Esther Mae Greenhill

b. 16 December 1896, d. 24 March 1975

Esther Mae Greenhill Martin, 1896-1975
  • Esther Mae Greenhill was born on 16 December 1896 in Cherokee, Colbert County, Alabama.
  • A photographic portrait was made on infant Esther Mae Greenhill in 1897.
    Esther Mae Greenhill, 1897
  • Samuel Boatwright Greenhill homeplace, near Cherokee, Alabama.
  • Clarence Sidney Greenhill and El Sine Johnson appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1900 in Cherokee, Colbert County, Alabama. Other members of the household included Esther Mae Greenhill, Blanche Gertrude Greenhill.
  • A photographic portrait was made of Blanche, Esther Mae and little Grace Greenhill, about 1905.
    Blanche, Esther Mae and little Grace Greenhill, about 1905
  • Clarence Sidney Greenhill appeared in the US federal census of 15 April 1910 in Hill County, Texas. Other members of the household included Esther Mae Greenhill, Blanche Gertrude Greenhill, Grace Lee Greenhill and Robert Franklin Greenhill.
  • She married Hiram Fredric Martin, son of Albert Fredric Martin and Sarah Catherine Gilliam, on 1 December 1912 in Hillsboro, Hill County, Texas.
  • Hiram Fredric Martin registered for the draft on 5 June 1917 in Hill County, Texas, while living with his wife and baby [Opal] at RFD 2, five miles east of Hillsboro, self-employed there as a farmer.
  • Hiram Fredric Martin and Esther Mae Greenhill appeared in the US federal census of 1 January 1920 in Hillsboro, Hill County, Texas, at 319 South Waco Street. Other members of the household included Opal Fern Martin and Bernice Wilford Martin.
  • The Martin children were photographed in 1921 -- Opal, Margie and BW.
    Opal, Margie and BW Martin, 1921
  • Hiram Fredric Martin and Esther Mae Greenhill appeared in the US federal census of 1 April 1930 in Hillsboro, Hill County, Texas, at 131 South Covington Street. Other members of the household included Opal Fern Martin, Bernice Wilford Martin and Margie Burnelda Martin. And there were two female boarders in the household.
  • Esther Mae Greenhill appeared in the US federal census of 1 April 1940 in Hillsboro, Hill County, Texas, at 412 East Walnut. Other members of the household included Margie Burnelda Martin.
  • She was employed as a waitress in a cafe, according to the 1940 census.
  • At the time of her death, her usual residence was in Hillsboro, Hill County, Texas, at 622 Park Drive.
  • Esther Mae Greenhill died on 24 March 1975 at age 78 in Hillsboro, Hill County, Texas, at Hillsboro Hospital . Her death was officially witnessed by Margie Burnelda Martin.
  • She was buried at Ridge Park Cemetery in Hillsboro, Hill County, Texas.
  • The following appeared on 25 March 1975 in the Waco Tribune-Herald: (Hillsboro) Mrs. Esther Martin, 78, of Hillsboro died Monday afternoon in a local hospital.
         Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Marshall and Marshall Funeral Chapel in Hillsboro, rev. Leon Vorphal and Rev. Bob Hataway officiating. Burial will be in Ridge Park Cemetery.
         Mrs. Martin was born Dec. 16, 1896, in Cherokee, ala. She had lived in Hillsboro since 1918. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Hillsboro, the Macabees and Rebeccas.
         A son, B. W. Martin died in January 1973.
         Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Irvin Wood of Navasota and Mrs. Max [B]rewer of 5023 Crestwood; a son, James Martin of Mesquite; two brothers, Robert Greenhill of Woodbury and Douglas Greenhill of Shamrock; two sisters, mrs. Blanch Greenhill of Hillsboro and Mrs. Will Burke of Wheeler, 11 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
  • Last Edited: 23 Jan 2017

Family: Hiram Fredric Martin b. 7 May 1892, d. 18 January 1950