William Henry Martin

William Henry Martin

Sunbury, Delaware County, Ohio, USA
Death 1 Jul 1951 (aged 85)
Pasadena, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Burial Spokane, Spokane County, Washington, USA
Plot Lawn 13
Memorial ID 169336972 · View Source
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The Los Angeles Times (Los Angeles, California)
02 Jul 1951, Mon
Page 19

Funeral services for William H. Martin, 85, 1027 N Lake Ave., Pasadena, who died yesterday, will be conducted Thursday in Spokane, Wash., his former home. Mr. Martin leaves a daughter, Mrs. Marjory M. Weston, and a son, Harold M. Marting.

Spokane Chronicle (Spokane, Washington)
02 Jul 1951, Mon
Page 13


Funeral service for W. H. Martin, retired Ritzville banker, will be held Thursday at Ritzville. Graveside service will be at 4:30 p.m. at Greenwood cemetery in Spokane.

Mr. Martin, prominent in Northwest banking circles, died yesterday at Pasadena, Calif., just two days after his 85th birthday., according to his son, Harold M. Martin of Spokane.

Mr. Martin went to California for his health a year ago and was making his home with his daughter, Mrs. Marjory M. Weston.

Mr. Martin was born in Sunbury, Ohio, June 29, 1866. After graduation from Grinnell college in 1890, he was in the banking business in Nebraska. He came west to Ritzville in 1901 and was one of the organizers of the Pioneer State Bank, which later became the Pioneer National bank.

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In 1920 the bank merged with the First National bank of Ritzville and Mr. Martin held the office of vice president and manager until the fall of 1921, when he resigned to organize the Ritzville State bank of which he was president until his retirement in 1949. He continued to serve as honorary chairman of the board.

Mr. Martin was one of the early presidents of the Washington Bankers' association, holding that office in 1913. He was elected secretary of the association in 1914 and continued to hold the post until his resignation in 1922.

Active in all civic affairs in Ritzville, he has served several terms as mayor, city treasurer and president of the school board. He was a member of the Presbyterian church, Masonic, IOOF and Modern Woodmen lodges.

In addition to his son and daughter, he is survived by three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. His wife died in 1918.

California, Death Index, 1940-1997
Name: William Henry Martin
Gender: Male
Birth Date: 29 Jun 1866
Birth Place: Ohio
Death Date: 1 Jul 1951
Death Place: Los Angeles
Mother's Maiden Name: King
Father's Surname: Martin

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  • Created by: Barbie Gant
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  • Find a Grave Memorial 169336972
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William Henry Martin (29 Jun 1866–1 Jul 1951), Find a Grave Memorial no. 169336972, citing Greenwood Memorial Terrace, Spokane, Spokane County, Washington, USA ; Maintained by Barbie Gant (contributor 48532709) .