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John F. Martin


Posted By: Roseanna Zehner
Date: 3/3/2004 at 13:35:20

MARTIN, JOHN F. was born in 1866 in Alamakee County, Iowa, and came to the Larchwood community in 1888. He married Mary Tracy on February 22, 1892. She was born on September 4, 1874 in Janesville, Wisc., the daughter of Edward and Catherine Tracy. They came to Iowa in the early 1880's in a covered wagon. Mary and John were the parents of four children- William, Charles, Bernice, and John (all deceased). Johnny was a well-known professional boxer. The Martins had 15 grandchildren. They engaged in farming, and he was also a carpenter. John passed away in December of 1925 and Mary on February 17, 1959.

- source: Remember the Past Build For the Future 1871-1972; Larchwood, Iowa
- transcribed by Roseanna Zehner


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