Isaac Watson Martin
Isaac Watson Martin was the oldest of the twelve children of James Martin and his wife Sarah Elizabeth (née Giddings) of Little Downham, Cambridgeshire, England.
Isaac is noted as a Farm Servant on the 1891 census, where he appears living with his uncle Edward Giddings at Walsoken, Norfolk, England. By the time of the 1911 census however, he has returned home and is noted as a Railway Platelayer, working for the Great Eastern Railway (GER).
Isaac married to Sarah Elizabeth Rogers and together they had a daughter, Elsie.
Sadly six years later, Sarah died, leaving Isaac to bring her up. Isaac remarried to Florrie Butcher but the couple did not have any children.
Isaac pre-deceased his second wife but it is noted in her burial record of 1940 that she was living in Main Street, Little Downham at the time.
19th November 1874, Little Downham Fen, Cambridgeshire, England.
- Sarah Elizabeth Rogers (1873-1907) on 26th January 1901 at Little Downham church, Cambridgeshire.
- Florrie Butcher (1885-1940) on 20th April 1912, presumably at Little Downham.
- 1881: 6yrs, Main Drove House on Railway, Little Downham, Cambridgeshire, England.
- 1891: 15yrs, Sibley Field, Walsoken, Norfolk, England.
- 1901: 26yrs, Dunkirk, Little Downham, Cambridgeshire, England.
- 1911: 36yrs, A Furlong, Gate House, Little Downham, Cambridgeshire, England.
25th August 1934 at Little Downham, Cambridgeshire, aged 59 years.
Little Downham cemetery, Cambridgeshire with his second wife and daughter.
- The Great Eastern Railway (GER)
Isaac, his father, grandfather, and a few of his siblings worked for The Great Eastern Railway, mostly from Black Bank Station at Little Downham Fen.