Enoch Franklin Martin was born on 25 December 1842 in Brooklyn, New York, to John Martin and Hannah Mays. He moved to Utah Territory in 1865 and settled in Tooele in 1869. He married Lydia Bates on 12 December 1870. Martin worked as Tooele County clerk and recorder and as a railroad agent at the Bauer Terminus in the county and at St. John, Utah Territory. He died on 16 April 1919 in Brawley, California, while visiting his daughter. He was buried in Tooele.
 “Enock Franklin Martin,” in History of Tooele County (Salt Lake City: Daughters of Utah Pioneers, Tooele County, 1961), 528; “Enoch F. Martin Dies in California,” Tooele Transcript, 25 Apr. 1919, 1.