Edward Carlton Marter

Male 1888 - 1922  (33 years)

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  • Name Edward Carlton Marter 
    Born 4 Apr 1888  Gravenhurst, Muskoka, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 5 Mar 1922  Lac la Ronge, Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 7 Mar 1922  Block 30, Lot 12, Roman Catholic Cemetery, Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I4547  Ham
    Last Modified 18 Sep 2016 

    Father Edward Carlton Marter,   b. 6 Aug 1863, Midland Centre, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 May 1908, 26 Withrow Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 44 years) 
    Mother Jessie Gray McGregor,   b. 25 Aug 1864, Tradeston, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Oct 1951, East General Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years) 
    Married 2 Jun 1885  Gravenhurst, Muskoka, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Ontario, Canada Marriages, 1857-1924

      County of Muskoka, Division of Gravenhurst
      Entry # 007541, Entry 5

      His Name:Edward C Marter
      Age:21 years
      Residence at Marriage:Gravenhurst
      Place of Birth:Midland Centre
      Bachelor or Widower (b. or w):B
      Name of Parents:George F & Mary A Marter
      Her Name:Jessie McGregor
      Age:20 years
      Residence at Marriage:N(ative) of Gravenhurst
      Place of Birth:Glasgow, Scotland
      Spinster or Widow: s. or w.)S
      Name of Parents:John & Elizabeth McGregor
      Names & Residences of Witnesses:Fred. Hatch - Whitby
      Edith Marter - Gravenhurst
      Date & Place of Marriage:January 2nd 1885, Gravenhurst
      Religous Denom of Bridegroom:Methodist
      Religous Denom of Bride:Presbyterian
      By Whom Married:Revd. A Brown
      By Licence or Banns (L. or B.):L

      [Family History Library Microfilm:MS932_50]
    Family ID F035  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Adelaide Victoria Ellen Abraham,   b. Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 7 Jan 1921  Cathedral St Jacques-Le-Mineur, Montreal, Quebec, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Quebec Vital and Church Records (Drouin Collection) 1621-1967

      Name:Ed C MARTER
      Spouse:Adelaide V E ABRAHAM
      Event Year:1921
      Place of Worship:Montreal (St-Jacques) (Montreal (St-Jaques, Cathedrale de Montreal))

      M2The seventh day of January, one thousand nine
      Ed. C Marterhundred and twenty one, whereas the
      &dispensation from three banns of marriage
      Adelaide V. C. Abrahamwas granted by the Vicar General for
      the marriage of Edward Carlton Marter,
      consent ????? son of age of the late
      Edward Carlton Marter and Jessie
      McGregor on the one part; and
      Adelaide Victoria Ellen Abraham, of
      St. Leo's parish, Westminster, daughter
      of age of Victor Abraham and Ellen
      Jane Lovegrove on the other parts;
      and whereas no other impediment was
      discovered nor opposition filed, we
      the undersigned priest, duly authorized,
      have received the mutual consents of
      the contracting parties and married
      them according to the laws and rites
      of the Catholic Church in the presence
      of John Joseph Murray and Adelaide
      Sheppard of Montreal, who have
      signed with the bride and groom.
      This act was read to the parties.
      Signed by: Edward Carlton Marter
      Adelaide Victoria Ellen Abraham
      Adelaide Sheppard
      John Joseph Murray
      John L O'Rourke, Priest
     1. Edward Carlton Marter,   b. 22 Sep 1922, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Jan 1998, Rocky River, Lakewood, Cuyahoga, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
    Last Modified 18 Sep 2016 
    Family ID F041  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Ontario, Canada Births: 1869-1908
      Schedule A Births:

      District of Muskoka, Division of Gravenhurst
      Entry No: 022427 on Page 39 [Marked as # 28 hand-written]
      [Roll Number: MS929_89]

      When born:4th April 1888
      Name:Edward C MARTER
      Father:Edward C MARTER
      Mother:Jessie Gray McGREGOR
      Father's Occupation:Salesman, Gravenhurst
      Informant:E C Marter, father, Gravenhurst
      When Registered:21st May 1888
      Name of Accoucher:Dr CORNELL
      Name of Registrar:Thomas JOHNSON

      Name: MARTER, EDWARD C Regimental Number(s): 268054 Reference: RG 150, Accession: 1992-93/166, Box 5967- 25, Date of Birth: 04/04/1888


      Canadian Soldiers of World War I, 1914-1918
      Attestation Papers:
      Canadian Over-Seas Expeditionary Force

      Name:Edward Carlton MARTER
      Residence:Eldred, Saskatchewan, Canada
      Birth date:4th April 1888
      Birth Location:Gravenhurst, Miskoka [Muskoka], Ontario, Canada
      Relative:Jessie MARTER
      Regiment No:268?? [Actually this is his personal number 268054 - see below]

      Suffered from Disorder Action of the Heart (DAH) as a result of the First World War. His son, Eward Carlton MARTER has stated "My father was a veteran of World War ! and was badly gassed at Vimy Ridge. My mother came out from England to marry him. She is still alive and living in Winnipeg." He also said his father died in March 1922, " ... before I was born."

      Disorder Action of the Heart


      19. Functional after-effects.

      The Great War proved that this subject is one of importance and that functional disorders led to a degree of wastage and invalidism which, to some extent, could have been avoided if personnel generally, and Medical Officers in particular, had been more conversant with the limitations as well as the potentialities of chemical warfare substances.

      Functional disorders fall in the main into two classes. In the first, exposure to gas, often to a minimal and barely a toxic concentration, may yet prove the final factor in upsetting a nervous system already breaking down as the result of physical or mental strain. In such circumstances, and especially when combined with ignorance, it may produce an "anxiety state" similar in all respects to the neurosis so common in the Great War.

      The second class is a more important one, because in these cases a local, but real, organic lesion from mustard gas causes certain irritant reflexes, such as coughing or photophobia, and these sensory reflexes are perpetuated by introspection, almost in a form of conversion hysteria, long after their organic cause has been cured. Lack of appreciation of this possibility by Medical Officers will cause much delay in returning men to duty.

      Functional photophobia and aphonia are responsible for the great majority of cases. This is not surprising when it is realized that the initial trauma affects a highly organized special sense, and that fear of blindness or dumbness resulting from the injury may very wen act to prolong the symptoms. Ill-advised and unnecessary treatment, however, is also a probable factor in many cases, as, for example, the continued retention of eye-shades long after the necessity for them has passed and the actual lesions have totally disappeared. There can be no doubt that the suggestive influence of wearing a shade under these conditions will prolong the functional manifestation.

      Persistent aphonia, often accompanied by a useless, harsh cough. is another striking evidence of auto-suggestion arising from the initial irritation. The characteristic cough is either dry, or accompanied by watery sputum mainly of salivary origin. It is usually much worse at night, and is of a ringing harsh quality. If the Medical Officer realizes the nature of the condition and gives the patient confidence in his early recovery, this functional aphonia yields very rapidly to treatment by suggestion and breathing exercises.

      Of all after-effects, functional or organic, those which seem to affect present the greatest. difficulty in assessment. Effort syndrome (formerly known as Disordered Action of the Heart) with its shortness of breath and tachycardia following exercise, arises from so many diverse causes was that gassing, in the Great War, was naturally regarded as one of them.

      It is clear, however, that under competent medical treatment, the incidence of effort syndrome-in mustard gas casualties should be very low when serious complications, such as broncho-pneumonia, have been absent.

      Passenger Lists Canada: 1865-1935
      15th May 1918

      Vessel:Lllandovery Castle
      Departure Port:Avonmouth, England
      Arrival Port:Halifax, Nova Scotia

      Various Non-Cot Cases:
      Name:MARTER E C
      Corps:214th Battalion
      Disability:DAH [Disorder Action of the Heart]

      Quebec Vital and Church Records (Drouin Collection) 1621-1967

      Name:Edward C MARTER
      Event Year:1921
      Event:Naissance (Birth)
      Place of Worship:Montreal (St-Jacques) (Montreal (St-Jacques, Cathedrale) de Montreal

      Entry B1:The seventh day of January, one thousand nine
      hundred and twenty one, me the under-
      signed priest, have received the profession
      of the Catholic Faith and baptized
      conditionally Edward Carlton Marter
      born the fourth of April, eighteen
      hundred and eighty eight, lawful son
      of the late Edward Carlton Marter and
      Jessie McGregor. The sponsor was
      John Joseph Murray, who has signed
      with the newly baptized. This act was reade.
      SignedEdward Carlton Marter
      John J Murray
      John L O'Rourke, Priest

      Library and Archives of Canada:
      Western Land Grants (1870-1930)

      Legal Land Description:


      Volume: 914, Folio: 247, Microfilm Roll Number: C-6675

      Names: Edward Carlton MARTER

      Associated Image(s):
      SHELL RIVER SHEET nos 55 and 318

      Location of this Western Land Grant obtained from:
      Waghorn's Guide: Map of Western Canada 1941:

      Waghorn's Guide to Post Offices in Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and West Ontario, June 1941. Page 124-B (bottom):

      & Eldred21537w3SaStn

      (& = Money Order Office, Stn = nearest express or mail distributing office, and by reference to the index of railway stations the train service to each connecting point can be found).

      The Saskatchewan Homestead Index Project (SHIP)

      File Number:3196779

      (Homestead at SW 12-53-6-W3, which lies about 5 miles east and 3 miles north of the town of Debden.)


      George the Fifth, by the Grace of God, of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland and of the British Dominions beyond the Seas KING, Defender of the Faith, Emperor of India.
      To all to whom these Presents shall come - GREETING

      Whereas the Lands hereinafter described are Dominion Lands within the meaning of the Dominion Lands Act
      And Whereas Edward Carlton Marter of Township Fifty-three, Range seven, West of the Third Meridian, in the Province of Saskatchewan, in the Dominion of Canada, Farmer,

      hereinafter called the grantee had applied for a grant of the said lands and after due investigation has been found entitled to such grant in the terms herein embodied.
      Now Know We that these presents We do grant unto the grantee - all that Parcel - or Tract - of Land, situate, lying and being in the Fifty-third Township in the Seventh Range, West of the Third Meridian, in the Province of Saskatchewan, in Our Dominion of Canada, and being composed of

      The South-West quarter of Section Twelve of the said Township so shown upon a map or plans of survey of the said Township, approved and confirmed at Ottowa on the
      31st day of August, A.D. 1916 by Eduard Deville, Surveyor General of Dominion Lands and of record in the Department of the Interior.

      containing by admeasurement One hundred and sixty acres, more or less
      To have and to hold the same unto the grantee, in fee simple.
      GIVEN under the Great Seal of Canada - Witness Frederick Linwood Clinton Pereira, Esquire, Deputy of Our Right Trusty and Well-beloved Julian Hedworth George, Baron Bying of Vimy, General on the retired List and in the Presence of Officers of Our Army, Knight Grand Cross of Our Most Honourable Order of the Bath, Knight Grand Cross of Our Most Distinguished Order of Saint Michael and Saint George, Member of Our Royal Victorian Order, Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Our Dominion of Canada
      At OTTAWA, the Eleventh day of October in the year of Our Lord, one thousand, nine hundred and twenty-six and the twelfth year of Our Reign

      BY COMMANDD. J CONNOR for Under-Secretary os State
      WM. S GLIDDON for Deputy of the Minister of the Interior

      Recorded in the Department of the Interior
      the 12 October 1921
      Liber 914Folio 247

      Fial No 441530
      Homestead No 542249

      Source:Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
      Microfilm Reel C-6675
      Liber 914, Folio 247

      Veterans Affairs - Canada:
      Prince Albert Roman Catholic Cemetery, Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, Canada

      Commemorated on Page 562 of the First World War Book of Remembrance.
      "PteMARTER, Edward Carlton5th Bn."
      There is a digital photo collection relating to EDWARD CARLTON MARTER

      Granite Headstone in Cemetery reads [Under Canadian Maple Leaf]:
      5th BATTn. C.E.F
      5th MARCH 1922"

      Source: http://www.vac-acc.gc.ca/remembers/sub.cfm?source=collections/virtualmem/Detail&casualty=80001195
      (Courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission)

      Recipient of the Memorial Cross GR V

      The Memorial Cross, the gift of Canada, was issued as a memento of personal loss and sacrifice on the part of widows and mothers of Canadian sailors and soldiers who laid down their lives for their country during the war; its description was as follows:

      "The Cross will be a Cross patonce in silver suspended by a purple ribbon; at the end of the upright a crown; at the foot, and at the centre, within a wreath of laurel, the royal cypher "G.R.I." It will be engraved with the number, rank and name of the soldiers commemorated."

      "Please note that the above is only a summary outline of the conditions that apply to this medal. Additional information and a list of qualifing areas of service are available from the Honours and Awards Section, Veterans Affairs Canada, 66 Slater Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0P4."

      Source: Veterans Affairs Canada


      Letter to Lorr-Anne MARTER from her great aunt

      "Your grandfather met our granny during the first world war in England. He was a Canadian soldier who had been fighting in France, and he had been overcome with mustard gas. Granny used to say that when the soldiers saw the gas moving towards them, they ran and ran, but your grandfather was caught by it and succumbed. He was lucky he didn't die from it, but was disabled enough to be sent to a hospital in England, where Granny met him (she was in the Land Army, which women could join).

      The war ended shortly thereafter,and he was shipped home to Canada, and Granny followed him. They were married in Montreal. In fact, I came across their marriage certificate after Granny died and I sent it to your father. I hope it hasn't got lost.

      Then they came out to Saskatchewan, where they had a land grant (the Canadian government gave land to returning soldiers). The place they had was up near Lac La Ronge in northern Saskatchewan and I guess was not much of a bargain. In fact it was rank wilderness. Your grandfather had been left with a weak heart from the gas and died shortly after from a heart attack. Granny was pregnant with your father and travelled to Winnipeg when it came near time for him to be born. She stayed with relatives of your grandfather's whose name was also Marter. I believe it was his brother. He (the brother)had been a newspaper editor here.

      After Carl was born, Granny returned to the homestead in Saskatchewan and tried to make a go of it by herself, but couldn't manage. Her mother and brother came out to Canada to try to help her, but she had to give up the little farm because she couldn't pay the taxes. She must have met my father a year or so later. He travelled around playing the fiddle for country dances. His family had a farm in Manitoba near Riding Mountain and after they were married, Granny moved there with Grampa and Carl. After that, Granny had little to do with the Marters, though I remember staying with the Marters in Winnipeg once. Unfortunately, I was very young and do not recall what street they lived on.

      Your dad's Grandmother Marter lived in Toronto, and when he went to University after the 2nd World War, he went to the U of Toronto and lived with his grandmother. He was later very upset because when she died, she did not remember him in her will. He always blamed his cousins for this, and afterwards, I believe there was no more contact.

      That's pretty much all I know about your Dad's family. It was a sad story. Life was hard in those times."