|Glen Eyrie Martin|
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|Birth: ||Mar. 25, 1887|
El Paso County
|Death: ||Feb. 8, 1971|
Glen Eyrie Martin received his name after the estate of General William J. Palmer, the founder of Colorado Springs, Colorado. Glen often spoke on the history of this city and quipped that his mother wanted to name him after some western landmark and he was grateful she didn't name him "Balanced Rock".
Glen began his work life working for Strang's Bicycle Shop which was one of the earliest automobile dealers. When General Palmer ordered an electric car after being injured in a fall from his horse, the General also requested to be provided with a driver and Glen began his career of chauffeuring. Glen lived in the Glen Eyrie castle in the early days of his career.
While working for General Palmer, Glen met the daughter of the estate's engineer and superintendant and Glen married Hazel Weidemaier in June of 1909. Before their engagement was announced in January, 1909, General Palmer was required to grant permission for the marriage as he was then Hazel's guardian following the death of her father about two years earlier and she was only 17 when she married.
Glen and Hazel had six children. A son born in 1915 died in infancy and another child was stillborn in 1921. Another daughter died at the age of 16 and three daughters survived to adulthood.
Glen was a past President of the El Paso County Pioneer Society; spear headed fund raising events for the Nutrition Camp for underpriviledged children through the Junior League as well as for Glockner (now Penrose) Hospital; past Grand Exalted Ruler for the Colorado Springs Elks Lodge where he played Santa Clause for underprivileged children for many years; and was an announcer at civic pageants and holiday celebrations.
At the time of his death, Glen was survived by three daughters, five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. His obituary indicates he was survived by his wife but she had actually died just a few weeks earlier. As Glen was a noted citizen of the area, his obituary may have been prepared before his death and not edited to note her death.
William Clemens Martin (1853 - 1888)
Margaret Ann Livingston Martin (1856 - 1938)
Hazel Weidemaier Martin (1891 - 1970)*
Evelyn Louise Martin Gardner (1911 - 1997)*
Helen Elaine Martin Diebold (1912 - 2003)*
Margaret A Martin (1916 - 1933)*
Note: Buried: 2/12/1971, Source: City of Colo Spgs cemetery data 3/17/09
El Paso County
Plot: Block 00053 000093 - 0000EC
Maintained by: Jan Lange
Originally Created by: MariahLBH
Record added: Mar 19, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 34992077
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