Cornelius William

Born: January 21, 1860

Died: December 09, 1947

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Marriage: Mary Jane Walsh on February 8, 1888 in Big Stone SD

Joseph Walter: January 19, 1889 - 1889
William James: January 19, 1889 - June 4, 1965
Winnifreda Theodore: October 21, 1891 - 1933
Francis Mark: April 25, 1892-October 31, 1969
Margaret Mary: November 5, 1893
Irene Helena: August 5, 1895 - 1960
Agnes Elizabeth: December 16, 1896 - 1933
Catherine Janette: April 19, 1898 - 27 Apr 1918
John Edward: February 6, 1900-April 29, 1958
Alice Cecelia: 03 Dec 1901- 30 May 1929
Grace Agatha : 17 Jan 1904

4 Generations w/article in SD 1917 Newspaper. Pictured: left: John, top: William J (son of Cornelius (right) and bottom: William H. son of William J.
Mary B.: 1909

Home of Cornelius and Family
Cornelius received his general ed from the Sisters of Notre Dame in Green bay and took a course in the Green Bay business College from he graduated in 1879. For 3 years he worked at the printers trade and then moved to SD and assisted his father. In 1904 went into real estate with his brother Henry A. Together they owned much real estate.

Newspaper Article Friday, February 26, 1904


Martens Bros. Engage in the Land and Loan Business.

As will be noticed by advertisement in another column, Messrs. C. W. Martens and H. A. Martens have branched out into the land and loan business. Mr. C. W. Martens has for the past five or six years been connected with the Farmers bank of this city, but has made arrangements to resign his position there at an early day.

Mr. Henry Martens, has been connected with the Grant County Abstract and Title Company for some time past, and is also well in touch with land interestes and values in this locality. Both gentlemen have been in Grant county since its earliest settlement, 25 years ago, and have witnessed the development of the country from a state of wild prairie, and are thoroughly familiar with the capabilities of the soil and climate of all this region. They are both well known men of integrity who can be relied upon to do what they agree to do in every case, and it is a well assured fact that any business entrusted to them will be carefully looked after and attended to with scrupulous honesty and fidelity.

OBIT 12/10/1947