Biography of Eugene L. Martin


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Martin, Eugene L., was born in Mannsviile, July 15, 1846, a son of Philip P. and Chloe (Lum) Martin. Philip P. was born in Massachusetts and came to Mannsville, N. Y., when a young man, following teaching for a number of years and then engaged in a general store and carried on a successful business for thirty-seven years, and afterwards his sons, Leonard A. and Eugene L., continued the business under the firm name (as always known) of P. P. Martin & Co. for eleven years, when they sold out to C. S. Gibeau in 1893. Philip P. Martin was a Republican in politics and justice several years; he was an active member of the Baptist church for a number of years. Leonard A. was educated in the common schools; he was a first-class business man and spent his life in Mannsville, N. Y. He was an active Republican and was president of the village several years and postmaster for six years under Lincoln; he died May 10, 1897. Eugene L. was reared in Mannsville and educated in the common schools and Weslyan Seminary. He was in the mercantile business with his brother until the firm sold out. October 15, 1884, he married Lizzie E. Roach, daughter of James and Mary Roach of Pierrepont Manor, N. Y. Mrs. Martin died October 14, 1892. Mr. Martin is the only one of his family left and is now a retired merchant.

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Edited by: Edgar C. Emerson
The Boston History Co., Publishers, Syracuse, N. Y. 1898