Fonds - Martin Family fonds

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Martin Family fonds

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  • 1879 (Creation)
    Martin Family
    Salmon Arm

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8 cm textual records

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Albert Herbert F. Martin was b.14 Dec. 1878 in Brock Twsp., Ontario. He was a schoolteacher for twenty years, having graduated from the Saskatchewan Normal School. Eighteen of those teaching years were spent working in Salmon Arm area. His teaching career was interrupted when he enlisted in the Forestry Draft, C.E.F. in 1916. After serving overseas, he taught school at South Canoe School until he retired from teaching in 1928. Records suggest that he continued to work at other things. Albert Martin died in 1946 of Addison’s Disease.

After his first wife, Lydia, died (1921) following a lengthy illness, he married Amelia Sparkes, who was born 19 Dec. 1882, in London England. Amelia was very active in the community and served on the School Board for fifteen years. Amelia died in 1962. She was survived by three stepsons, Percy, Don, and Russell.

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The fonds is divided into three series and consists of a diary, person papers of Albert and Amelia Martin.

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