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Noble Martin

Birthplace: New York, United States
Death: September 01, 1896 (76)
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Senator Noble Martin (1820 - 1896) - Noble Martin was born 28 August 1820 at New York; he died at the age of 76 on 1 September 1896 at Haste Street, Berkeley, Alameda County, California. He was a physician and state senator.


Dr. Noble Martin of Dutch Flat Had a Host of Admirers. AN OLD CALIFORNIAN. Served in the Senate and House Nearly a Quarter of a Century. PHYSICIAN AHD LEGISLATOR. Came to this State in 1852— Mined for a Time and Then Studied Medicine. "BERKELEY. Cal., Sept. 1— The death of Dr. Noble Martin, State Senator from Placer and El Dorado counties, who expired last night at the residence of his son-in-law, Samuel C. Partridge, on Haste Street, comes as a great shock to the many friends of the veteran physician and legislator. Dr. Martin had served in both of the State executive bodies for the greater part of the last twenty-five years, and at the last session of the Senate, though nearly 76 years of age, he made one of the strongest fignts for the rights of his constituents during his entire public career. He came to California in 1852, landing at San Diego on July 4 of that year. The Senator spent a few years in mining at Little York and Red Dog, but not meeting with the greatest success at it, turned his attention to the study of medicine. For the last twenty-five years he practiced at Dutch Flat, and was known throughout the northern part of California. His practice extended over a district in radius about twenty miles, and he kept up his active work until about a year ago, when he was stricken with heart failure, from which malady he finally expired. Dr. Martin was a warm friend of Senator George C. Perkins, and when the latter ran for the United States Senate for the first time, Dr. Martin, though a Democrat for over half a century, turned from the paths of Democracy and supported Senator Perkins, believing that he was the only candidate suited for the position at that time. Dr. Martin was visiting his daughters, Mrs. Sam O. Partridge and Mrs. John A. McLure, in Berkeley when his death occurred. He came down from Dutch Flat, Placer County, about a week ago to celebrate his birthday in Berkeley, as had been his custom for several years past. He was 76 last Friday. Dr. Martin was born in New York, August 28, 1820.

Calfornia State Legislature: RESOLUTION

By Senator Langford: WHEREAS, We have learned with profound regret of the death of the Hon. Noble Martin, late Senator of this State from the Fifth Senatorial District; and WHEREAS, he was always true to his own convictions of duty, both in public and private life, his highest amibtion being to perform well and faithfully the part assisgned to him; a wise legislator and incorruptible public servant, his name was honored and respected throughout the State of California, to whose welfare and prosperity he gave many years of his useful life; and WHEREAS, He was admired for his talents and rugged virtues while living, and now that he is dead, we desire to pay a tribute of respect to his memory; therefore, be it Resolved, That, in the demise of the Hon. Noble Martin, the State of California has lost one of her purest and most useful respresentative citizens, whose whole life, public or professional, whether beside the sick couch or in the halls of legislation, was assiduously devoted to the course of justice and humanity; Resolved, That the archives of this State conspicuously attest the wisdom of his public labors and his unflagging devotion to the rights of the people; Resolved, further, That when the Senate adjourns, it adjourns in respect to his memory.

Senator Langford moved the adoption of the resolution, and that the same be by a rising vote. The question being put for adoption, the full number of Senators, forty, arose; whereupon the President declared the same unanimously adopted. On motion of Senator Simpson, the Secretary was ordered to transmit to the family of the late Noble Martin an engrossed copy of the above resolution.


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Dr. Noble Martin, Senator's Timeline

August 28, 1820
New York, United States
September 1, 1896
Age 76