewis
H., born 1863; Carrie E., born 1864; Hylon F., born 1871, died 1881 ; Harry E., born 1875; Hattie M.. born 1867;
Morton C., born 1881. In 1867 Freeman Martin, father of our subject, purchased S. W. and N.E. of Sec. 2, T. 108,
R. 10, containing about 287 acres, of which property our subject bought an even half. Was ten times elected supervisor
and five times chairman of the board (see town record). In politics always votes the republican ticket; in religion
a Methodist Episcopal. Is much esteemed and respected by all who know him.
The History of Winona County
Together with Biographical Matter, Statistics, Etc.
BY: A. T. Andreas
H. H. Hill and Company, Publishers
Winona County, MN
Names A to H
Names I to Y
Also see [ Railway Officials in America 1906