George Martin (1822 - 1900):
Photographer and poet
George Martin was born in Kilrea, County Londonderry and went to Canada when he was ten years old. He was educated at the Black River Literary Institute in New York and when he was thirty, settled in Montreal where he was a photographer and later a merchant. He was a frequent contributor to the Canadian press and published a volume of poetry, Marguerita and other poems, three years before his death.