Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Major General Charles I. Martin.

Charles I. Martin.

Birth: Jan. 25, 1871
Death: May 8, 1953

Photo provided By Erik Skytte

United States Army Major General. Born in Ogle County, Illinois, he enlisted in the Kansas National Guard as a Private in 1890. He was eventually commissioned an officer with the 20th Kansas Volunteers during the outbreak of hostilities with Spain. He participated in the Philippines Pacification Campaign and was discharged a Major in October, 1899.

In 1901, he was elected as clerk of Bourbon County District Court, was admitted to the bar and practiced law. In 1909, rejoined the Kansas National Guard as a Colonel and was selected to be Adjutant General of Kansas. During World War I, he was appointed Brigadier General assigned to the 70th Brigade of the 35th Division element where he remained until September, 1918. After the war, he was promoted Major General commander of the 35th Division, a post he held until retiring on January 31, 1935.

Burial: Leavenworth National Cemetery, Leavenworth, Leavenworth County, Kansas.

Authors Note. I would like to thank ( John Griffith) who allow me to repost his information here which was originally posted at ( Find a Grave.)

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