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 Martin Edward “Mart” Botkin

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Martin Edward “Mart” Botkin

  • Birth 23 Mar 1887 Palo Alto, Highland County, Virginia, USA
  • Death 21 Apr 1959 Staunton, Augusta County, Virginia, USA
  • Burial Bethel, Highland County, Virginia, USA
  • Memorial ID 43819227

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 (therecorderonline.com). 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.

Highland Recorder December 4, 1914

Patna News
M.L. Simmons and Martin Botkin finishing J.W. Armstrong's house this week.

Highland Recorder November 23, 1928

Mart Botkin and family have moved to Monterey for the winter. They paid Mr. Lank Simmons a visit Sunday, and Mr. Botkin motored over in his new Ford.


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  • Maintained by: Kent
  • Originally Created by: William Harrison
  • Added: 1 Nov 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 43819227
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Martin Edward “Mart” Botkin (23 Mar 1887–21 Apr 1959), Find A Grave Memorial no. 43819227, citing Headwaters Cemetery, Bethel, Highland County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Kent (contributor 47846556) .