Transcribed from History of Wyandotte County Kansas and its people ed. and comp. by Perl W. Morgan. Chicago, The Lewis publishing company, 1911. 2 v. front., illus., plates, ports., fold. map. 28 cm. [Vol. 2 contains biographical data. Paged continuously.] p. 881-882 transcribed by Heather Barnett, student from USD 508, Baxter Springs Middle School, Baxter Springs, Kansas, on May 7, 2001.

Samuel Clinton Marty

SAMUEL CLINTON MARTY. - Standing conspicuous among the progressive young business men of Wyandotte county is Samuel Clinton Marty, president and sole owner of the Rosedale Lumber Company, the largest concern of its kind in the place. A native of this section, he is particularly loyal to its interests and is ever found aligned with all those causes likely to contribute to the advancement and prosperity of the community. Mr. Marty was born in Kansas City, Missouri, December 22, 1878, and is the son of Albert and Nellie (Gates) Marty, the former of whom was born in Wiscoisin,[sic] January 15, 1852, and removed to Kansas City in 1871. This highly respected gentleman was for a number of years successfully engaged in the real estate business and is now retired and makes his home in Kansas City, Missouri. He was married in 1875, in Kansas City, Missouri, the lady to become his wife and the mistress of his household being a native of Illinois. Mr. Albert Marty has ever given heart and hand to the men and measures of the Republican party, and he is a member of the First Congregational church.

Samuel Clinton Marty was reared in Kansas City, Missouri, and received his early education in private schools, subsequently becoming a student at Yale, from which famous university he was graduated with the class of 1900. After finishing his education he made the "grand tour," and travelled for a number of months in Europe, visiting the great European capitals. Upon taking his place as an active factor in the world of business, Mr. Marty first engaged with the Currant River Lumber Company and for a number of years maintained that association, in the meantime becoming thoroughly familiar with the various phases of the lumber business. In 1904 he organized the Rosedale Lumber Company and was elected president by the stockholders, and he is at the present time sole owner. This is the largest lumber company in Rosedale and its carer of seven years has been one of the greatest success and prosperity. Like his father, Mr. Marty is in harmony with the policies and principles of the "Grand Old Party," as its adherents are pleased to call it, and he and his wife afford sympathy and support to the First Congregational church.

On November 18, 1903, Mr. Marty established a household of his own by his marriage to Miss Edith Gillhan, daughter of the late Robert Gillhan, of Kansas City, Missouri, a railroad consulting engineer. The demise of that well known gentleman occurred in 1899, but his widow survives and makes her home in Kansas City, Missouri. Mr. Marty and his wife are identified with the best social life of the place. The former has two brothers, both citizens of Kansas City, Missouri. Jemuel G., is secretary and treasurer of the Riley-Wilson Company; and Arthur M., is engaged in the real estate business.

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