Feb. 29, 1884 Chalk Level St. Clair County Missouri, USA
May 11, 1941 Fort Smith Sebastian County Arkansas, USA
William was the son of Joseph H. Martin and Laura D. Hoover.He was the grandson of Valentine "Tine" D. Hoover and Urenia Anderson.
He married Dovie May Ray, daughter of Robert Franklin Ray and Mary Ann "Belle" Lawler.
Their children were: Charles Louise (Martin) Bland, Ralph J. Martin, Joseph Edward Martin, Billie May (Martin) Ready, Jules "Tiny" Martin, Bernard Martin, Vanita Rosalie (Martin) Head, and Johnny James Martin.