William P. Martin, of Pueblo, Colorado, September 27, 1877. Engaged with brother, William A., as contractor, building the Kansas Paacific Railway, Sheridan to Denver. Also filled many other contracts on Kansas Pacific, Colorado Midland, Canadian Pacific, Oregon Pacific, Elk Mountain, Texas, Santa Fe & Northern, Florence & Cripple Creek, Crystal River, and other roads, including the entire Colorado & Northwestern.
Also built large irrigating canals. Large holder real estate in Pueblo, Denver and Trinidad, Colorado, coal lands in Huerfano Company, Colorado. Identified with and was 5 years president, Pueblo St. Railway.
Identified with large mining interests. Built Government Gunnison Canal near Montrose, Colorado. President Bankers Consolidated Mines, Ouray, Colorado, and Oro Hondo mine, Lead City, South Dakot.