Transcribed from "History of North Washington, an illustrated history
of Stevens, Ferry, Okanogan and Chelan counties", published by Western
Historical Publishing Co., 1904.
C. VICTOR MARTIN, judge of the
Superior court in Chelan county, resides at Wenatchee. He was born
in Iowa March 15, 1852. His father, Israel N. Martin, although born
in Illinois, was of New England ancestry, his great-grandparents having
come from England in the Mayflower when children. Israel N. Martin
was a United Brethren preacher. The mother of our subject, Louise
(Potter) Martin, was descended from an old colonial family of the state
of New York. Both parents of C. Victor Martin are deceased.
Until he was thirty-three years of age our
subject resided in Iowa. He received his education in the graded
schools, the University of Iowa, Iowa City, and Indianola College.
At the age of seventeen he began the study of law, and was admitted to
practice in Dakota in 1883. Here he continued in his profession ten
years, removing thence to Kansas, and then to California, where he practiced
in Alameda and San Benito counties three years. He then located in
Seattle, where he remained two years, not practicing to any extent on account
of ill health. Our subject came to Wenatchee in 1898, continued the
practice of his profession, and was appointed judge of the Superior court
by Governor McBride March 12, 1903. Judge Martin is president of the Northwest
Pacific Live Stock Company, and the principal stockholder. In the
vicinity of Wenatchee the company owns fifteen hundred acres of land, one
hundred and twenty head of cattle and twenty head of horses. They
purpose to breed thoroughbred stock.
Judge Martin has one brother and two sisters,
Elihue V., in the real estate business, Wenatchee; Nellie, widow of Rev.
M. E. Noble; and Mabel, wife of William Seagle, of Elberton, Washington.
March 28, 1899, at Wenatchee, Judge Martin was married to Angie L. Abbe,
a native of California. Her father, Andrew Abbe, born in the state
of New York, was of an old American family, his ancestors having come to
America in 1640. The mother, Mary (Berry) Abbe, was a native of Iowa.
Both parents died in California, the father on June 19, 1883, and the mother
on October 11, 1884. Mrs. Martin has four brothers, Frank B., George
E., Fred M. and Charles H.; also four sisters, Olive B., wife of Alfred
L. Waters; Susie M., wife of 0. A. Ames; Eleanor F., wife of Edward A.
Pierce; and Clara E., who is unmarried. The sisters are all residents
of San Juan, California.
Judge Martin is a member of Pioneer Lodge,
A. F. & A. M., South Dakota; of San Benito Lodge, I. 0. 0. F., San
Juan, California; of the M. W. A., and of Brotherhood of American Yeomen,
Wenatchee. Politically he is a Republican, and influential in the
interests of that party.