Martin was born 16 November 1874 in Fairview, Sanpete County, Utah to Moses Martin Sanders (1853-1926) and Elizabeth Ellen Cheney (1857-1940) and died 15 January 1957 Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah of unspecified causes.
Martin Franklin Sanders - born in Fairview, Utah, was baptized a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at age 8 by Llewelyn Harris. He relocated to the Mormon Colonies in Colonia Diaz, Mexico in the late 1800's.
At age 24 he was called to serve a mission for the church in Samoa, being set apart by J.M. McMurrin. He served from 18 Jan 1899 to 19 Dec 1904 (almost six years). From 1903 to 1904 he served as President of the Mission.