Clyde Martin's Family History
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:
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.
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
Sample Parts of the Book about CLYDE OWEN MARTIN
Family Photos in the Book - Click on any photo to see it largerClick thumbnail to view full-size
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.
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)
- His wife's author page
find out about the books Gail has published and what she's working on now.
- His daughter, Virginia Allain's blog
about writing, self-publishing, book promotion, and photography.
- His daughter, Cynthia Ross' author page
about her book, nature writing, poetry, and Gene Stratton-Porter performances.