Nov. 30, 1876 Montague Muskegon County Michigan, USA
Feb. 16, 1943
Died in Miami Florida but was buried at Rosehill in Chicago. He was in the US Army in 1898 and participated in the campaign in Puerto Rico. He was the Mayor of Washburn Wisconsin 1906 to 1908. Wife: Edith Pearl Kelly and father of Harold, Ruth, and Beverly
Obituary published in the Washburn Times (some of the info in the paper is not correct) MARTIN SWEET, 70 FORMER MAYOR DIED IN CHICAGO News of the death of Martin Sweet a prominent pioneer resident and former mayor of Washburn was received here Wednesday by A. I. Lien of the local Masonic lodge, of which the deceased was a member. Mr. Sweet died Tuesday, February 16th in Chicago. Funeral services are being held Saturday of this week in Chicago. Martin Sweet was the last surviving member of a pioneer family of this community. His parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Sweet, who settled in Washburn shortly after it was founded, died many years ago. Two brothers Charles and Will, and a twin sister, Mrs. Marion Hull of Superior (Margaret), are also dead. Mrs. Hull having died within the past year or two. The deceased is survived by his wife, two daughters, Ruth and Beverly, and a son, Harold. As a young man Martin Sweet was employed by the local drug firm of Owen & Frost. Later he operated his own drug store in the Kinney building on Bayfield street at Washington avenue. He and the late M. E. Doyle were co-partners in operating the old Opera House. Mr. Sweet was a public-spirited and civic-minded citizen who played an active part in local affairs. He served as president of the city council and in June, 1906, at a special election was elected mayor of the city, a post which he held until 1908. He left Washburn many years ago and was employed for a long time as a traveling representative for the Aladdin Lamp company. In recent years he has spent part of his time in Miami, Florida. He and his wife visited in Wasburn about five years ago.
Correction - Parents were Martin Vanburn Sweet and Eliza Marie VanOrstand (note many different spelling of mother's maiden name)