L.F. Martin

L.F. Martin, 1958

I am an old timer of Polk County, just been here 81 years the 10th of last April.

Have lived within seven miles of what is now Hatfield and played over this place when it was the woods when I was a boy.  Been ‘round a good deal but ‘round here most of the time.

Married to Clara A. Wheatherly August 27, 1899.  We raised eight children: four boys and four girls, all living.  I have been a stockman and dealer most of my time.  Polk County has been very good to me making a living and a little bit besides.

Been to the old time reunion many times when Uncle Jim Allen was manager.  I served as a J.P. several years.  Was somewhat instrumental in getting the new courthouse. 

Still going strong.  My wife is very feeble, is 77 years old the 10th of February this year.  

© Shirley Manning 2004