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Thread #38800   Message #3170024
Posted By: GUEST,Betty Marr
13-Jun-11 - 02:42 PM
Thread Name: Info: Asa Martin
Subject: RE: Asa Martin
Asa Martin was my Uncle. He was my Mother's youngest brother. His Mother, Maude Martin, died of influenza when he was very young. His father, Rome Martin, married again. Asa's siblings were Bessie Martin Johnson who is the mother of Rome Johnson (Sons of the Pioneers fame). Other siblings included Myrtle Martin Grooms (my mother), Howard Martin, Linville Martin, Vance Martin, and Addie Martin Watts.

I can remember going to see Uncle Asa perform in Winchester and other places. His first wife was Eliza and they had four children, Walter, W.H. Henry Allen and Maude Marie. They lived in Powell County close to Clay City, Kentucky. They got divorced when Maude Marie was small.
She and I are about the same age.

His second wife was Ethel and they had one son. Uncle Asa went to work at Armco Steel in Middletown, Ohio and was a guard there for many years. He retired and moved back to Kentucky.

I do not recall anyone talking about his mother being a piano teacher; however, everybody in the family could play the guitar. Uncle Asa was a tall, slender man with brown eyes and a friendly, smiling face. He always had a positive attitude.