A Narrative History
The People of Iowa
SPECIAL TREATMENT OF THEIR CHIEF ENTERPRISES IN
EDUCATION, RELIGION, VALOR, INDUSTRY,
EDGAR RUBEY HARLAN, LL. B., A. M.
Curator of the
Historical, Memorial and Art Department of Iowa
THE AMERICAN HISTORICAL SOCIETY, Inc.
Chicago and New York
W. CAREY MARTIN. The present mayor of the City of Atlantic is W. Carey
Martin, a prominent young attorney, member of the law firm Shaw, Martin & Martin,
he and his younger brother comprising the junior members of the this law
Mr. Martin's father, W. R. Martin, was born at Kewanee, Illinois, and was
brought to Iowa when a child by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Martin.
Richard Martin served with an Illinois regiment in the Union army during the Civil
war. W. R. Martin has been a very successful farmer and stock man, and he
and his wife now reside in the City of Shenandoah, from which point he
operates extensive farming and live stock interest. He has been an officer in the
Christian Church. W. R. Martin married Mary R. Miller, who was born in
Hamburg, Fremont County, Iowa, in 1867. Her father, Squire Miller, was an early
justice of the peace and a well known character of Fremont County. Mrs. W. R.
Martin is a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution.
The oldest of the three children is J. Stuart Martin, who was born at
Farragut, Iowa, February 4, 1891. He graduated from the College of Business
Administration, University of Michigan, in 1916, and has since applied his energies
to farming and the live stock business near Shenandoah and at the present
time is feeding 500 cattle for the market. He married in 1916 Chloe Anderson,
of Farragut, daughter of Charles Anderson, one of the wealthy and prominent
citizens of Farragut. They have two children: Betty Jean, born April 1,
1918, and Billie Charles, born in 1923. Mrs. J. Stewart Martin was educated in
Grinnell College and is a graduate of Tabor College.
W. Carey Martin was born near Farragut, Iowa, May 20, 1894, and after the
local schools entered Cotner University at Lincoln, Nebraska. He received the
degree Bachelor of Philosophy in 1915, then spent a year of residence at the
University of Chicago, taking his Bachelors degree and in 1922 was graduated
from the law department of the University of Chicago with the degree of
Doctor of Jurisprudence, cum laude.
His military service interrupted his university studies. He enlisted in the
regular army in July, 1917, at Chicago and in February, 1918, went overseas,
went overseas, with the grade of sergeant. He was stationed at the supply
depot in France and after the armistice was transferred to an entertainment
troup touring the various camps in France and Germany. He received his
honorable discharge at Camp Mitchell, New York, July 1, 1919, and soon afterward
resumed his studies at the University of Chicago. After graduating he returned
to Iowa and has since been in practice at Atlantic, and has made a highly
favorable record as a well equipped and resourceful attorney. He was elected
mayor of the City of Atlantic in 1929.
Mr. Martin is affiliated with the Masonic fraternity, B. P. O. Elks and
American Legion. He is a member of the college fraternity Alpha Tau Omega. He
married, September 4, 1919, Miss Vera Anderson, of Auburn, Nebraska. She
graduated from the musical department of Cotner University at Lincoln, Nebraska, in
1915. She is a member of the P. E. O. and the Christian Church.
Mayor Martin's younger brother, R. Kent Martin, also of the firm Shaw,
Martin & Martin, at Atlantic, was born August 11, 1900, at Farragut. He was
graduated LL. B. from the University of Iowa in 1925 and at once joined his brother
in practice at Atlantic. He married, December 28, 1927, Miss Dorothy
O'Donoghue, daughter of Doctor J. H. O'Donoghue, of Storm Lake, Iowa. Mrs. Martin
was a member of the same class in the law school at the University of Iowa as
her husband and is thoroughly well-qualified for a professional career. Mr.
and Mrs. Kent Martin are members of the Order of the Coif, the honorary
legal fraternity. He is affiliated with the B. P. O. Elks, and is a member of
Phi Delta Phi and Alpha Tau Omega. They are the parents of a daughter, Janet
Mary, born October 25, 1930.
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