We are so lucky to meet some distant cousins on Facebook. They are interested in the family history too and shared some vintage photos.
To get you oriented, here’s how Robert Cecil Martin fits on our family tree:
Many thanks to Skyler Martin, Jona Martin, Linda Haney and Sarah Michelle Martin for preserving and sharing these family images:
Sarah Anceldell Clark was born on February 7, 1892, in Toronto, Kansas. Her father, Charnel, was 49 and her mother, Malinda Jane Richardson, was 40 (both were born in Indiana). Sarah married Robert Cecil MARTIN on March 8, 1916, in her hometown. They had one child during their marriage, Robert Cecil Martin Jr.
When Robert Cecil MARTIN was born on September 7, 1893, in Madison, Kansas, his father, John Thomas Martin, was 27 and his mother, Cordelia Jane Stone, was 28.
Bob was 24 years old and living in Greenwood, Kansas when he registered for the World War I draft.
He, his wife and son lived in Janesville, Kansas.
Robert died at 74 on Jan 24, 1968 in Phoenix, Arizona. Sarah died on August 19, 1974, in Madison, Kansas, at the age of 82, and was buried there.
(Let me know if anything needs correcting or if you have more photos to include)