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William Augustus Martin

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William Augustus Martin

Birth
Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death
22 Oct 1922 (aged 80)
Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial
Arendtsville, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA Add to Map
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FORMER SENATOR MARTIN IS DEAD
Succumbed at 80 Years Sunday Morning at His Late Residence.
WAS THOUGHT IMPROVED
Began Political Career in State House of Representatives. Secured Right of Way For Harrisburg Railroad.
Former Pennsylvania State Senator William A. Martin died Sunday morn
Lincoln avenue, from the infirmities of old age. He was eighty years old last August 17.
While Mr. Martin had been in failing health for more than two years, he was seriously ill only a few hoursbefore his death. At 2:30 Sunday morning, he complained of not feeling well and members of his household were aroused. His condition became steadily worse and death ensued.

In March, 1920, Mr. Martin was confined to his house and for a year and a half he was unable to walk without assistance. Then there was a noticeable improvement in his condition. For the past few months he had been attending the regular weekly meetings of the board od directors of the Citizans Trust Company, of which he was vice president. He was thought to be in his usual health on retiring Saturday evening.

Politiacl Life
Mr. Martin began his political career in 1877 when he was nominated for the State House of Representatives by the Adams county Democratic party out of thirteen candidates. He was elected to that office and served one term. On June 14, 1886, he was nominated for State sentor from this district by the Democratic party and served one term at that time. In 1908 he was again elected to the office and served one term. He retired from political life in 1912.
Mr Martin was born in Franklin township, this county, August 17, 1842, a son of William B. and Elizabeth ( Logan ) Martin. He was reared on the farm and received an education in the schools of the district. At the age of twenty he learned the ambrotyping business, which he followed for two years. Afterward he took up lumbering, charcoaling and framing, following these enterprises actively until 1903, when he erected the house on Lincoln avenue and took up his residence in Gettysburg.

In the building of the railroad through Menallen township, he was actively interested. Mr. Martin inspected the first ties used in lts construction. He also secured the right of way for the entire leenght of the line from Harrisburg to Gettysburg.
In 1870, in Menallen township, he was married to Miss Mary Beamer, daughter of Henry Beamer. Of this union the fillowing sons and daughters survive:
Mrs. Jonas Robb, Mechanicsburg; Mrs. Hall Sharp, Cumberland, Maryland; Mrs. Victor Houseknecht, Harrisburg; Miss Alice Martin, at home; Harry and William Martin, Menallen township; and Paul A Martin, Broadway. Ten years ago Mr. Martin married Mrs. Ida Baugher, Carlisle street, who also survives. There are seventeen grandchildren and one great-grandchild. One sister, Mrs. Mary Greene, of Huntington, servives.
Funeral Wednesday afternoon, meeting at the house at 2 o'clock, Rev. A. E. Wagner, pastor od the Christ Lutheran Church here , of which he was a member, and Rev. D. T. Koser, of Arendtsville Lutheran Church, officiating.
Interment in the Arendtsville cemtery.
FORMER SENATOR MARTIN IS DEAD
Succumbed at 80 Years Sunday Morning at His Late Residence.
WAS THOUGHT IMPROVED
Began Political Career in State House of Representatives. Secured Right of Way For Harrisburg Railroad.
Former Pennsylvania State Senator William A. Martin died Sunday morn
Lincoln avenue, from the infirmities of old age. He was eighty years old last August 17.
While Mr. Martin had been in failing health for more than two years, he was seriously ill only a few hoursbefore his death. At 2:30 Sunday morning, he complained of not feeling well and members of his household were aroused. His condition became steadily worse and death ensued.

In March, 1920, Mr. Martin was confined to his house and for a year and a half he was unable to walk without assistance. Then there was a noticeable improvement in his condition. For the past few months he had been attending the regular weekly meetings of the board od directors of the Citizans Trust Company, of which he was vice president. He was thought to be in his usual health on retiring Saturday evening.

Politiacl Life
Mr. Martin began his political career in 1877 when he was nominated for the State House of Representatives by the Adams county Democratic party out of thirteen candidates. He was elected to that office and served one term. On June 14, 1886, he was nominated for State sentor from this district by the Democratic party and served one term at that time. In 1908 he was again elected to the office and served one term. He retired from political life in 1912.
Mr Martin was born in Franklin township, this county, August 17, 1842, a son of William B. and Elizabeth ( Logan ) Martin. He was reared on the farm and received an education in the schools of the district. At the age of twenty he learned the ambrotyping business, which he followed for two years. Afterward he took up lumbering, charcoaling and framing, following these enterprises actively until 1903, when he erected the house on Lincoln avenue and took up his residence in Gettysburg.

In the building of the railroad through Menallen township, he was actively interested. Mr. Martin inspected the first ties used in lts construction. He also secured the right of way for the entire leenght of the line from Harrisburg to Gettysburg.
In 1870, in Menallen township, he was married to Miss Mary Beamer, daughter of Henry Beamer. Of this union the fillowing sons and daughters survive:
Mrs. Jonas Robb, Mechanicsburg; Mrs. Hall Sharp, Cumberland, Maryland; Mrs. Victor Houseknecht, Harrisburg; Miss Alice Martin, at home; Harry and William Martin, Menallen township; and Paul A Martin, Broadway. Ten years ago Mr. Martin married Mrs. Ida Baugher, Carlisle street, who also survives. There are seventeen grandchildren and one great-grandchild. One sister, Mrs. Mary Greene, of Huntington, servives.
Funeral Wednesday afternoon, meeting at the house at 2 o'clock, Rev. A. E. Wagner, pastor od the Christ Lutheran Church here , of which he was a member, and Rev. D. T. Koser, of Arendtsville Lutheran Church, officiating.
Interment in the Arendtsville cemtery.


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