George Martin

George Martin, b.Upper Chichester,4-29-1827;d.West Chester,10-28-1886;;m.Concord Meeting,2-6-1850,Ann Trimble,b.Concord,8-25-1827;d.Newport,R.I.,8-14-1890 He was son of George Martin and Edith Sharpless,of Upper Chichester;was graduated M.D.,University of Pa.,about 1847; settled at Concordville and was one of the founders of the Delaware Co. Medical Society.After three or four years he removed to Philadelphia and became connected with the Central Dispensary for about five years.He next became a partner with his cousin,John M Sharpless,in the manufacture of dye-stuffs,at Chester.Since 1866 his residence was in West Chester,retired from the practice of his profession except as a consulting physician.His health was never robust,and for several years he spent the winters in Florida for the advantage of a milder climate. At the time of his death he was one of the managers of the Penna. Training School,near Media,Pa.As a student of botany,in the department of fungi,he had few equals.His widow died at Newport,whither she had gone for a change of air.

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