| For almost a quarter of a century Martin N. Castle has been a resident of Casper, where he is now engaged in the livery and feed business and is also well known as a contractor. He is one of the pioneer residents of his city, where he is widely and favorably known.|
He was born in Washington, Tazewell county, Illinois, November 2, 1862, his parents being Orren and Jane (Gibson) Castle. They settled in Illinois at an early period in the development of that state and there they spent their remaining days. They had a family of nine children, four of whom yet survive.
Martin N. Castle was reared and educated in Illinois and in 1889 left home, going to Nebraska, where he took up a homestead. He continued his residence in that state until 1894, when he removed to Casper, where he has since continued. Here he estabhshed a livery stable and is also engaged in the sale of feed. He carries on business as a contractor as well and he has become the owner of extensive property interests in Casper, having made judicious investment of his savings in real estate. In business affairs his judgment is sound and his discrimination keen.
In 1892 Mr. Castle was united in marriage to Miss Lula Erwin and to them have been born two children: Lula May, who was born May 6, 1894, and is now the wife of William Dowling; and Esther, who was born May 6, 1905. The elder daughter is a graduate of the high school and of a business college of Cheyenne and the younger daughter is now a high school pupil.
Mr. Castle is connected with the Improved Order of Red Men and with the Benevolent Protective Order of Elks. His political allegiance is given to the republican party and while interested in the questions and issues of the day, keeping well informed concerning matters of public policy, he does not seek office. He is one of the members of the Natrona County Fair Association and is interested in all those projects which have to do with the welfare and development of city and state, cooperating heartily in all movements for the general good. During his long residence in Casper he has become widely known and is familiar with much of the history of the development of this section of the state.