Monday, March 10, 2014

FOUND: Photo of Russell S. Martin of Randolph County & Tipton County

Shelley Cardiel ( has found this photo of a Russell S. MARTIN which was taken at the E. R. Hiatt Studio in Winchester, Randolph County, Indiana. The photograph is dated 1890, with Russell just an infant at the time. According to the limited research Shelley was able to do, Russell Stephen MARTIN was born 18 April 1890 in Randolph County, Indiana to parents Alfred Orzo MARTIN (1865-1940) and Mary Luella ALDRICH (1868-1940). He was one of 5 children born to this couple: Basil Aldrich; Emily I.; Russell Stephen; Davis, and Doris L. MARTIN, all born between 1887 and 1902.

Russell Martin married Leah THROCKMORTON (1890-1996) and together they had 5 children. He died in May 1979 in Tipton County, Indiana and is buried in the Fairview Cemetery in Tipton.

Census records provide the following details:

1920 census of Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana:
Russell S. MARTIN, age 29, born IN, parents born IN/OH, a Bank Clerk
Leah MARTIN, wife, age 29, born IN, parents born IN
Joann MARTIN, daughter, age 5 months, born IN

1940 census of Tipton County, Indiana:
Russell MARTIN, age 49, born IN, a Bank President
Leah D. MARTIN, wife, age 49, born IN
JoAnn MARTIN, daughter, age 20, born IN

Shelley is hoping to locate someone from this Martin family so that the photo can be returned to the care of family. If you are a descendant of this family, or you know someone who might be, please contact her directly.

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