George Bohun Martin

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George Bohun Martin (December 25, 1842[1] – August 29, 1933[2]) was an English-born farmer, rancher and political figure in British Columbia, Canada. He represented Yale from 1882 to 1894 and Yale-North from 1894 to 1898 in the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia.[1]

He was born in Yorkshire, the son of Captain George Bohun Martin[3][4] and Isabella Harriet Briggs, and was educated at Cheltenham.[1] Martin began a career in the Royal Navy, serving in the Baltic and in India, but was forced to retire due to illness. He came to British Columbia in 1862, working as a clerk with the Hudson's Bay Company until 1865, when he purchased a ranch on the South Thompson River.[4] Martin was first elected to the assembly in an 1882 by-election held following the death of Preston Bennett. He served in the Executive Council as Commissioner of Lands and Works.[1] Martin was defeated by Francis John Deane when he ran for reelection in 1898.[5] He died in Victoria at the age of 91.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Gemmill, John A (1897). The Canadian parliamentary companion, 1897. p. 375. 
  2. ^ a b "Vital Event Death Registration". Search BC Archives. British Columbia Archives. Archived from the original on 2012-12-03. Retrieved 2009-11-03. 
  3. ^ O'Byrne, William Richard (1849). "Wikisource link to Martin, George Bohun". Wikisource link to A Naval Biographical Dictionary. John Murray. Wikisource. 
  4. ^ a b Kamloops mining camp. Kamloops: Baillie & Bennett. 1897. p. 28. Retrieved 2009-11-03. 
  5. ^ Wade, Mark S. (1907). The Thompson country : being notes on the history of southern British Columbia ... Kamloops: Sentinel Print. p. 123. Retrieved 2009-11-03.