Clyde Owen Martin
Family Memories of His Life and Times
by Gail Lee Martin
About the Book
Clyde Martin grew up in Greenwood County, Kansas in the 1930s. A hard-working man, he started out farming like his father, but switched to oilfield work to support his growing family. Roughneck, Driller, Tool-Pusher were some of his job titles during the years in the El Dorado oilfield of south-central Kansas. After retirement, he had time for fishing, gardening, selling at the farmer's market and many other activities.
The book also traces the Martin/Joy/Kennedy family history in Kansas. It brings alive Douglas County, Greenwood County and Butler County history ranging from territorial strife to the El Dorado oil boom.
This is the black-and-white paperback version and there is a heritage hardback edition also that includes some color photos.
Designing books lets me combine my passion for photography and writing and I'm having a great time turning my mother's writing into books. Her book, My Flint Hills Childhood is the first of these. For her second book, the subject was my father, Clyde Owen Martin. My sister, Cynthia Jo Ross and I contributed to that one.