Luke Martin, Jr.


Age: 97

Summary: son of Civil War Union soldier and ex-slave Luke Martin, Sr. who had little memory of his father (who died at age 84 in 1920 when he was just 3 years old) and was a member of Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War, where he attended the 2013 unveiling of a historical marker at North Carolina's New Bern Academy that honors his father's regiment becoming one of an estimated eight living first-generation sons of Civil War veterans.

Cause of Death: Complications from congestive heart failure and other ailments

Born: July 11, 1917

Died: January 25, 2015

New Bern, North Carolina