Biography of Martin L. Hindley
North Central Ohio Biographies

Martin L. Hindley, M. D. One of the outstanding professional men of Huron County is Dr. Hindley, who has successfully engaged in the practice of his profession at Monroeville for the past 30 years. He was born in Peru Township, Huron County, Jan. 30, 1870, the son of Richard and Mary (Hutchinson) Hindley.

Both Richard Hindley and his wife were natives of Yorkshire, England. He was left an orphan at the age of eight years and came to the United States with an uncle and settled in Peru Township Huron County. Mr. Hindley spent the remainder of his life in this section of Ohio and became a prosperous farmer and stockman. He died in 1904 and his wife died in 1913. Both are buried in Norwalk. Their children were: 1. Sarah, who died in 1928. 2. William, lives at Norwalk. 3. Charles, deceased. 4. Frank, deceased. 5. George, lives at North Fairfield. 6. David, who died in 1925. 7. Laura, married Edward Dawson, lives at Shelby. 8. Irving, lives at North Fairfield. 9. Martin L., the subject of this sketch. 10. Charlotte, married Eben Lawrence, lives at Norwalk.

Martin L. Hindley attended the public schools of Peru Township and spent a year as a teacher in the township schools before entering Ohio Northern University. He subsequently took up the study of medicine at the University of Michigan, from which he received the degree of Doctor of Medicine in 1900. He served the following year as a physician at the Massilon State Hospital, and in 1901 came to Monroeville to establish his present practice. He is identified with the Huron County Medical Society, Ohio State Medical Society, and American Medical Association.

Doctor Hindley is also vice president and director of the Farmers and Citizens Banking Company of Monroeville.

In 1901 Dr. Hindley was united in marriage with Miss Myrtle Morrow, the daughter of Franklin and Ezemiah Morrow, natives of Ohio. The former died in 1885 and the latter in December, 1930. They are buried at Marion, Ohio. Doctor and Mrs. Hindley are the parents of a son, James Martin, born in 1906. He is a graduate of Monroeville High School, and Miami University, and is now a student at Western Reserve Medical School, being a member of the class of 1931. He belongs to Beta Theta Pi and Nu Sigma Nu fraternities.

Doctor Hindley and his family hold membership in the Presbyterian Church, and he belongs to Roby Lodge, F. & A. M., No. 534, and Norwalk Country Club. He is a Republican and has served as a member of the school board and Huron County pension board.

History of North Central Ohio
Embracing Richland, Ashland, Wayne,
Medina, Lorin, Huron and Knox Counties
BY: William A. Duff
Historical Publishing Company
Topeka-Indianapolis 1931

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