Leslie L. MartinLeslie Laverne Martin was born May 11, 1923, on the family farm near Goodrich, ND, to Gustave and Mathilda (Kluck) Martin. Leslie was raised on the family farm and attended rural schools for his education. He quit school in order to help on the family farm, and then worked as an electrician in the area, having learned the trade at fifteen years of age.
Leslie was united in marriage to Leona K. Feickert on October 28, 1951, in Harvey, ND, and they continued to live and farm in the Goodrich area. They moved to Fargo, ND, in 1977. For ten years, Leslie and Leona enjoyed the winter months in Mission, TX. Leona died March 22, 2009, and Leslie continued to make his home in Fargo.