MAURICE BENJAMIN MARTIN

Maurice Benjamin Martin gravestone
(Photo by Vernon B. Paddock)

B. 1918 in Illinois
D. February 20, 1975 in Cook County, IL
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  • Father: Benjamin Johnson Martin born January 5, 1883 in Wauconda Township, Lake County, IL, son of Bernard Francis “Barney” Martin (1847-1906) and Mary Elizabeth “Lizzie” (Barker) Martin (1849-1909); Benjamin died April 28, 1930 in Avon Township, Lake County, IL; buried in Transfiguration Cemetery, Wauconda, Lake County, IL

According to the McHenry Plaindealer (McHenry IL) Thursday, May 1, 1930, page 8:

“BEN MARTIN – Ben Martin, about 47 years old, died suddenly at his home near Round Lake Monday night.  He is survived by his wife and five children.  Clarence Martin of this city is a brother.  Funeral services were held at Round Lake at 10 o’clock this Thursday morning with burial at Wauconda.”

According to the Chicago Tribune (Chicago IL) Tuesday, July 31, 1945, page 17:

“MARTIN – Geraldine Martin, nee Rush, beloved wife of Maurice, devoted mother of Jerome, Muriel and Benjamin, dear daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Rush, fond sister of Francis and Ambrose Rush.  Funeral Wednesday, Aug. 1, at 9:15 a. m., from funeral home, 3026 Belmont avenue, to St. John Berchmans church.  Interment St. Joseph’s cemetery.  Information, Jun. 4200.”

  • Children:
    1. Benjamin Martin born about 1936 in Illinois (NOTE: possibly Benjamin Grandberg according to the Chicago Tribune, February 22 obituary for Anna E. Rush and 1992 obituary for Francis Rush)
    2. Muriel (Martin) Wronkowski born December 23, 1939 in Illinois; married Donald Wronkowski; Muriel died May 31, 2010; last residence in DeKalb, DeKalb County, IL
    3. Jerome “Jerry” Martin; married Elizabeth
  • Siblings:

According to the Chicago Tribune (Chicago IL) Wednesday, February 16, 2000, page 144:

GRANBERG
Catherine Elizabeth Granberg, age 80, beloved wife for 62 years of Charles F. Granberg; loving mother of Coralyn (Ronald) Peters, Charles J. (Joanne), Ben (Kathleen), Cathy (Kurt, C.F.D.) Janus, Michael Granberg, C.P.D., Mary (Mike, ret. C.P.D.) Roach, also the late Frank Granberg; cherished grandmother of 16; and great-grandmother of nine.  Catherine was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and caring friend to many.  She retired from the State of Illinois Attorney General’s Office.  She had also worked at the Uptown Chicago Commission and the Edgewater Beach Hotel.  Member of the Sauganash Womens Club and Queen of All Saints Over 50’s Club.  Mrs. Granberg was an avid reader, gardener and crossword aficionada.  Born in what is now known as Round Lake, IL on Sept. 17, 1919.  Graduate of Grant Comm. H.S., Ingleside, IL,, also attended Truman Jr. College.  Funeral Thursday, 9:30 a.m. from Smith-Corcoran Funeral Home, 6150 N. Cicero Ave., to Queen of All Saints Basilisa for Mass at 10 a.m.  Interment St. Joseph Cemetery.  Visitation Wednesday, 3 to 9 p.m.  Kindly omit flowers, donations to American Cancer Society appreciated. 773-736-3833″

Addition Information:

According to the 1910 U.S. Census for Cuba Township, Lake County, IL the household members were:

“Benjamin J. Martin, head, age 27, married once for 1 year, born in Illinois, parents born in Illinois, occupation: farmer – general farm; Cora A. Martin, wife, age 26, married once for 1 years, born in Illinois, parents born in Illinois; Vivian E. Martin, daughter, age 8/12, single, born in Illinois”

According to the 1920 U.S. Census for Avon Township, Lake County, IL the household members were:

“Ben Martin, head, age 37, married, born in Illinois, father born in Illinois, mother born in Canada, occupation: farmer – dairy farm; Cora Martin, wife, age 36, married, born in Illinois, parents born in Illinois; Vivian Martin, daughter, age 10, single, born in Illinois, Cecile Martin, daughter, age 6, single, born in Illinois, Benjamin Martin, son, age 1 11/12, single, born in Illinois; Catherine Martin, daughter, age 4/12, single, born in Illinois”

According to the 1930 U.S. Census for Township of Avon, Lake County, IL the household members were:

“Ben Martin, head, age 47, married at age 25, born in Illinois, father born in Illinois, mother born in Canada, occupation: farmer – general farm; Cora Martin, wife, age 47, married at age 25, born in Illinois, parents born in Illinois; Cecil (sic) Martin, daughter, age 15, single, born in Illinois; Morriss (sic) Martin, son, age 12, single, born in Illinois; Catherine Martin, daughter, age 10, single, born in Illinois”

According to the U.S., City Directories, 1822-1995 (Waukegan, Illinois, City Directory, 1937):

“Martin Maurice (Geraldine; 1) lab h106 Cory av

According to the 1940 U.S. Census for Avon Township, Lake County, IL living in Shaw Subdivision, the household members were:

“Morris (sic) Martin, head, age 22, married, highest grade completed: H-2, born in Illinois, lived in same place in 1935, occupation: machine tender – shingle mill; Geraldine Martin, wife, age 22, married, highest grade completed: H-4, born in Nebraska, lived in Omaha Nebraska in 1935; Bernard Martin, son, age 4, single, born in Illinois; Muriel Martin, daughter, age 3/12, single, born in Illinois”

According to the U.S., World War II Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947:

“Name: Maurice Benjaman Martin; R.F.D. No. 1, Round Lake, Lake County, Illinois; Telephone: (blank); Age in Years: 22; Date of Birth: 1-6-18; Place of Birth: Round Lake, Illinois, Lake, U.S.A.; Name of Person Who Will Always Know Your Address: W. E. Adamson; Address of That Person: Round Lake, Lake County, Illinois; Employer’s Name: Johns Manville Inc.; Place of Employment: Waukegan, Lake County, Illinois; Race: White: Height: 6-; Weight: 165; Eyes: Blue; Hair: Brown; Comlexion: Light; Signed: October 16th 1940.”

According to the Chicago Tribune (Chicago IL) Friday, February 21, 1975, page 16:

“MARTIN – Maurice B. Martin, age 57, of Chicago, beloved husband of the late Geraldine; dear father of Muriel (Donald) Wronkowski; and Jerome (Elizabeth) Martin; fond brother of Vivian (Dean) Porteous, Cecila (Ray) Drake and Catherine (Charles) Granberg; dear friend of Audrey Chmielewski; dearest grandfather of three.  Resting at Strang Funeral Chapel, 410 E. Belvidere Rd., Grayslake, after 3 p.m. Friday.  Funeral Mass 11 a.m. Saturday from St. Gilbert Church, Grayslake.  Interment Fort Hill Cemetery, Round Lake, Ill. 223-8122.”