HENRY DESIRES  MARTIN 1865-1938

Date of Birth: November 15, 1865

Place of Birth: Salisbury, CT.

Date of Death: August 16, 1938

Place of Death: 5 Branch Street, Mansfield, MA in the parlor @ 5 Branch Street, angina
Place Buried:
Village Cemetery, Shirley, MA

 

Date of Marriage: October 31, 1900 ME.
Wife: Clara Cambridge
Place of Marriage:
Clara's home, Dennysville, ME.

 

Son: Garland Cambridge Martin

Son: Glen Arlington Martin

Son: Prescott Henery Martin

Daughter: Christine (Teenie) Margaret Martin

Son: Clarence Lowell Martin

 

Brother: Theophlus Martin (Died in infancey Between 1862 and 1865 After marriage and before Henry Desires Martin was born)
Sister: Josephine Martin (died in infancy, no dates, buried Copake, NY)
Sister: Mary Louise "May" Martin (June 15, 1869 - December 4, 1949)
Sister:
 Phoeba Julia Martin (September 8, 1872 - February 3, 1931)
Sister:
Alice Sarah Martin (October 23, 1878 - July 21, 1929)

 

Father's Full Name: Barththolomew Martin Mother's Full Name: Mary Jaro (FR: Giroux)

 

Education, degrees, awards, organizations:

 

Notes:  He wrote a book on Cotton Manufacturing which was published by a Mr. Ranchodl Amratlal in India (Ahmedadab?)

 

Notes: From Christine (Martin) Norris - Matches photo of Adams Mass Mill

Henry D. Martin, overseer of spinning, age 16

2nd from left, front row, holding his hat

North Adams, Ma.(?)

 

Papa known as "H.D." or H.D.M. in the cotton business

 

Dear, Dear Papa

Papa often helped me with decisions

Did all those little children work??(?) there???

Mamma could help me with any studies I had difficulty in

What great teachers she must have had up there in Maine where she first went to school.

Papa became The Cotton Mill Expert. Did much of his cotton work in Warren R.I. BIG MILL

Later nylon etc. came in and for a while (only, but quite a while cotton was "out"

One could hear the mill machinery, as I lived fairly near that big cotton mill. It wasn't anything we paid attention to

(top) But later Nylon cut into cotton trade

My 1st 4 grades in school. No busses

Notes:

Henry supported his mother, three younger sisters and brother from the age of 14. Learned cotton mill business from the ground up starting in Williamstown, Ma. This took him all over New England and the South. Outstanding cotton mill supt. of his day, author of books and magazine articles on cotton mill management. Devoted to church, work, music, lay speaking. Other great interest = his autos, starting with Maxwell in 1916. Short, of small build, and extremely energetic. Attended Bucksport Seminary, Bucksport, Me. Taught school around Dennysville, Me. Her (Clara Cambridge) interests were her home, children and church. Great love for Dennysville and her family there. Quiet, hardworking, modest. Henry was handsome, and Clara was beautiful.

 

Occupation(s): Cottonmill Supervisor

 

Residences: Various in MA and CT, GA, NC, INDIA

 

Last Know Address: 5 Branch Street, Mansfield, MA

 

2024-05-11