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Alexander Woodson Martin
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Birth: Jul. 6, 1883
Eureka Springs
Carroll County
Arkansas, USA
Death: Sep. 6, 1982
Saugerties
Ulster County
New York, USA

Alexander Woodson Martin, the son of Charles and Zoe (Guesnier) Martin, was born on 06 Jul 1883 in Eureka Springs, Arkansas. About 1890 his family moved to Coffeyville, Kansas.

One of his most vivid recollections occurred a few months after he turned nine years old. On October 5, 1892, he was in downtown Coffeyville with his boyhood chum, when the Dalton Gang proceeded to try and rob two of the town’s banks. This became known as “The Last Raid of the Dalton’s” as the town rose up to resist the Dalton Gang, killing all but the youngest Dalton, Emmett, who was wounded and sent to prison.

He married Elizabeth Mary Thirifay, daughter of Michael Thirifay and Mary Miller on June 28, 1916 in St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, St. Joseph, Missouri. At that time, he was working with the Manhattan Electric Supply Co. out of St. Louis. They moved to Wichita, Kansas shortly thereafter where they resided most of the rest of their lives with the exception of about two years that they spent in St. Louis, just after the First World War.

Alexander worked for the American Electric Company in Wichita for about thirty years. After his retirement, he sold securities for Waddell and Reed for about ten years. Alexander and Elizabeth had five children, Mary Catherine (b. 1919), James Francis (b. 1921), Theodore Frederick (b. 1924), Teresa Marie (b. 1932) and Betty Ann (b. 1936).

Alexander and Elizabeth were long time parishioners of the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception (Catholic) in downtown Wichita. When Alexander and Elizabeth grew too old to care for themselves, they moved to Saugerties, New York to live with their oldest daughter Mary Catherine and her husband, Perry Bunyar. Elizabeth died on 02 Jul 1982 in Saugerties, Ulster, New York. Alexander followed her two months later, passing away on 06 Sep 1982 in Saugerties, Ulster, New York. They are both buried in Calvary Cemetery in Wichita, Kansas.
 
 
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 Parents:
  Charles Martin (1849 - 1923)
  Zoe Guesnier Martin (1855 - 1923)
 
 Spouse:
  Elizabeth Mary Thirifay Martin (1894 - 1982)
 
 Children:
  Mary Catherine Martin Bunyar (1919 - 2006)*
  James Francis Martin (1921 - 1928)*
  Theodore Frederick Martin (1924 - 2015)*
 
 Siblings:
  Alexander Woodson Martin (1883 - 1982)
  Mary Rosalia Martin Ditson (1887 - 1965)*
  Claire Louise Martin (1892 - 1978)*
  Anne Zoe Martin Delf (1897 - 1962)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Calvary Cemetery
Wichita
Sedgwick County
Kansas, USA
Plot: Section 3, Block D, Lot 37, Grave 3
 
Maintained by: Bob
Originally Created by: Deb
Record added: Mar 04, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 18229133
Alexander Woodson Martin
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Alexander Woodson Martin
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Alexander Woodson Martin
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