Looking for Martineau (Martino) of Plattsburg, NY.
My father was Henry (Henri) James Martineau changed to Martino. Had
a brother named Frances or Francis Martineau changed to Martino. My
father when I was 9 did not know where his brother was and what had
happened to him.
My father and his brother were playing with cherry-bombs and one went
off near my fathers head and deafened him for life. He could read
lips faster than you could talk. His family was Catholic.
His sister Helen just died in March of this year (2005) this was
a great loss to me and my family. I had just found her and lost
her almost in the same breath.