Anna May "Annie" (Strauch) Martin was born in 1872 near Dawson, Fayette County, PA, the daughter of John H. and Catherine (Martin) Strauch. Annie's mother died in 1873, when Annie was a girl, and her father later married Mary Hester McKnight.
When she was 19 years of age, on April 30, 1891, Annie married 23-year-old carpenter William H. Martin (1867- ? ), a native of Iowa and the son of James and Susan Martin of Dawson. Rev. D. Flanigan officiated at the nuptials held in the parsonage of the Methodist Episcopal Church in Dawson.
Their known children were James Martin, George G. Martin, Ray A. Martin.
Circa 1920, the Martins resided in Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, OH. That year, William earned income as a railroad car inspector.
By 1949-1955, they were in Bedford, a Cleveland suburb.
Their fates are unknown.
~ Son James Martin ~
Son James Martin (1895- ? ) was born in about 1895 in Pennsylvania.
He married Mollie (1895- ? ).
Their home in 1930 was next door to his parents in Cleveland, and he worked as an assistant foreman for a freight depot, and she as an office stenographer.
~ Son Ray A. Martin ~
Son Ray A. Martin (1901- ? ) was born in about 1901 in Pennsylvania.
He wedded Florence L. (1902- ? ).
They bore two known children -- Rae Anna Martin and William J. Martin.
In 1930, he made a living as a gasoline station attendant in Cleveland.
Daughter Rae Anna Martin (1927- ? ) was born in about 1927 in Cleveland.
Son William J. Martin (1929- ? ) was born in about 1929 in Cleveland.
~ Son George G. Martin ~
Son George G. Martin (1903- ? ) was born in about 1903 in Pennsylvania.
In 1930, unmarried at age 27, he worked as a truck driver for an oxygen company and lived under his parents' roof in Cleveland.
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