Gladys Evelyn Capman Martin

1899 - 1989

Gladys Martin, born in Chatham, Ontario, Canada, taught at two academies and four colleges during her career. A soprano, Martin and her husband, Hubert, who had been born in India, married in 1917 and began their careers with teaching positions at Williamsdale Academy in Nova Scotia and Battleford Academy in Saskatchewan.

In 1927, they accepted an invitation from Avondale College in Australia for him to teach Bible. He served as principal from 1930 to 1932. She taught English and was the preferred soprano soloist when the music department presented cantatas and oratorios.

They returned to Canada to teach at Canadian Union College, now Canadian University College, and then became teachers at Atlantic Union College, where she taught voice from 1937 to 1945. Martin was a popular soloist; in an orchestra concert presented in May 1938 at which she was a soloist, she had to sing two encores.

When Hubert became pastor of the Pacific Union College Church in the 1950s, Gladys taught in the music department from 1950 to 1955.

Martin was residing in Williamsport, Maryland, when she died at age 90.


Sources: Obituaries: Atlantic Union Gleaner, November 1989, 21; Adventist Review, 16 November 1989,22;and Canadian Adventist Messenger, October 1989, 19. Atlantic Union College Lancastrian, 6 May 1938; The Avondale College centennial history, Avondale, Experiment on the Dora, Milton Hook, Avondale Academic Press, 1998, 142, 153, 155; Faculty listings in the 1957 Pacific Union College yearbook, Diogenes Lantern.