[p. 919] general contractor and also general agent for the Reliance Life Insurance Company, of Pittsburg, Pa., has been a resident of New Castle for the past four years. He was born near Princeton, Lawrence County, Pennsylvania, and is a son of George Martin.
George Martin, who is a substantial farmer in Slippery Rock Township, Lawrence County, was born in this section in 1839, and is a son of John Martin, who was a native of Ireland and came to America and settled in Lawrence County in 1829.
After he left school George E. Martin worked for different telephone companies for about six years and then engaged in a general contracting and retail lumber business, under the style of McConahy & Martin. This partnership continued until April 1, 1908. Mr. Martin has been general manager for the Reliance Life Insurance Company of Pittsburg, during the current years, his territory covering Lawrence, Butler, Mercer and Venango Counties. He takes a lively interest in local politics and is a member of the Republican County Board of Registration for the Second District, Third Ward, New Castle.
In 1906 Mr. Martin was married to Miss E. Amanda Patterson, who was born at East Brook, Pa., and is a daughter of Thomas J. Patterson. Mr. Martin is a member of the Modern Woodmen of America, of which he is consul of New Castle Camp No. 5269.
20th Century History of New Castle and Lawrence County Pennsylvania and Representative Citizens Hon. Aaron L. Hazen Richmond-Arnold Publishing Company, Chicago, Ill., 1908
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