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Clyde Martin's Family History

Updated on September 6, 2016
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I'm carrying on my mother's research into our family history. I've self-published some family memoirs & learned a lot about different eras.

Pioneer Kansas Family

My dad, Clyde Owen Martin, is the subject for my mom's second book. Some of my essays and my sister Cindy's are included as well. While compiling my mom's writing and research into the book, I uncovered some family history that was new to me. We also turned up some vintage family pictures that I'd not seen before.

It's the story of a hardworking midwestern family man and oilfield worker. He was one of eight children that grew up on a farm in Kansas. His background includes Kansas pioneer families. To get the whole story, I recommend that you get Dad's book. Click on the book cover below or go to Blurb to order it.

In this lens, I'll share some of the photos, information and family tree with you.

(photo from the Martin family album)

A Short Slide Show about Clyde Owen Martin's Book

There's a short ad at the beginning, so wait a few seconds to get to the slideshow.

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Names on Clyde Martin's Family Tree

My Dad's father was Charles Lorenzo Martin and his mother was Cora Myrle Joy. When you go back another generation you'll see Kennedy as well. Below are names you'll see on the family tree:

  • Martin

    Joy

    Kennedy

    Buckland

    Stone

    Summers

    Ellison

    Carroll

    Richard

    Rollins

    Burns

    Dunn

    Rosebaugh


Clyde Martin's Family Tree

Clyde's mother worked on the family genealogy for many years. After her death, his wife, Gail Lee Martin, took it up and pursued it diligently. Now my sister and I have taken on the challenge of tracing the Martin/Kennedy/Joy families even further back.

You can get lovely family tree charts to display your genealogy research.

Cora Joy Martin and Charles Lorenzo "Ren" Martin
Cora Joy Martin and Charles Lorenzo "Ren" Martin

Ren and Cora Martin

Clyde Martin's Parents

This is Ren and Cora's wedding day picture.

They raised eight children (Clyde was the sixth). The other children were Dorothy, Vivian, Zella, Helen, Charles, Howard and Ralph Martin.

Cover for the recently published book

Cover for the recently published book
Cover for the recently published book

Sample Parts of the Book about CLYDE OWEN MARTIN

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Family Photos in the Book - Click on any photo to see it larger

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Model A, Briggs special that Clyde Martin restored.Madison graduating class (Madison, Kansas)Ren and Cora Martin with their children (Clyde is the baby held by Ren)sheep on the Ren Martin farm during the 1930sClyde Martin in his Sunday best
Model A, Briggs special that Clyde Martin restored.
Model A, Briggs special that Clyde Martin restored.
Madison graduating class (Madison, Kansas)
Madison graduating class (Madison, Kansas)
Ren and Cora Martin with their children (Clyde is the baby held by Ren)
Ren and Cora Martin with their children (Clyde is the baby held by Ren)
sheep on the Ren Martin farm during the 1930s
sheep on the Ren Martin farm during the 1930s
Clyde Martin in his Sunday best
Clyde Martin in his Sunday best

Clyde Martin's Favorite Authors

He's a big fan of westerns, but reads widely. When he's not watching baseball on TV, he probably has a vintage book in his hand, rereading a Zane Grey for the fifth time. He read B.M. Bower and Louis L'Amore too.

The book my father received as a child that inspired his lifelong interest in Abraham Lincoln.
The book my father received as a child that inspired his lifelong interest in Abraham Lincoln. | Source

Collecting Lincoln Books - Clyde Martin's Bookshelf

Dad's interest in Abraham Lincoln started when he was a child. His grandmother had a book that greatly impressed him. Over the years Dad collected books about Lincoln and read them all.

Sad News - April 2012

At the age of 87, my dad passed away. I appreciate your visit to this web page of his interests and family history.

Clyde Owen Martin's obituary

Links for the Martin Family


Martin Celtic Cross by NameGame (available on Zazzle products)

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      Virginia Allain 6 years ago from Central Florida

      @AlleyCatLane: I'd love to see a lens about your father. It's a great way to preserve family memories.

      I don't think my line of Martins came through Iowa, so probably no relation to your ex. That's an extremely common last name.

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      AlleyCatLane 6 years ago

      Sorry to hear of your Dad's passing. My father passed mid May this year. I have been thinkin g of doing an article on him. I wonder if your line has any ancestors in common with my ex. His Martin family was from Riverton, Iowa.

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      Frischy 6 years ago from Kentucky, USA

      This is a beautiful tribute to your father!

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      Ann Hinds 7 years ago from So Cal

      I am such a sucker for family histories and I enjoyed this lens. Angel blessed

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