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Frederick Oskar Martin

engineer , geologist

Frederick Oskar Martin, German engineer, geologist. Fellow Royal Geography Society, American Geography Society, Pacific Geography Society; member American Institute Mining and Metallurgical Engineers, American Association Petroleum Geologists, Pi Gamma Museum.

Background

Martin, Frederick Oskar was born on August 20, 1871 in Mittweida, Saxony, Germany. Son of Frederick August and Anna Emmeline (Heyne) Martin.

Education

Realschule, Mittweida, Saxony. Columbian University, District of Columbia, 1900-1902. Studied Harvard and Catholic U.

Career

Was engaged in mining and prospecting in Alaska, California, Idaho, Washington and Montana, 1894-1900. Assistant in soil survey and scientist, bureau of Soils, unites states department of Agriculture, 1901-1905. Assistant engineer Panama Canal, division of meteorology and river hydraulics, 1905-1906.

Engineering work and railway contractor, 1906-1909. Mineral inspector, unites states department Interior, 1909-1919, principally in California oil fields. Geologist, Union Oil Corporation of California, 1919-1930, principally in Colombia, S.A.

Later in private practice. Mining engineer, Division of Investigations, United States Department Interior, 1933-1941. Now in private practice.

Honorary consul for Austria at Los Angeles, 1932-1933. Delaware to International Geological Congress, Madrid, International Congress de Forage, Paris, 1929. World Engineering and Power Congress, Tokio, 1929.

Works

  • Author: Explorations in Colombia, South America.

Membership

Fellow Royal Geography Society, American Geography Society, Pacific Geography Society. Member American Institute Mining and Metallurgical Engineers, American Association Petroleum Geologists, Pi Gamma Museum.

Connections

Married Agnes Elizabeth Riese, August 13, 1908. Children: Anna Elisabeth (deceased), Agnes Fritzi, Mistress Margareth Martin Hamer.

father:
Frederick August Martin

mother:
Anna Emmeline (Heyne) Martin

spouse:
Agnes Elizabeth Riese

children:
Anna Elisabeth Martin (deceased)

Agnes Fritzi Martin

Mistress Margareth Martin Hamer Martin