John William Martin
- Born: 25 Jan 1896, Pittsylvania Co., VA
- Marriage: Jennie O. Houlton on 25 Dec 1922 in Danville, VA
- Died: 29 Apr 1962, Danville City, Virginia at age 66
- Buried: Mountain View Cemetery, Danville, VA
Cause of his death was Terminal Uremic State.
The 1900 Federal Census for Chatham, Pittsylvania Co., Virginia, District 75, page 321B, dated June 27, 1900 records John Wm Martin (Jan 1897 - VA) [Jennie Houlton's future husband] living with parents John B. (Dec 1869 - VA/VA/VA) and Mary E. (Oct 1871 - VA/VA/VA) Martin and siblings Roy J. Martin (April 1893 - VA), Connie A. Martin (Dec 1895 - VA), and George G. Martin (Dec 1898 - VA). John and Mary have been married for 10 years and have had 5 children of whom 4 are still living. Also in the household is a widowed mother, Elizabeth A. Martin (May 1840 - VA/VA/VA). She has had 2 children both of whom are still living.
The 1910 Federal Census for Tunstall, Pittsylvania Co., Virginia, District 107, page 75B, dated April 20, 1910 records John Martin (13 - VA) [Jennie Houlton's future husband] living with parents James (40 - VA/VA/VA) and Mary (38 - VA/VA/VA) Martin and siblings Roy Martin (16 - VA), Connie Martin (15 - VA), and George Martin (11 - VA). James and Mary have been married for 20 years and have had 6 children of whom 4 are still living. Also in the household is a widowed mother, Barbara Corliss (65 - VA/VA/VA) [or perhaps Corliss Barber] She has been married for 40 years and has had 2 children both of whom are still living.
The WWI Draft Registration Card for John William Martin dated June 5, 1918 records his date of birth as January 25, 1896 in Pittsylvania Co., VA. He is a Plumber working in Danville, VA and supports his mother. He is short with medium build and has brown eyes and black hair.
See general notes on his wife for 1920 census facts.
The 1930 Federal Census for Danville Ward 4, Virginia, District 9, page 204A, dated April 12, 1930 records John W. (32 - VA/VA/VA) and Jennie Y. (28 - NC/England/NC) Martin with their daughter Eatrue Martin (3 - VA). John is a Plumber and has been married to Jennie for 7 years.
The 1940 Federal Census for Danville Ward 8, Virginia, District 106-24A, page 364A, dated April 16, 1940 records John W. (43 - VA) and Jennie H. (36 - NC) Martin with their daughter Eris A. Martin (13 - VA) living at 217 Montague Street. John has completed 6 years of schooling and is employed as the Owner of a Contract Plumbing business. Jennie has completed 1 year of high school and is not employed. Also in the household is Jennie's widowed mother, Willie B. Houlton (65 - NC).
The WWII Draft Registration Card (for men born on or after April 28, 1877 and on or before February 16, 1897) for John William Martin dated April 27, 1942 lists his date of birth as January 25, 1897 in Pittsylvania Co., VA. He is living with his wife, Mrs. J. W. Martin, at 217 Montague St., Danville, VA. He is working as a Plumber in his own business and his physical description is 5' 5", 162 lbs with brown eyes, brown hair and ruddy complexion. He notes that his "left fore finger cut off at tip end".
Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014
Name: John William Martin
Residence: 217 Montague St., Danville, VA
Occupation: Retired Contractor / Plumbing & Heating
Age at Death: 65
Birth Date: 25 Jan 1897
Death Date: 29 Apr 1962
Death Place: Memorial Hospital, Danville (Ind. City), Virginia
Burial: Mountain View Cemetery, Danville, VA
Registration Date: 3 May 1962
Father: John Berry Martin
Mother: Mary Barbour
Spouse: Jennie Houlton
Military Status: WWI
Informant: Mrs. Jennie H. Martin (wife)
Noted events in his life were:
• Occupation: Plumber.
John married Jennie O. Houlton on 25 Dec 1922 in Danville, VA. (Jennie O. Houlton was born on 31 Dec 1901 in Durham, North Carolina, died on 6 Aug 1985 in Danville City, Virginia and was buried in Mountain View Cemetery, Danville, VA.) The cause of her death was Myocardial Infarction.
Virginia, Select Marriages, 1785-1940
Name: Jennie O. Houlton
Marital Status: Single
Birth Date: 1902
Birth Place: Durham, N.C.
Marriage Date: 25 Dec 1922
Marriage Place: Danville, VA.
Father: F.J. Houlton
Mother: W.B. Houlton
Spouse: Jno. Wm. Martin
Marital Status: Single
Birth Date: 1896
Birth Place: Pittsylvania Co., VA
Father: J.B. Martin
Mother: Mary E. Martin
FHL Film Number: 888942
Reference ID: pg132 cn804