Birth Name: Martha Elenor Erwin
Place of Birth: York, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Date of Birth: October 12, 1969
Ethnicity: English, Irish
Martie is the daughter of Barbara (Burns) and Paul Erwin. She has three children with her former husband, Irish-born teacher and actor Gareth Maguire.
Martie’s paternal grandfather was Robert Richmond Erwin (the son of Walter Leroy Erwin and Julia Evaline Richmond). Walter was the son of Silas Leroy Erwin and Mary E. Camp. Julia was the daughter of Levi S. Richmond and Mary M. Millington.
Martie’s paternal grandmother was Ruth E. Tyrrell (the daughter of Walter Bennett Tyrell and Ethel Wheeler Ripley). Walter was the son of William B. Tyrell, who was Irish, and of Ellen/Nellie Jones, who was born in Massachussetts, to Irish parents. Martie’s great-grandmother Ethel was the daughter of Herbert Bellows Ripley and Nancy Adaline Manahan.