Born: December 25, 1864, Hightstown, New Jersey.
Died: August 30, 1914, Rialto, Florida.
Buried: Fort Myers Cemetery, Fort Myers, Florida.
William was the husband of Euretta (Etta) May Wilcox (married 1891).
He graduated from the Peddie Institute in Hightstown in 1884, and in 1891 from the Crozer Theological Seminary, Upland, Pennsylvania (alma mater of civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr.).
Martin served as pastor of the Grace Baptist Church (formerly Cramer’s Hill), Camden, New Jersey (1891–94); Noank Baptist Church, Noank, Connecticut (1894–1900); Tabernacle Baptist Church, New Albany, Indiana (1900–02); First Baptist Church, Seymour, Indiana (1902–04); First Baptist Church, Bluffton, Indiana (1904–09); Grace Baptist Church, Somerville, Massachusetts (1909–12); and the First Baptist Church, Fort Myers, Florida (1912–14).