Second Generation


7. Benjamin Lewis Martin Sr. was born on 26 February 1899 in Swan's Island, Hancock County, Maine, USA. Birth attended by Dr. H. W. Small. Weight 10 pounds. Ether administered to mother. He died in June 1968 at the age of 69 in Vinalhaven, Knox County, Maine, USA. BENJAMIN MARTIN
Vinalhaven: Benjamin Lewis Martin, Sr., 69, of Vinalhaven died at his residence on Thursday following a long illness. He was born at Swan's Island, Feb. 26, 1899, the son of William and Harriet (Matthews) Martin. He was educated in Swan's Island schools. Coming to Vinalhaven aver 50 years ago, he worked as a quarryman on the island. He later worked for Burnham and Morrill fish packing plant as a hoister. He was a member of the Woodcock - Cassie - Coombs post of the American Legion, Vinalhaven. Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Edna Martin of Vinalhaven; four daughters, Mrs. Doris Young, Mrs. Hildred Hutchinson and Mrs. Frances Chandler, all of Vinalhaven, and Mrs. Marilyn Dunham of Deer Isle; seven sons, Benjamin Martin, Jr., Albert Martin, Donald Martin, Herbert Martin, Abbott Martin and Lewis Martin, all of Vinalhaven and Paul Martin of Biddeford; a brother, Abbott Martin of Boston, Mass.; six sisters, Mrs. Bessie Scott of South Thomaston, Mrs. Mary Oxton of Belfast, Mrs. Addie Burgess of Stonington and Mrs. Jean Burns, Mrs. Evelyn Johnson and Mrs. Rosie Staples, all of Swan's Island; 24 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral services will be held Friday at 1 p.m. in the Mac Fee Funeral Home, Vinalhaven, with the Rev. Norman Peacock officiating. Burial will be at Roberts Cemetery, Vinalhaven. He was buried in Robert's cemetery, Vinalhaven.

Benjamin Lewis Martin Sr. and Ethel Y. Burgess were married on 6 November 1920 in Swan's Island, Hancock County, Maine, USA. Ethel Y. Burgess2, daughter of Charles T. Burgess and Malinda M. Tolman, was born on 16 November 1903 in Rockland, Knox County, Maine, USA.

Benjamin Lewis Martin Sr.-11517 and Ethel Y. Burgess-51770 had the following children:

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Lewis Martin lived in Vinalhaven, Knox County, Maine, USA in July 2002. He was born in Swan's Island, Hancock County, Maine, USA.

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Frances M. Martin-13888.

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Carl R. Martin was born on 30 March 1924.

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Lena L. Martin was born on 11 January 1926.

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Doris B. Martin-13886.

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Marilyn Patricia Martin-13889.

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Benjamin Lewis Martin Jr.-94564.

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Marguerite Martin-11518.

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Hildred E. Martin-13887.

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Albert Kenneth "Bikey" Martin-13891.

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Abbott Martin lived in Vinalhaven, Knox County, Maine, USA in July 2002. He was born in Swan's Island, Hancock County, Maine, USA.

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Herbert Victor Martin-13893.

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Augustine Martin was born (date unknown).

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Donald Martin-13892.

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Paul F. Martin-13896.

Benjamin Lewis Martin Sr. and Edna Y. Dunham were married about 1 August 1959 in Swan's Island, Hancock County, Maine, USA. Marriage also reported to have occurred at Vinalhaven, Knox County, Maine, USA. Edna Y. Dunham2, daughter of Edmund Dunham and Blanche Lee Stinson, was born on 19 March 1908 in Stonington, Hancock County, Maine, USA. She died on 20 December 1980 at the age of 72 in Belfast, Waldo County, Maine, USA. Death Archives
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Certificate Number: 8010425
Last Name: MARTIN
First Name: EDNA
Middle Name: D
Date of Death: Saturday, December 20, 1980
Town of Death: BELFAST
Age at Death: 72 Years
She was buried in Robert's cemetery, Vinalhaven. Edna was buried in Mt Hope, Searsport, Maine. Fourteen children.

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This Edna may not be the correct name but it is the one that was married to Levi in the Maine vital records. Obviously there can't be 2 Edna's in the family.