MARTIN, WILL IRVIN, 1871-1954

Biography:

Reporter, editor, newspaper columnist. Born– October 5, 1871, Peek’s Hill, Calhoun County, Ala. Parents– John T. and Emma C. (Finch) Martin. Education– University of Alabama, 1892. Employed by Gadsden Leader, 1892-95;  Gadsden Times, 1895; cast iron soil pipe company, Gadsden for two years, Chattanooga for one year; insurance company, Atlanta; managing editor, Gadsden Evening Journal, 1920-1924; established the Gadsden Evening Star, 1925; combined with Times, 1927-1955. Member Masons; Shriners; Rotary Club.  Died November 3, 1954.

Source:

Foreword of If Memory Serves; Obituary, from Find A Grave website.

Publication(s):

If Memory Serves. Cleveland, Tenn.; Banner Print, 1953.