Jesse B. Martin (1868-1945)

Source: Encyclopedia of Virginia Biography, Volume V.
Lyon Gardiner Tyler, LL. D.
New York; Lewis Historical Publishing Company; 1915
Page 762

Photograph - Jesse B. MartinJesse B. Martin, son of John Van Buren and Sarah Amanda (Burdette) Martin, was born in Prunty Town, West Virginia, March 11, 1868. He was educated in the public schools of Luray, Virginia, Locust Dale Academy, and the University of Virginia, completing his legal studies at the latter institution in 1894, and the same year was admitted to the Virginia bar. He began professional practice at Luray, as member of the law firm, Armstrong & Martin, general practitioners, but since 1909 has been practicing alone. A Democrat in politics he was elected mayor of Luray in June, 1913, and in all his activities is a leader. He is a man of untiring energy, his ambition being to do all things well, and to merit the approval of his own conscience. As is ever the case with the fearless honorable men, he found popularity and warm support from the best element of his community and from his position of trust and influence, has been able to accomplish much for the public good. He is a member of the fraternal order, Knights of Pythias, and is a communicant of the Methodist Episcopal church, South, of Luray.

Mayor Martin married, December 5, 1894, Nannie Mary, born in Rappahannock county, Virginia, daughter of Dr. Thomas Benjamin and Mary E. (Miller) Amiss. They have one child, Virginia Amiss, born in Luray, Virginia, April 12, 1904.

Additional Information

Find A Grave Memorial - Jesse Burrows Martin

Certificate of Death, Page County, Virginia #27413
Full Name: Jesse B. Martin
Date of Death: December 6, 1945
Place of Death, Luray, Page County, VA
Name of Spouse: Nannie Martin
Date of Birth: March 11, 1868 (age 77y-8m-25d)
Birthplace: Pruntytown, W.Va.
Usual Occupation: Retired Hotel Clerk
Father: John VanBuren Martin, born in W.Va.
Mother: Armanda Burdett, born in Culpeper Co., Va.
Informant: Va. Martin of Luray, Va
Burial: Luray Va.
Cause of Death: Cerebral hemorrhage

Taylor County BIRTH REGISTER, Page 67, Line 106
Name: Jesse B. Martin
Born: 11-Mar-1868 in Taylor County, WV
Son-of: John V. Martin (Lawyer) and S. A. Martin

1880 Census, Page County, Virginia
ED:63, Page No. 12, Luray Township
Dwelling #95, Family #102
ARMSTRONG, E. Jones (head), 39, Lawyer, VA-VA-VA
", M. E. (wife), 34, Keeping house, VA-VA-VA
MARTIN, Jesse B. (nephew), 12, WV-VA-VA
BURL, Martha (domestic) 38, VA-VA-VA


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