Merrill Martin

Merrill Keith Martin (1922 - 1957)

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Merrill Keith Martin
Born in Rock Port, Atchison, Missouri, USAmap
Ancestors ancestors
Brother of [private sister (1920s - unknown)]
Husband of — married about 1943 (to about 1957) [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Father of [private son (1940s - unknown)] and [private daughter (1950s - unknown)]
Died in Norfolk, Virginia, USAmap
Profile last modified 9 Sep 2019 | Created 27 Mar 2015 | Last significant change: 9 Sep 2019
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Merrill (aka Keith) was born in Missouri in 1922. His parents were Don Martin and Bernice Livingston. In 1930, the family was living in Riverton, Fremont County, Iowa, on the family farm.[1] They were still there in 1940.[2]

He married Wanda Justine Brown around 1943. They had three children.

Keith was a Lt. Commander and pilot in the US Navy. He served in WWII and the Korean War. He was killed piloting a plane when he went to the aid of another plane during a training exercise off of Norfolk, Virginia. Merrill's grave is in Arlington Cemetery in Arlington County, Virginia, USA.[3] His remains were never recovered from the US Navy plane crash which took his life, and three others.[4][5][6][7]


  1. "United States Census, 1930," index and images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 27 March 2015), Merill K Martin in household of Donald W Martin, Riverton, Fremont, Iowa, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 0014, sheet 2A, family 28, line 11, NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), roll 656; FHL microfilm 2,340,391.
  2. "United States Census, 1940," database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 11 December 2016), Merrill K Martin in household of William D Martin, Riverton Township, Fremont, Iowa, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 36-15, sheet 1A, line 33, family 10, Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA digital publication T627. Records of the Bureau of the Census, 1790 - 2007, RG 29. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012, roll 1162.
  3. "Find A Grave Index," index, FamilySearch ( : accessed 27 March 2015), LTC Merrill Keith Martin, 1957; Burial, Arlington, Arlington, Virginia, United States of America, Arlington National Cemetery; citing record ID 49256702, Find a Grave,
  4. The Index-Journal, (Greenwood, South Carolina), 25 Jun 1957, Tue • Page 1[[1]]
  5. Estherville Daily News, (Estherville, Iowa), 25 Jun 1957, Tue • Page 1 [[2]]
  6. Florence Morning News, (Florence, South Carolina), 26 Jun 1957, Wed • Page 5 [[3]]
  7. The Progress-Index, (Petersburg, Virginia), 25 Jun 1957, Tue • Page 2 [[4]]

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Keith Martin Image 1

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Wanda & Keith Martin
Wanda & Keith Martin

4 generations of Martins
4 generations of Martins

Don Martin family
Don Martin family

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