"This photo is of my uncle, Calvin Martin. Uncle Cal was born to John & Rachel (Kinney) Martin on March 4, 1877 in Petersburg, IL. Cal was the 3rd of 6 children born to his parents. Only 3 of the boys lived to adulthood. Cal and his older brother, Tom, and a younger brother, Nathan, lived in an orphanage in Normal, Illinois after the death of their mother in 1884. Cal returned to his father in Petersburg during 1890. He eventually settled in the Oakland, Iowa area and farmed in Iowa during the remainder of his life. He married Mabel Turner and was the father of 5 children. He died on April 18, 1963."
Submitted by Allen L. Martin