W. CAREY MARTIN. The present
mayor of the City of Atlantic is W. Carey Martin, a prominent young attorney,
member of the law firm Shaw, Martin & Martin, he and his younger brother
comprising the junior members of the this law partnership.
Mr. Martin's father, W. R. Martin, was born at Kewanee, Illinois, and was
brought to Iowa when a child by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Martin.
Richard Martin served with an Illinois regiment in the Union army during the
Civil war. W. R. Martin has been a very successful farmer and stock man, and he
and his wife now reside in the City of Shenandoah, from which point he operates
extensive farming and live stock interest. He has been an officer in the
Christian Church. W. R. Martin married Mary R. Miller, who was born in Hamburg,
Fremont County, Iowa, in 1867. Her father, Squire Miller, was an early justice
of the peace and a well known character of Fremont County. Mrs. W. R. Martin is
a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution.
The oldest of the three children is J. Stuart Martin, who was born at Farragut,
Iowa, February 4, 1891. He graduated from the College of Business
Administration, University of Michigan, in 1916, and has since applied his
energies to farming and the live stock business near Shenandoah and at the
present time is feeding 500 cattle for the market. He married in 1916 Chloe
Anderson, of Farragut, daughter of Charles Anderson, one of the wealthy and
prominent citizens of Farragut. They have two children: Betty Jean, born April
1, 1918, and Billie Charles, born in 1923. Mrs. J. Stewart Martin was educated
in Grinnell College and is a graduate of Tabor College.
W. Carey Martin was born near Farragut, Iowa, May 20, 1894, and after the local
schools entered Cotner University at Lincoln, Nebraska. He received the degree
Bachelor of Philosophy in 1915, then spent a year of residence at the University
of Chicago, taking his Bachelors degree and in 1922 was graduated from the law
department of the University of Chicago with the degree of Doctor of
Jurisprudence, cum laude.
His military service interrupted his university studies. He enlisted in the
regular army in July, 1917, at Chicago and in February, 1918, went overseas,
went overseas, with the grade of sergeant. He was stationed at the supply depot
in France and after the armistice was transferred to an entertainment troup
touring the various camps in France and Germany. He received his honorable
discharge at Camp Mitchell, New York, July 1, 1919, and soon afterward resumed
his studies at the University of Chicago. After graduating he returned to Iowa
and has since been in practice at Atlantic, and has made a highly favorable
record as a well equipped and resourceful attorney. He was elected mayor of the
City of Atlantic in 1929.
Mr. Martin is affiliated with the Masonic fraternity, B. P. O. Elks and American
Legion. He is a member of the college fraternity Alpha Tau Omega. He married,
September 4, 1919, Miss Vera Anderson, of Auburn, Nebraska. She graduated from
the musical department of Cotner University at Lincoln, Nebraska, in 1915. She
is a member of the P. E. O. and the Christian Church.
Mayor Martin's younger brother, R. Kent Martin, also of the firm Shaw, Martin &
Martin, at Atlantic, was born August 11, 1900, at Farragut. He was graduated LL.
B. from the University of Iowa in 1925 and at once joined his brother in
practice at Atlantic. He married, December 28, 1927, Miss Dorothy O'Donoghue,
daughter of Doctor J. H. O'Donoghue, of Storm Lake, Iowa. Mrs. Martin was a
member of the same class in the law school at the University of Iowa as her
husband and is thoroughly well-qualified for a professional career. Mr. and Mrs.
Kent Martin are members of the Order of the Coif, the honorary legal fraternity.
He is affiliated with the B. P. O. Elks, and is a member of Phi Delta Phi
and Alpha Tau Omega. They are the parents o a daughter, Janet Mary, born October