Martin, C F

Martin, C. F.

a Congregational minister, was born in Illinois about 1821. He was educated at Knox College, Galesburg, Illinois; taught in an academy at Lisbon, Illinois, four years, and then entered the Union Theological Seminary, New York City, to prepare for the ministry. Upon the completion of his studies, he was sent by the American Missionary Society to act as missionary among the Copts in Egypt. His health failing him, he was obliged to return after a three years' stay in the East. Later he became pastor of the Congregational Church in Peru. Illinois, and remained there until 1863, when he was appointed associate secretary of the western branch of the American Tract Society. He labored among the soldiers at Chattanooga until he fell in the work, March 7, 1864.

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