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Herbert Bradley Martin Family Papers

Identifier: MC 963

Scope and Content Note

Letters, legal documents, financial papers, scrapbook materials, and photographs pertaining to the Bradley, Martin, and Haegler families of Warren, Bradley County, Arkansas.


  • 1826-1978


Language of Materials

Materials are in English.

Access Information

Please call (479) 575-8444 or email at least two weeks in advance of your arrival to ensure availability of the materials.

Use Information

No Use Restrictions Apply.

No Interlibrary Loan.

Standard Federal Copyright Laws Apply (U.S. Title 17).

Biographical Note

Herbert Bradley Martin (December 11, 1888-August 5, 1918) was a 1911 graduate of the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, and the first United States serviceman from Bradley County, Arkansas, who was killed in action during World War I. His parents were descendents of early Arkansas pioneer families. Herbert's father, Dr. Charles N. Martin (1854-1944) was the son of Dr. John Wilson Martin, a Virginia native who followed his brother to southeast Arkansas in 1845. Herbert's mother was Sarah Eunice Bradley (1862-1935) granddaughter of the founder of Bradley County, Hugh Bradley (1783-1854). Herbert was raised in Warren and attended the public schools. When he attended college at Fayetteville, he majored in chemistry and a member of the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity. Before the entry of the United States into the European war, Herbert lived in Dallas, Texas, where he worked for the Western Union office and courted a local girl, Maybelle Stiener. He enlisted in Company I, 30th Engineers, United States Army, in December, 1917, and sailed for France the following March. On August 5, 1918, while standing guard duty near the town of Chery-Chartreuve, Herbert Martin was killed by an artillery shell.

Aside from his parents, only Herbert's sisters survived him. Dorthea "Dot" Martin (1896-1981) never married and became principal of the Warren Primary School, retiring in 1962. Alma Martin married Arthur E. Haegler, a civil engineer originally from Alton, Illinois, and the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville. He may have served in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers during World War I and during World War II he worked for the Corps out of the Galveston, Texas, office. During this period he was active in flood control construction projects along the Arkansas River. Their daughter, Shirley Ann Heagler, was the mother of Jim and Mark Griggs, the donors of this collection.


Hugh Bradley (1783-1854); married

Martha Hunter (1792-1856); their eldest son:

1. James Bradley (1813-1879); married Sarah Mosely (1827-1897); their children:

a. Oregon "Orrie" Bradley (1863-1943); married Louis Charles Craig (1859-1935)

b. John R. Bradley (1858-1894)

c. Samuel H. Bradley

d. Martha Laura Bradley

e. Sara Eunice Bradley (1862-1935); married Charles Nicklin Martin (1854-1944); their children:

Herbert Bradley Martin (1888-1918)

Charles Wilson Martin (1904-1918)

Kimball Martin (1894-1894)

Dorthea Martin (1896-1981)

Marion Alma Martin (1890-1982?); married Arthur E. Heagler (1898-1973)


2.5 Linear Feet (5 boxes)

Arrangement of the Papers

Materials are arranged in 8 series by format:

  1. Letters
  2. Diaries and memoranda books
  3. Legal documents
  4. Financial Papers
  5. Scrapbooks and memorabilia
  6. Printed material
  7. Miscellaneous
  8. Photographs

Acquisition Information

The Herbert Bradley Martin Family Papers were donated to Special Collections by Mark and Jim Griggs of Pine Bluff, Arkansas, on June 17, 1989.

Processing Information

Processed by Kim Allen Scott; completed in August 1989.



Herbert Bradley Martin Family Papers
Kim Allen Scott
August 1989
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid is written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Department Repository

University of Arkansas Libraries
365 N. McIlroy Avenue
Fayetteville AR 72701 United States
(479) 575-8444