1864–1914

Introduction

portrait

Born: De­cem­ber 25, 1864, Hights­town, New Jer­sey.

Died: Au­gust 30, 1914, Ri­al­to, Flo­ri­da.

Buried: Fort My­ers Ce­me­te­ry, Fort My­ers, Flo­ri­da.

portrait

Biography

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).

Sources

Lyrics

Music