Charles Randolph Martin 1
- Born: 18 Nov 1907, Illinois 3,1013
- Marriage: Marjorie Jane Vandevender
- Died: 16 Oct 1984, Illinois at age 76 93
From: Jim & Anne Manes <email@example.com <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>>
Subject: Re: Heartland
Date: July 15, 2012 5:32:12 PM CDT
To: Woods Michael <email@example.com <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>>
Thanks for the info-have only looked from my phone this AM, will get on my computer after B & K leave later today. From what I can see it looks great for her. Jim and I will plan a trip over soon.
I called Dwayne this afternoon-he will be looking for dad's papers. He told me dad went to the P Canal for work in 1941- was there when the war broke out. He thought he was there 9 months-when he returned dad got a job on the rr-he was a fireman out of Bluffs (Wabash). Dwayne said he was drafted in 1943-he didn't have to go but chose to. Basic training, he thought in GA? Then went to England and on to France-not sure of time line. Not long after that he was hit and sent back to England. But he stayed in Army after healing and then back in France and worked in the post office.
Noted events in his life were:
• Residence, 1910-1930, Versailles township, Brown, IL. 3,13 Living here are Benjamin and wife Sarah, and children Fred, Ruth, William Charles, and James in 1930.
• Occupation: Farm laborer, 15 Apr 1930, Versailles township, Brown, IL. 3 Not living with his wife, Marjorie Jane. Living with his parents, Benjamin & Sarah Martin. Also living here are siblings Fred, Ruth, William, and James.
• Physical Description. 1 Missing an index finger that was shot off during the war.
• Residence, 13 Apr 1940, Versailles township, Brown, IL. 6 Living here are Charles Martin as head, wife Margie, and children Rita and Dwayne.
• Travel: From Cristobal, Canal Zone, Panama, 11 Sep 1942, New Orleans, LA. 1013 Came back from having worked in Panama. Grandson Mike said he worked down there for a time.
Charles married Marjorie Jane Vandevender, daughter of Henson Vandevender and Hattie Newell. (Marjorie Jane Vandevender was born in 1908 in Illinois 1,13 and died on 12 Jan 2012 in Springfield, Sangamon County, IL 1.)