1835–1912

Introduction

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Born: May 30, 1835, Co­le­raine, Ver­mont (the Song Friend says Mas­sa­chu­setts).

Died: Ap­ril 4, 1912, at his home in Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois.

Buried: Rose­hill Ce­me­te­ry & Mau­so­le­um, Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois.

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Biography

Martin was the son of Arad Towne, a vo­cal mu­sic teach­er, and Try­phen­ia Mc­Cloud, and hus­band of Belle Kellogg.

A doc­tor, teach­er and com­pos­er, he be­longed to the Con­ti­nent­als sing­ing group. One of his most po­pu­lar songs was the 1865 Old Abe the Bat­tle Ea­gle.

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