The obituary of George Martin.

Wilson Daily Times, 17 July 1928.


In the 1880 census of New Hope township, Chatham County, N.C., George Martin, 12, servant, in the household of Frederic Hartsoe, a 63 year-old white farmer.

In the 1910 census of Tarboro, Edgecombe County, N.C.: George Martin, 42, electric company electrician; wife Bettie, 36; and adopted son James, 3.

In the 1920 census of Wilson, Wilson County: at 110 Reid Street, George Martin, 54, electric company lineman; wife Bettie, 46; mother-in-law Lou Hunter, 67, widow; and son Vernon Martin, 14.

George Aldrich Martin died 16 July 1928 in Wilson. Per his death certificate, he was 61 years old; was born in Chatham County, N.C., to Pomp Martin and Annie Crump; was married to Bettie Minnie Martin; worked as an electrician “wiring houses for himself”; and was buried in Wayne County, N.C.