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Martin Edward Botkin
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Birth: Mar. 23, 1887
Palo Alto
Highland County
Virginia, USA
Death: Apr. 21, 1959
Augusta County
Virginia, USA

Martin worked for the Virginia Highway Commission starting in 1925 as a guard over seeing the prison chain gangs that worked on improving the road from Vanderpool down Route 84 to the WV/VA state line in Highland Co. See The Recorders 2015 Spring Guide for a article on Martin & the building of route 84 ( He held other positions through out his career with the dept. retiring in 1952. Martin elected to change the spelling of his last name from Bodkin to Botkin because he preferred that spelling, while his brothers retained the "D" in spelling.

Highland Recorder April 30, 1959
Martin Edward Botkin, 72, died at Kings Daughters Hospital in Staunton on Tuesday, April 21. Mr. Botkin, who lived at Headwaters, had been in poor health for more than a year. He was a son of the late Eli and Ida Botkin and was born March 23, 1887 at Palo Alto. A long time Highland resident, Mr. Botkin was a veteran of World War I. He was retired from the State Highway Department in July 1952 as a foreman after 27 years service. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Nellie J. Botkin; a son, R.M. Botkin of Staunton; two sisters, Mrs. Cora Simmons, Sugar Grove, W. Va. and Mrs. Leutena Crummett, Churchville; two brothers Delbert Bodkin, Timberville, Pinkney Bodkin, Palo Alto, and one grandson, Kevin R. Botkin. Funeral services were conducted Thursday, April 23 at Headwaters Presbyterian Church by Dr. W.O. Rhoad. Burial was in Headwaters Cemetery. 
Family links: 
  Elias Bodkin (1848 - 1926)
  Ida May Sims Bodkin (1867 - 1946)
  Nellie Jane Armstrong Botkin (1890 - 1972)*
  Ray Martin Botkin (1923 - 2005)*
  Martin Edward Botkin (1887 - 1959)
  Benny Bodkin (1888 - 1889)*
  Carrie Virginia Botkin Rexrode (1890 - 1930)*
  Cora May Bodkin Simmons (1892 - 1982)*
  Lou Tena Bodkin Crummett (1895 - 1973)*
  Howard Boyd Bodkin (1897 - 1919)*
  Charles Pinkney Botkin (1900 - 1990)*
  Laura Ann Bodkin Lefever (1904 - 1949)*
  Delbert Jones Bodkin (1911 - 2000)*
*Calculated relationship
Headwaters Cemetery
Highland County
Virginia, USA
Maintained by: Kent
Originally Created by: William Harrison
Record added: Nov 01, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 43819227
Martin Edward Botkin
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Martin Edward Botkin
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