Biography of Paul E. Martin
Franklin County, NY Biographies





Paul Ernest Martin, who is associated with the firm of Martin Brothers, grocers, is one of the dependable merchants of Tupper Lake, where he also holds the office of mayor. He was born in Ontario, Canada, Feb. 8, 1888, the son of John B. and Cordelia (Sicott) Martin.

John B. Martin was born at St. Michael, Quebec, Canada, July 3, 1854. He came to the United States with his family in 1889 and settled at Tupper Lake. In Canada he was interested in farming and after locating at Tupper Lake he successfully engaged in the grain and feed business for ten years. He also held the office of local overseer of the poor. Mr. Martin was married in 1881 to Miss Cordelia Sicott, the daughter of Toussaint Sicott. They were the parents of 13 children, three of whom died in infancy.

Paul Ernest Martin was educated in Canada and completed his schooling at Beauharnois College in Quebec, after attending Tupper Lake High School. He also attended a business college in Ottawa in 1905. Upon his return to Tupper Lake Mr. Martin was employed for five years in the grocery store of Patrick McCarthy. He went west in 1911, and for nine years was identified with the Portland Lumber Company, in their various coast offices. He returned to New York in 1919 and in that year was active in the organization of Martin Brothers, in association with his brothers, Henry and Irenee. They purchased the business of Patrick McCarthy, the store being located on Park Street.

In March, 1927, Mr. Martin was elected mayor of Tupper Lake, and is now serving his third term in office. He is a Republican.

Mr. Martin was married Oct. 31, 1924, to Miss Earnestine Bisson, the daughter of Alderick and Eugenie (LaMote) Bisson. They have two daughters: Mary Ellen, born July 25, 1925; and Louise, born March 27, 1928.

Mr. Martin and his family are members of the Catholic Church, and he belongs to the Knights of Columbus, B. P. O. Elks, St. John's Society, Tupper Lake Fish and Game Club, and Tupper Lake Boat and Waterways Club. He is also a member of the Rotary Club and Chamber of Commerce.

From:

The North Country
A History, Embracing
Jefferson, St. Lawrence, Oswego, Lewis
and Franklin Counties, New York.
By: Harry F. Landon
Historical Publishing Company
Indianopolis, Indiana 1932


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