Portville Hall of Fame

Louise C. Martin attended Portville High School, graduating in 1950. She went
on to Nurse’s Training at Bradford Hospital and later served as a technician at
the Olean St. Francis Hospital. A lifetime member of the Portville United
Methodist Church, she served on the Administrative Board and was President
of the Women’s Society for many years.  She also served as the President of
the Farm Bureau of Women. As an active leader of the 4H for many years, she
taught area students lifetime skills including, cooking, sewing, preparing animals
for the Cattaraugus County Fair and Western Square Dancing.

Lifetime resident of Portville, Hugh L. Martin graduated from Portville High
School in 1945 and went on to complete a two-year program in Special
Agriculture at Cornell University.  In 1963, he received the Outstanding Young
Farmers Award for Cattaraugus County.  His community involvement includes
serving on the PCS Board of Education from 1965 to 1975 and a member of
the Vocational Advisory Board, Zoning Commission and the Town Board. As
an active leader of the 4H, he gave tours of his farm on Steam Valley Road to
elementary students.  He and his wife organized and led the group called the
Busy Beavers and received the Governor Rockefeller Conservation award for
their outstanding accomplishments.  He remains active as a western square
dance instructor.
The Portville Historical and Preservation Society
17 Maple Avenue
Portville, NY 14770

Portville, New York
Louise and Hugh Martin