Martin Edward Trench
Captain, United States Navy
Governor of the Virgin Islands
TRENCH OF THE VIRGIN ISLES DIES IN U.S. VISIT
WORCESTER, Massachusetts, January 6, 1927 – Captain Martin E. Trench, USN, aged 57, Governor of the Virgin Islands, died suddenly at noon today in the home of his brother-in-law, Captain Ralph Earle, USN, President of the Worcester Polytechnic Institute.
Captain Trench came here to spend the holidays. He suffered from a cold January 1 and was confined to the house, but his sickness was not considered serious until yesterday, when broncho-pneumonia set in.
With him at the end were his wife and their son, Martin E. Trench, Jr.
Captain and Mrs. Trench had only recently returned
from the Virgin Islands. They stopped off in Washington where the
Captain had a conference with President Coolidge and the House Committee
on Naval Affairs.
TRENCH, HELEN W/O MARTIN E
Posted:6 January 2008 Updated: 26 September 2008