Green Lawn Abbey

Martin, Frank M.

Frank M. Martin
Born 1859
Died 1931
--Illness of several Weeks Proves Fatal to Ten Year Resident of Bexley--
Frank M. Martin, aged 72, retired newspaper publisher, died early Friday morning at his home, 2206 Bryden road, Bexley, following an illness of several weeks caused by a stroke of paralysis.
Prior to his retirement two years ago, Mr. Martin edited, owned and published newspapers in Caldwell and Woodsfield. Ten years ago he established his home in Bexley.
For many years Mr. Martin was prominent in Republican politics. A quarter of a century ago he served several terms on the Republican state central committee from the Fifteenth congressional district and was active at state conventions during these years, serving as secretary of the convention on at least two occasions.
Mr. Martin held commissions through appointment from three successive Republican presidents of the United States, McKinley, Roosevelt and Taft; first as supervisor of the census in 1900 for the Fifteenth congressional district, when his home was then in Caldwell, and later under two administrations as postmaster at Woodfield.
He was a candidate for the Republican nomination for congress in 1902 and was a presidential elector from Ohio in 1920, when the late President Harding was elected.
Mr. Martin was also active in Masonic affairs in southeastern Ohio and prominent in civic organizations , having served as president of the board of education and as a trustee of the Methodist church at Caldwell. He was a member of Bexley M. E. church and of the Scottish Rite and Aladdin Shrine, Columbus.
Surviving him are his wife, Mrs. Kate Mooney Martin, a daughter of the late Colonel S. L. Mooney of Woodsfield; three sons, Edmond M. Martin, special assistant to the postmaster general, Washington, D. C.; Donald K. Martin, secretary and counsel of the Ohio State Medical association, Columbus, and Samuel L. Martin, index clerk, House of Representatives, Washington, D.C.
Private services will be held at the family home at 3:30 p.m., Saturday, Dr. Frank O. Fowler, superintendent of White Cross hospital, former pastor of Bexley M. E. church, officiating. The family requests the omission of flowers. Funeral arrangements are in charge of Denton and Donaldson. Burial will be in Green Lawn Abbey.
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