- Floyd (the Barber) and his Uncle Lee, Evans (45 KB)
I remember our favorite uncle, Floyd, best. He was so much fun and so was his wife, Madge. Floyd was the son of Henry(son of Charles) and Lena Evans. Lee (LeRoy) was the son of Charles Evans and Frances Underwood. Lee's brother Henry was Floyd's father. Lee and his family moved to Bellaire, Michigan in the 1920's. Floyd and Madge stayed in Springfield, OH and took over Henry Evan's businesses. Floyd and Madge had one daughter, Patti Belle. Lee and Clella Evans had Leah Evans, mother of Marthena Guldemond Smith
- Leah Evans and her Aunt Lena (Shroades) Evans (48 KB)
Leah Evans was the daughter of Lee (Leroy) and Clella Gables Evans. Lena was the wife of Lee's brother, Henry Evans. This photo was taken in Bellaire, Michigan, the summer home of Lee and Clella Evans. The house they lived in was built by Amos Underwood, Lee and Henry's maternal grandfather. The house is still lived in today.
- Harry Evans (8 KB)
A young Harry Evans, son of Henry and Lena Evans, brother of Corrinne Evans. He was born Jan, 1897 in Springfield, OH. He married Celia Curry. They had one child, daughter, Maxine Evans who married John R. Blackburn. Maxine lives in Oxford, MS.
- Floyd and Madge Evans, Lifetime Springfielders (12 KB)
This photo of our favorite Granduncle Floyd and Grandaunt Madge may have been taken at their 50th wedding anniversary - perhaps the mid-70's, before Floyd died. Two wonderful, warm, fun and happy people. I loved them both very much!
- Harry Evans and wife, Celia Curry (29 KB)
Update: This photo is Harry Evans (1897-1976) and his wife, Celia Curry (1892-1974). They were found with photos in my Grandmother's collection (Corrine Frances Evans Martin - Harry's sister).
- Patti Belle Evans, Age 2 (48 KB)
This newsarticle appeared in the Springfield Newspaper on Patti's 2nd birthday. She was the daughter of Floyd and Madge Evans. She was Corrinne Evans Martin's niece and was chosen to be the flower girl at Jack & Barbara (Foley) Martin's wedding on her birthday, June 9, 1945. Patti Belle broke into tears when she learned she was not the one marrying Jack! A treasured family memory. Patti married Chuck Bowen and lives in North Rose, NY with one son, Craig and one daughter, Dawn and they have four lovely grandchildren.
- Portrait of a Woman and Child (26 KB)
This photo was found in my Grandparent's Martin (Corrinne Evans and Raymond B.- Mike Martin) collection. They must be family or friends. WE don't know who they are. If you recognize them, please contact me.
- First Cousins, Dick Wollam and Jack Martin (34 KB)
Springfield, Ohio. Taken abt. late 1930's. See Descendants of Mathias Smith Genealogy Report. Dick Wollams' Mother (Nellie) and Jack Martin's Father (Raymond) were brother and sister. Nellie and Raymond's parents were Anna F. Smith and James B. Martin. Of 6 children, only these two (and one other, Ollie and Pearl Stickrod) had children. Further, Jack and Dick were the ONLY children of their parents. Later generations (like mine) have been more productive and resupplied our line with numerous children and grandchildren! The Wollam descendants and the Martin Descendants recently found each other through genealogy research and the internet!
- 1904 JAMES B. MARTIN FAMILY, FAYETTE CO. (119 KB)
L-R, lst row: James Buchanan Martin, Edith Martin, Anna Smith Martin.
L-R second Row, Carl Martin, Raymond Buchanan Martin, Nellie Martin, Ollie Martin. Last Row, standing Center: Earl Martin
- Patti and Chuck Bowen visited Orlando, with Janie (9 KB)
Patti and Chuck Bowen with Janie Martin Whitty in Orlando, February, 1999. We are 1st cousins, once removed.
- Raymond Buchanan Martin (They called him Mike) (45 KB)
Exactly! Sharon asked why "Raymond" was called "Mike" as did I one time to Dad(Jack). Answer: "It was the result of people saying, 'Here comes MIKE(i.e., tough guy)'". REAL hard to reconcile with the VERY gentle, quiet man we knew as Gpa Martin, but he had a TOUGH childhood from what I can tell. Father dies when he's six(I think). Mother isn't really a HAPPY camper. He's kinda' small and a pretty kid. He wound up going to the Y alot, playing basketball. Dad said he was a "set shot artist", which means he could "swish 'em" from a ways out(pic's to come on him in his Bball outfits). Sometime between age 25 and 55, he stopped doing that and things kinda' went "south". Again, not what I remember as a Grandson. . . . but then, I do remember Gpa Martin running beside me on my bike, in Columbus, OH, as he taught me to ride WITHOUT my training wheels(Dad was in grad school). He WAS quite a guy and I miss him to this day. . . .!
- 1908 SMITH FAMILY REUNION (150 KB)
Begin 2nd row, seated, 3rd from Left is MILAN LEWIS SMITH (age 96); JOHN M. SMITH, son of Milan; SOPHRONIA BLOOMER SMITH, wife of John; ANNA SMITH MARTIN, daughter of John & Sophronia and Widow of JAMES B. MARTIN; 3RD Row Standing 3rd from Right just behind Anna, is her daughter, OLLIE MARTIN STICKROD.
- The Jack A. Martin Family (taken Abt. 1962) (16 KB)
From: History of a Happy Family, The Martin Photo Album (taken at Pensacola, FL) Pictured from Left to Right: Jack Allen Martin, Barbara Lou Foley Martin and children, Sue Anne, Christopher Allen, Stephen Richard, and Jane Ellen
- Unknown Blonde Young Woman (19 KB)
This may have been an old girlfriend of my Dad's (Jack A. Martin). His girlfriend in college was named Gloria. I wonder if this is her? If you recognize this pretty lady, please let me know.
- Marthena (Marty) Guldemond Smith (21 KB)
Marty is the daughter of Leah Evans Guldemond, who married Peter Guldemond. Leah was the daughter of Lee (LeRoy) Evans and Clella (Cables) Evans, who was the son of Charles Evans. Marty is our 2nd cousin and lives in Vermont to be near her children. She turned 80 this year and we keep in touch by e-mail!
- Springfield Abattoir Company - Leroy Evans (16 KB)
Early 1900's Springfield, Ohio. Leroy G. Evans was the manager of this meat packing company for 12 years and became one of the five owners in the coporation. Leroy is pictured center in the suit and hat. His younger brother Henry M. Evans is first on the left. This company was still operating in 1937, after Leroy retired from the business and moved to Michigan.
- Adam and Maria (DREW) ALT (58 KB)
This is a Picture of Adam & Maria (Drew) Alt. Adam ALT was born 25 Mar 1797 in Berkeley Co, VA. Mary DREW was born 31 July 1800 in Washington Co, MD. They came to Clark County OH in May 1817, married on 09 Feb 1818, in Champaign Co. OH.
Adam & Maria had 10 children and lived in the Springfield Twp. Three of their sons served in the Civil War, only 1 came home. Adam died 10 Mar 1874 in Springfield and Maria died 22 Dec 1886 in Springfield.
Photo by J. Coss, Main St., above the Mad River National Bank, Springfield, OH
- Charles W. Foley, Father of Arthur Lester Foley (34 KB)
This photo was published with the Obituary of Rev. Dr. Charles W. Foley in the Springfield Daily News, Nov. 7, 1937. The text of the obituary may be viewed in the "Related Files" section of the home page...."Foley/McDonald Obituaries". Charles Foley was the son of Frederick and Elizabeth (Leatherman) Foley. Frederick Foley was the son of Jasper and Catherine (Leatherman)Foley of Hampshire Co., VA/WV. Jasper Foley was the son of William S. Foley and Catharine Ball, dau. of Jasper Ball. The Father of William S. Foley (b. 1828, Hampshire Co. WV) was John Foley.
- Six Portraits of Unidentified People (110 KB)
These photos were taken in Springfield, OH and were in the possession of Mike and Corrinne Evans MARTIN. They could be relatives or friends. Please take a close look and e-mail me if you recognize any of them.
- Mahala ARMSTRONG & Milan Lewis SMITH (31 KB)
Our only known photo of Mahala ARMSTRONG SMITH. These photo's appeared in the family bible record. Mahala was born May 13 1819, the daughter of John ARMSTRONG (1790-1864)and Elizabeth PARRETT (1799-1843). Mahala and Milan Smith were married on March 11, 1838 and had 7 children; John, William Lewis, Mary Elizabeth, Sarah Jane Joseph H. Abel A. and Harriett Catherine. They owned a 200 acre farm near Jeffersonville, Fayette Co., OH. Mahala died 17 July 1885.
- Wesley McDonald (1845-1925) Christmas Family Photo (27 KB)
Our only known photo of Wesley McDonald. He is Center, bottom. His wife, Mary Belle Rice McDonald next to him on the right. Daughter, Flora Belle to the left. We don't know who the others are. They could be Flora's brothers in the backgroup (Arthur and Fred).
- Milan Smith Dies at 101! This headline in 1913 (68 KB)
Washington Herald, Fayette Co, OH published Milan Smith's obituary on December 31, 1913. This is a copy of the article with Headline. Several other versions were published in other newspapers across Fayette County.
- Daniel, Adam, & James Alt (44th OVI, then 8th OVC) (141 KB)
The Alt (or Ault) brothers in the Civil War, enlisted Sept. 1861 at Springfield, OH in the 44th OVI. Adam, age 22, was killed in action at Lewisburg, WV May 23, 1862. His brother James and Daniel re-enlisted in 1864 when the 44th OVI was converted to a cavalry regiment, the 8th OVC. James died in Jan 23, 1865 of menningitis, leaving a widow, Catherine, but no living children. He is buried at the Mud Run Cemetery, Mad River Twp, Clark Co., Ohio. Daniel survived the war and married Ellen Hinkle and they had four sons. Daniel died in 1920. His widow just a few days after. The Alt brothers were the children of Adam Alt and Maria Drew, early settlers of Clark County from Maryland.
- Foley/O'Connor Cousins (36 KB)
L-R: Barbara Lou Foley, John R. O'Connor and his sister, Anna Ruth O'Connor in Springfield, Ohio abt. 1930.
These 3 were second cousins. Barbara Foley's parents were Art & Flo Foley. John & Anna Ruth's parents were John J. and Grace Gridley O'Connor. Grace Gridley's parents were Walter and Lilla Maud Foley Gridley. Art Foley's parents were Charles W. and Anna Toland Foley. Charles W. Foley and Maud Foley were brother and sister, both born in Springfield, OH. Their parents were Frederick and Elizabeth Leatherman Foley.
- Janie and Dave Whitty, Nov. 2000 (102 KB)
We live in Central Florida. I have 3 children and Dave has 2, all grown. Between us we have 4 grandchildren - all boys. We enjoy camping and fishing; Country Western Dancing; motor boating and canoeing. We have a lot of fun together. I am the genealogy nut and Dave tolerates my obsession with patience.
- Barbara Lou Foley Martin (Abt. 1945) (8 KB)
This photo was taken in Springfield Ohio. Daughter Suzy Martin Peterson sent this in. She says, "I think this pic of Mom is her engagement picture.
It says "News Sun Society" on it...
News Sun being the paper and Society being the section I bet.
Oh! And 2 col x 6 inches... so it ran pretty big in the paper.
- Amos Underwood (1823-1905) m. Sarah Rossell in OH (1 KB)
HISTORY OF CHAMPAIGN COUNTY, OHIO (1881) W. H. BEERS & CO.
Page 873 (Rush Township)
AMOS UNDERWOOD, general variety store, North Lewisburg; was born in Columbiana Co., Ohio in 1823. He is a son of Joseph and Frances UNDERWOOD, who were probably born in New Jersey, and in an early day settled in Pennsylvania, and,
still later, located in the above county in Ohio, where they lived many years.
They removed to Stark Co., Ohio, where they now reside at advanced ages. Our subject labored in the mill till 15 years of age, at which time he went on the farm and remained three years; he then learned the gunsmith trade, which he did not follow long. He next learned the mason's trade in West Liberty, and afterward became partner to his boss, with whom he remained nine years, and then went to Whiteside Co., Ill., and ran a ferry on Rock River for eight months. He returned to Quincy, Ohio, and again resumed his trade (mason), but afterward came to North Lewisburg, and erected many of the fine brick structures which stand as monuments to his skill. After several years' of labor in North Lewisburg, he went to Michigan, where he enjoyed himself in hunting and recruiting his strength for several months, then returned to North Lewisburg, and engaged in his present business. He carries full stock, consisting of most everything usually found in any retail house.
In 1840, he was married to SARAH ROSSELL. They have three children - FRANCES S. J., JOSEPH R. C. and JOHN R. A. Mrs. Underwood was born the same day, month and year as her husband, viz., April 5, 1823. He is a member of the Disciple Church, his wife of the Christians, though both were reared Quakers. He is a member of the Masonic Lodge, belonging to the Chapter and Blue Lodge. He is one of the charter members in the home lodge.
There is another reference on pg 576 having to do with "Star Chapter No. 126, Royal Arch Masons, -- Warrant granted to W. H. Wagstaff, Amos U
- Milan Lewis Smith (29 Feb 1812 - 30 Dec 1913) (13 KB)
Son of Mathias Lewis Smith (1782-1821) and Nancy Christena Myers. Milan Smith married Mahala Armstrong (1819-85), and they were the parents of John M. Smith (1839-1926). John Smith married Sophronia Bloomer(1844-1921). She was the daughter of John Bloomer and Anna Allen. John & Sophronia Smith had 9 children. One of their daughters, Anna (1863-1920), married James B. Martin. They were the parents of Raymond B. Martin, Jack Martin's father. Anna and James also had a daugher, Nellie who married Clinton Wollam and had one son, Dick. Date Taken: ? Place Taken: Fayette County, OH Owner: The Martin Family
- Tombstones of Jonathan and Deborah Martin (20 KB)
Saltcreek Twp, Hocking Co. OH The Bethel Church and cemetery is the final resting place of these ancestors (3xGreatGrandparents); Next to them is Margaret Martin the daughter of (I believe)Jonathan and Minerva Martin (son of Jonathan and Deborah).
- Evans,Underwood,Rossell,Warner - 4 Generations Pic (21 KB)
L to R. Etta Warner b. 1861, daughter of Frances Jane Underwood and Charles Evans. Next is Frances Jane Underwood ((1844-1909) m. Charles Evans. Next is Ruth Warner, daughter of Etta Evans Warner. Next is Sarah Rossell Underwood, mother of Frances Jane Underwood Evans and wife of Amos Underwood (son of Joseph Underwood).
- James Martin Funeral Carriage Book (86 KB)
James Buchanan Martin died March 28, 1906 at the age of 49 in Springfield, Ohio. James' widow, Anna Smith Martin, entered the names of each occupant by carriage number. My research has identified each person. For a list of the occupants names, relationships and ages at that time, please see "Related Files". You may also read his obituary in "Related Files"
- 1911 Five Generations of Smiths at Reunion (23 KB)
“A remarkable family group is shown in the accompanying picture. Five generations of the Smith family posed for the picture, which was taken at the annual reunion of the family at Bookwater, O, near Washington Court House. The occasion of the reunion was the golden wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. John Smith. A number of Dayton people enjoyed the festivities. Those in the group from left to right are. Mrs. Anna Martin, Milan Smith, aged 101 years; John Smith, aged 73; Mrs. Ollie Stickrod, aged 21 years, and her daughter, aged 2 years. (Pub Sept 1911)
- The old Martin Family Bible & Notes found inside (157 KB)
This old bible has a history described in the file that follows these photo's (scroll to bottom of the home page).
- Art and Flo Foley, Springfield, OH, 1961 (34 KB)
Arthur Lester Foley and Flora Belle McDonald married in 1912 in Springfield. The only child was Barbara Lou Foley. After retirement, Art and Flo moved to Pensacola, Florida to be near daughter Barbara and family.
- Corrinne Frances (Evans) Martin as a Young Woman (49 KB)
Corrinne Evans was born 28 Dec. 1898 in Springfield, OH, married Raymond Buchanan Martin. (b. 19 Jan 1897). They were the parents of Jack Allen Martin. The family home was on Harshman Blvd., Springfield until 1988 when Corrinne moved to Florida to be near her son, Jack. Corrinne was the most fun Grandmother a kid could ever have. She swam with us (She played the Shark!); tucked us in with games and stories and giggles. She was a marvelous cook, a perfect lady who could also tell an "off color" joke with style, and wonderful, warm human being. She was loved by all her family and many friends. She lived a long and happy life. She died at age 94+ in Pensacola, FL
- Clayton Foley & his mother, Elizabeth Rauch Foley (91 KB)
Christmas tragedy when the 1st wife of Floyd Foley (brother of Arthur Foley) and mother of Clayton & Lawrence Foley died of a sudden heart attack where she welcomed Clayton & his bride home. This article appeared in the Springfield Daily News on Christmas Day, 1945
- Henry M. Evans Grocery Store, Springfield, OH (42 KB)
This photo was taken abt. 1900 on West Columbia Street in Springfield. My grandmother, Corrine Frances Evans is age 2, standing on the barrell next to her mother, Lena Shroades Evans. Henry M. Evans is standing on the Right side of the picture. If you could see a closeup of the delivery wagon - you would see that it says "Evans Groceries". This was but one of many of Henry Evan's business ventures in the early 1900's of Springfield, OH
- Flora Belle McDonald - 1910 Fashionable Young Lady (46 KB)
This is Flora Belle McDonald (1889-1975, Springfield, OH. The family moved to St. Mary's,OH for about 19 years, then back to Springfield in the 1920's. She married Arthur Lester Foley in 1911(the son of Charles W. Foley and Anna Toland who died in 1893 or 94 of Typhoid Fever) and they lived in Springfield, Ohio. They were the parents of Barbara Lou Foley. In Later years, they moved to Pensacola, Fla. to be close to Barbara (with husband Jack A. Martin, and family). Arthur Foley died in 1965, Flora died in 1975 in Jack & Barbara's home in Pensacola, Florida. Flora's mother was Mary Belle Rice. Her father, Wesley McDonald.
- Jack Allen Martin, My Dad (9 KB)
Jack A. Martin was an Ensign in the Navy in this photo. He retired a LCDR in Pensacola, Florida.
Jack was born on May 25, 1921 in Springfield Ohio. He married Barbara Lou Foley in Springfield on June 9, 1945. They raised a loving, happy family of four children in Pensacola, Florida. Barbara Lou died March 8 1996. Jack died Oct 10, 1999. They are very much missed by this family.
- Charles W. and Bertha (MCDONALD) FOLEY family (36 KB)
Taken about 1907 or 1908. Charles and Bertha originated in Springfield, OH....moved to Champaign Co, North Dakota and finally to Minneapolis, MN. Charles died in 1937.
- John Martin, son of Johnathan & Deborah Martin (13 KB)
John Martin was born 15 Nov 1815, d. 15 Dec 1898. Married Mary Ann Barnhart on 2 Jan 1851. Children: Sara Jane, Maria Elizabeth, David Marion, James Buchanan, Jonathan Peter, Mary Belle, and possibly Margaret A.
- Mary Belle (Rice) McDonald, daughter of pioneers (31 KB)
Mary Belle (1856-1944) was the daughter of Alonzo and Mary (Alt) Rice. Alonzo was the son of Edward Rice. Mary Alt was the daughter of Adam Alt and Maria Drew. Both early settlers of Clark County. Mary Belle Rice married Wesley McDonald (his first wife having died some years before). They had 3 children, Arthur, Fred W. and Flora Belle. Arthur married May McIntire, Fred married Ethel Bell (they both died in 1939 & 40, no children). Arthur and May had 1 child, Clara Belle who married Stanley Morsbach-Springfield. Flora married Arthur Foley and their only child was Barbara Lou who married Jack A. Martin.
- Jack Martin in National Geographic Magazine, 1965 (72 KB)
He was photographed training Astronauts. Another article in the Springfield Daily News when he retired best describes his expertise.
Article from Springfield News (1980)
Some of the words are unreadable, but does not affect the interpretation.
Jack A. Martin Retires
Jack A. Martin, 59, the son of Mrs. R.B. Martin …….Harshman Blvd., has retired as a swimming (instructor) at the Naval Aviation Schools Command ……Pensacola, Fla.
Martin, whose instruction centered on water survival techniques, worked from 1958 to 1964 in training United States astronauts, including Virgil “Gus” Grissom, a Mercury astronaut who inadvertently hit an explosive charge which blew the hatch off his capsule after plunging into the ocean following his first space shot.
Grissom, forced to leave his capsule and swim for safety as it quickly sank below the surface later credited Martin’s training program with saving his life.
- Large Group Photo, 1960, Springfield Ohio (188 KB)
This one says "Tingley Farewell Party - Spring Acres, April 27, 1960" All of the names listed on the back are also shown.
- Lena Belle (Shroades) Evans (19 KB)
Lena (1870-1956)was the daughter of George Shroades and Anna Feaster. Born in Cedarville, Greene Co, OH, Lena Belle married Henry Evans in 1893 and they lived in Springfield, OH. They had 3 children, Harry, Floyd and Corrinne. Henry was quite the enterprising business man. He owned a bakery, a grocery, concession, one of the first theatres in Springfield - but he loved to fish and hunt. Whenever the season was in, he would just post a sign and the door and go fishing or hunting!
- 1897 Smith Reunion in Fayette Co, OH (213 KB)
The Milan Smith Family is pictured here. Milan Smith, age 84 is seated Center. On the right side, standing woman next to porch post holding a small girl is my Great-Grandmother, Anna Smith Martin. The little girl is my GrandAunt Nellie Martin (who married Clint Wollam). The man farthest left in the second row is my Great-Great Grandfather, John Smith, father of Anna Smith Martin and he was the son of Milan Smith. His wife Sophronia sits nearest him with a grandchild sitting between them. The man on the porch holding a baby is, I believe, James Martin holding my grandfather, Raymond B. Martin b. Jan 1897. I've identified a few of the others....can anyone help me out with the rest? Please e-mail me if you know anyone in this photo.
- Smaller, easier for viewing Tingley Farewell Party (36 KB)
Same photo, but you can see the building better here.
- Evans Chocolate Shop (1915) Springfield, OH (12 KB)
Henry Evans and his wife, Lena Belle with one of their many business ventures in early Springfield, OH. This was on Main street, the same address as their residence
- Unidentified Springfield Soldier - WWI (90 KB)
The young man in WW I uniform appears to be the same person as the older man shown next to him. These were both from the same collection in Springfield, OH. If you recognize either of these photo's, please e-mail me or contact me!
- Large Elderly Group, Brick Building, Springfield (64 KB)
Based upon some other photos found of Mary Ellen Alt Rice and her husband, Alonzo Rice, I am sure they are the couple 2nd from the right.
The rest are not marked, I don't know who any of these are. If you can recognize the building or any of the people, please let me know.
- Cute Children Unidentified A boy and a small girl (49 KB)
This was in the possession of Corrinne and Mike Martin in Springfield, OH. The boy may look a little like a very young Henry Evans - if so, the girl would be probably his only younger sister, Edna. We're really not sure who these two are. If anyone recognizes them, please let me know.
- Two portraits of Unidenitifed People, Springfield (57 KB)
This woman and man are not related, necessarily, but they came from the same photo collection in Springfield, OH. Do you recognize either one of them? Please contact me if you think you can.
- 1915 BasketBall Team, Springfield, OH (64 KB)
Not sure what group this is - perhaps the logo on the ball means something. My grandfather is on the far left, Raymond B. MARTIN, age 18.
- Unidentified WWI Soldier (90 KB)
This came from a collection of photos in my family from Springfield, OH.
- 1896, A even bigger Clan of Smiths OH Reunion (243 KB)
Milan Smith, b. 1812, d. 1913 at age 101, 10 months - WOW. He is seated center with his family gathered round. John Smith, his son, is picured standing left side wearing a bow tie. Anna Smith, John's daughter (my great-grandmother) is holding little 3 year old Nellie standing right near the Porch post. This is a lot of Smiths - do you recognize anyone or can identify any of the others. Please contact me if so.