Martyn Family History

Scott H. Martyn
1340 N. Astor St., Unit 2407
Chicago, IL  60610
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John Piper MARTYN [137]
(1831-1916)
Hannah MANN [138]
(1834-1923)
William RUEHLE [139]
(1832-1892)
Barbara UNGERER [140]
(1841-1917)
Edmund Jonathan MARTYN [135]
(Abt 1861-1944)
Fredricka Wilhemina RUEHLE [136]
(1874-1929)

Glenn Edmund MARTYN [13]
(1895-1987)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Grace L. GRIEVE [14] [LVC5-ZZD] [118961548]

Glenn Edmund MARTYN [13] 1,2

  • Born: 27 November 1895, Sault Ste. Marie, Chippewa, Michigan, United States 1,2,3
  • Christened: 21 March 1896, Sault Ste. Marie, Chippewa, Michigan, United States
  • Marriage (1): Grace L. GRIEVE [14] [LVC5-ZZD] [118961548] on 11 September 1925 in Drummond, Chippewa, Michigan, United States
  • Died: 6 May 1987, Kerrville, Kerr, Texas, United States at age 91 3,4
  • Buried: 8 May 1987, Kerrville, Kerr, Texas, United States

   Cause of his death was Apparent Heart Attack.

   Another name for Glenn was William Edmund Glenn MARTYN.

   FamilySearch ID: LJKW-32J.

  General Notes:

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The Sault Ste. Marie News (The Democrat)
Saturday, November 30, 1895, Page 2
A fine eleven-pound son was born to Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Martyn early Wednesday morning (November 27, 1895).
---Transcribed by Ida Reed.

The Sault Ste. Marie News (The Democrat)
Saturday, March 28, 1896, Page 1
Mrs. Wm. Ruehle Pleasantly Entertained Friends last Saturday (March 21, 1896).
Mrs. Wm. Ruehle entertained a number of lady friends at her home on Peck Street last Saturday afternoon from 3 until 9 o'clock. It was her birthday anniversary, and in addition to that it was also chosen as the day of christening of her youngest grand child, William Edmund Glenn Martyn, who was four months old on the same day.
---Transcribed by Ida Reed.

During the depression, Glenn got a lead on a job in the Detroit area and took his family south from the Soo.

On the night that Glenn died in Texas, his son, Bruce Martyn, was in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada having call the play-by-play of the Detroit Red Wings game earlier that evening. Bruce's wife, Donna, traveled with Bruce for this game in order to visit friends, Bruce and Audrey McGregor who lived in Edmonton. With both Donna and Bruce away from home, Bruce's sister Barbara called Bruce's son Scott in Ohio to let him know what happened and see if he knew the whereabouts of his parents.

Knowing that his father was traveling with the Red Wings, Scott called the radio station in Detroit, WJR, that carried the Red Wing games and asked for information on the hotel that the team stayed at in Edmonton. With that information, Scott called Bruce and gave him the news. This was also how Scott found out that Donna was traveling with Bruce on this trip.

Bruce and Donna left Edmonton the next day for Texas. That night was the first and only Detroit Red Wing game in a career spanning 31 seasons that Bruce did not broadcast. Frank Beckman, the Sports Director at WJR flew to that nights game and filled in for Bruce.

  Birth Notes:

November 30, 1895 Page 2
a fine eleven-pound son was born to Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Martyn early Wednesday morning.
November 30,

  Christening Notes:

Thursday, March 28, 1896 Page 1
Mrs. Wm. Rueble Pleasantly Entertained Friends last Saturday.
Mrs. Wm. Rueble entertained a number of lady friends at her home on Peck Street last Saturday afternoon from 3 until 9 o'clock. It was her birthday anniversary, and in addition to that it was also chosen as the day of christening of her youngest grand child, William Edmund Glenn Martyn, who was four months old on the same day.

  Noted events in his life were:

1. Social Security Number: 371-03-1325: Caledonia, Kent, Michigan, United States. 3
Last Residence: 78028 (Kerrville, Kerr, TX)
Last Benefit: 78028 (Kerrville, Kerr, TX)



2. Census: 1900 United States, 16 June 1900, Sault Ste. Marie, Chippewa, Michigan, United States.
Glenn appears in the 1900 US Federal Census in the household of his grandmother, Barara Ruehle.



3. Census: 1910 United States, 15 April 1910, Sault Ste. Marie, Chippewa, Michigan, United States. 1910_MI_Chippewa_12_17_10a

Glenn was living in the Peck Street house of his grandmother, Barbara Ruehle, along with his mother, Minnie and Step-father, Mark Shipley. Also in the household was his Aunt, Emma Common.



4. Draft Registration: World War I, 4 June 1917, Sault Ste. Marie, Chippewa, Michigan, United States.



5. Census: 1920 United States, 24 January 1920, Sault Ste. Marie, Chippewa, Michigan, United States. 1920_MI_Chippewa_11_32_16a

At the time of the 1920 US Census, Glenn was 23 years old and living on Peck Street with his step-father, Mark Shepley and mother, Minnie Shepley. His occupation was listed as "wage worker in the tanning industry". The census also recorded that his father was born in Canada. This conflicts with Edmund J. Martyn's marriage record indicating New York as his place of birth. They may not have been aware of Edmund's actual birth place since he wasn't around in 1920 when the census was taken.

6. Residence: 326 Withington Avenue, 26 September 1927, Ferndale, Oakland, Michigan, United States.



7. Census: 1930 United States, 26 April 1930, Ferndale, Oakland, Michigan, United States. 1930_MI_Oakland_63-25_14_26a

Glenn was living on Channing Street in Ferndale, Michigan with his wife Grace, their son Bruce, and Grace's sister Mollie Grieve.

8. Residence: 434 East Channey Avenue, 26 April 1930, Ferndale, Oakland, Michigan, United States.



9. City Directory: Polk's Sault Ste. Marie City Directory 1939-40, 1939, Sault Ste. Marie, Chippewa, Michigan, United States. Glen and Grace residing at 317 Peck Street



10. Census: 1940 United States, 18 April 1940, Sault Ste. Marie, Chippewa, Michigan, United States. Includes Glenn and Grace Martyn and their children Bruce and Barbara.

11. Residence: 317 Peck Street, 18 April 1940, Sault Ste. Marie, Chippewa, Michigan, United States.



12. City Directory: Polk's Sault Ste. Marie City Directory, page 127, 1952, Sault Ste. Marie, Chippewa, Michigan, United States.

13. Occupation: Salesman, Harrington Nash, 1952, Sault Ste. Marie, Chippewa, Michigan, United States.

14. Residence: 319 Peck Street, 1952, Sault Ste. Marie, Chippewa, Michigan, United States.



15. City Directory: Polk's Sault Ste. Marie City Directory 1956, 1956, Sault Ste. Marie, Chippewa, Michigan, United States.

16. Hobbies: Calendar Art, 28 March 1986, Kerrville, Kerr, Texas, United States. The Sault Ste. Marie News (The Democrat)
Saturday, March 28, 1896, Page 1
Mrs. Wm. Ruehle Pleasantly Entertained Friends last Saturday (March 21, 1896).
Mrs. Wm. Ruehle entertained a number of lady friends at her home on Peck Street last Saturday afternoon from 3 until 9 o'clock. It was her birthday anniversary, and in addition to that it was also chosen as the day of christening of her youngest grand child, William Edmund Glenn Martyn, who was four months old on the same day.
---Transcribed by Ida Reed.



17. Obituary: Kerrville Daily Times, 7 May 1987, Kerrville, Kerr, Texas, United States.



18. Cemetery: Garden of Memories, 8 May 1987, Kerrville, Kerr, Texas, United States. Garden of Memories Cemetery Photos
Inscription: Martyn, Glenn, 27 Nov 1895 - 6 May 1956, Grace, 8 Dec 1895 - 17 Oct 1990


Glenn married Grace L. GRIEVE [14] [LVC5-ZZD] [118961548] [MRIN: 4], daughter of Alexander F. GRIEVE [15] [LVC5-8QD] [138379612] and Jane A. MITCHELL [16] [LVCB-1R6] [138379800], on 11 September 1925 in Drummond, Chippewa, Michigan, United States. (Grace L. GRIEVE [14] [LVC5-ZZD] [118961548] was born on 8 December 1895 in Cheboygan, Cheboygan, Michigan, United States,5,6,7 died on 17 October 1990 in Austin, Travis, Texas, United States 5,6 and was buried on 22 October 1990 in Kerrville, Kerr, Texas, United States.)