Martin Surname Obituaries

Calvin Martin

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Calvin Martin, 86, 2119 Avenue M, died at a local hospital Thursday [April 18, 1963] after being a patient there one week.

Mr. Martin was born at Petersburg, Ill. and moved to the Oakland [Iowa] area in 1900. He farmed there many years, retiring in 1942. He currently was residing at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Bruce (Iola) Warner.

Mr. Martin was a member of the Methodist Church.M

Other survivors include:
Two sons, Wayne of Storm Lake [Iowa] and Oral of Dexter [Iowa]; nine grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren.

Heft Funeral Home of Oakland is in charge.

Funeral Held Sunday for Calvin Martin
Funeral services for Calvin Martin, 86, were held Sunday, April 21 [1963] at Heft Funeral Home in Oakland. Mr. Martin, a retired farmer, died April 18, at a Council Bluff's hospital.

The Rev. Jack Peters of Grace United Presbyterian Church in Council Bluffs officiated at services.

Bearers were Donald Turner, Orville Turner, Dick Bowes, Eldon Chaney, Robert Turner and Theil Turner. Mrs. Dick Bowes and Mrs. Theodore Beedle were in charge of flowers.

Mrs. L.P. Heft was organist and burial was in Fairview Cemetery.

[Note: Calvin was born in Petersburg, IL. to John A. & Rachel Kinney Martin on March 4, 1877. He married Mabel Margaret Turner on October 26, 1904. She preceded him in death. Also preceding him in death was one son and one daughter.]

Contributed by: Carole Martin

James Martin

Petersburg Observer, January 12, 1917

Mrs. Ellen Whipp and Miss Mary Whipp are in attendance today upon the funeral of the former's father, James H. Martin, who died at the home of his son, Chas. H. Martin on Jan. 9, at Jacksonville. He was 95 years old and was a former resident of East Menard.

Contributed by Matthew Ferricks

John A. Martin

Petersburg Observer, January 29, 1898

Sudden Death.
John A. Martin, of Indian Creek, aged 65 years, while assisting in loading a hog into a wagon Thursday, fell to the ground and expired immediately. The coroner was notified, held an inquest and the jury returned a verdict that death resulted from natural causes, and that they believed his death was due to heart attack. The funeral services were held at the Baker Prairie church yesterday, conducted by R. D. Miller and the remains were buried in the church burying ground.

Contributed by: Matthew

Lincoln Martin

Petersburg Democrat, September 30, 1921

"Linc" Martin, Old Key Man, Answers To Death's Call.
Lincoln L. Martin, familiarly known as "Linc", died at his home, 1725 East Cass street, Springfield, Ill., Sept. 21, after a lingering illness, aged 60 years, 1 month and 26 days.

He was the son of Lewis and Martha Martin and was born at Tallula, July 15, 1861. He learned telegraphy and held the position of operator at Tallula for many years. Afterwards he was manager of the telephone exchange until compelled to give up that position on account of failing health. Subsequently he moved to Springfield.

He was married in Tallula to Miss Ada Magee, who survives him, also the following children: Howard, of Roodhouse; Misses Marguerite and Mary, of Augusta; and Fay, Doris and Lewis, residing in Springfield, with their mother; also, two nieces, Mrs. Cora Trenary and Mrs. Minnie Merryman.

Funeral services were held Friday afternoon at 3 p.m. at the residence of W. C. Trenary at Tallula, and were conducted by Rev. Newman. Music was furnished by a male quarter. He was a member of the Knights of Pythias and Modern Woodmen. Pallbearers were Charles Epperly, James Henderson, J. W. Wiggins, S. C. Shaw, David Arnold, R. B. Ruh. Burial was in Greenwood cemetery.

Contributed by Matthew Ferricks

Martha Wilson Martin

Petersburg Observer, September 3, 1909

This Good Woman Passes Away After a Well Spent Life. Rev. Kemp Preaches Sermon.
Mrs. Martha Wilson Martin was born in Licking county, Ohio, July 28, 1823, and entered rest Aug. 24, 1909. She belonged to a long line of Scotch-Irish ancestry. Because of religious persecutions the family took their Bible and fled to Northern Ireland where they remained for two generations until an opportunity came for them to come to America for greater religious freedom. Before the family left Scotland, Margaret Wilson together with Margaret McLaughlin were drowned in Solway Firth because the two women refused to recant, and became martyrs at the hands of King Charles. A monument has been erected to them in Sterling, Scotland.

Wm. Wilson, the founder of the family in America, settled in the Shenandoah Valley, Virginia, in 1787. His son, Archibald, who was the grandfather of Mrs. Martin, joined the Dunmore Army in 1774 and proceeded with it on the famous expedition against the Indian towns on the Scioto. On the 20th of January, 1776, he was commissioned as lieutenant of the militia of Dunmore county by the Committee of Safety of the colony of Virginia. The next year he was appointed captain, in which capacity he served until the close of the war. His company was present at the taking of Cornwallis at Yorktown in Oct. 1781.

Archibald?s son, Benjamin, who was the father of Mr. Martin, with his three brothers, served through the war of 1812. Also, her brother and many near relatives served in the Civil war.

Mrs. Wilson was married to James H. Martin in 1858. To them were born two children the elder of whom died in infancy. Her daughter Miss Mary Martin lived to take care of her mother, and her attention was most tender and self-sacrificing.

Dr. Kemp. President of Wesleyan University, Bloomington, her former pastor, preached the funeral discourse in this city on Saturday. He paid the following beautiful tribute to the deceased.

Mrs. Martin was a lover of trees, vines and flowers, in short a lover of "God's great out of doors." She planted the trees and vines about her home and watched with interest their growth, and the development of treasures of fruit. Her mind kept open house for truth and she eagerly watched the happenings of a world. Her religious life was unostentatious, and in her last days the Bible was peculiarly her consolation and her hope, Christian faith transfigures death. Hope watches at the tomb, Love sees a bright tomorrow when we may greet again to lose no more those we have loved and lost awhile. A good woman has gone to her coronation, and Heaven is nearer to day to her loved ones who mourn her loss, but except to meet her again. A loving mother, a tender friend a child of God, has laid her burden down and has taken up her crown.

Contributed by: Matthew

Nathan Martin

Pekin Daily Times, September 1955

Nathan Martin, Former City Employee, Dies
Nathan Martin, 73, of 1119 Peoria street, died at 7:45 p.m. Wednesday [Sept. 14, 1955] in Pekin Public hospital after an illness of several years.

He was born Dec. 4, 1880 in Petersburg, Ill., a son of John and Rachel Kenney Martin. He was married to Henrietta M. Hinson in Alberta, Canada, on June 1, 1919.

A resident of Pekin for 20 years, Mr. Martin was employed at Caterpillar Tractor company until he retired at the age of 65 years. He later worked for the city until 1949. He was a veteran of World War I, having served with the Canadian army.

Surviving are his widow of Pekin; four daughters, Mrs. Iola Cooling, Green Valley; Mrs. Sylvia Baer and Mrs. Estelle Van Dyke, both of Peoria; and Mrs. Lolabelle Patilla, Takoma, Wash., four sons, Thomas A. Martin, Pekin; and John E., Roland C. and Allen Martin, all at home.

Also surviving are a brother, Calvin Martin of Iowa; and 20 grandchildren.

Mr. Martin was preceded in death by two sons, who died while in the service of their country; and a daughter, who died in infancy.

His body was taken to the Preston Funeral home where friends may call Friday.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in the Preston Funeral chapel. Burial will be in Lake View cemetery.

Contributed by: Allen & Carole Martin

Sarah A. Martin

Petersburg Observer, December 1, 1911

Obituary of Mrs. Alex. Rhodes.
Sarah A. Martin was born in Menard county, Jan. 12, 1841. She was married to Alex. Rhodes Nov. 11, 1858, who still survives her. To this union was born 12 children, 5 of whom have preceded her in death. The remaining 7 are, 4 boys and 3 girls: John A., of Petersburg; Chas. P., of Medora; Wm. E., of Thackeray; Edgar E., of Springfield; Mrs. Alice Hartman, of Jacksonville; Lydia Neal, of McLeansboro; and Rilla Clark, of Petersburg.

She died at her home in Springerton, Ill., Nov. 23, 1911, at the age of 70 years, 10 months and 11 days.

She was a member of the Missionary Baptist church since 1885, in which relation she remained until she joined the church triumphant.

Her closing years have been like a radient sunset, casting back the beautiful rays of hope to those behind and looking forward with effulgent brightness to the Glory World.

The funeral service was conducted by Rev. W. O. Barnwell, Nov. 25, 1911, at 11 o'clock a.m., after which the remains were laid to rest in the Springer cemetery.

Contributed by: Matthew

William Thomas Martin

Funeral Card

August 5, 1873
Petersburg, Illinois

Entered into Rest
December 9, 1944
Oakland, Iowa

Vieth's Funeral Home, Oakland, Iowa
Monday, Dec. 11, 2:00 p.m.

Rev. Richard Rowe

Jess Hansen    L.W. ROss
Carl Stempel    O.A. Brown
Lyle Thompson    Frank Pierce

Frances Henderson    Romona Rowe
Pianist, Mrs. C.C. Vieth

In the Garden
Abide With Me

In Charge of Flowers
Mrs. Otto Turner
Mrs. Malcolm Turner

Oaklawn Cemetery. Services at the grave in charge of Oakland American Legion Post.

[Note: William Thomas "Tom" Martin was born August 5, 1873 to John A. & Rachel Kinney Martin in Petersburg, IL.
He served in the U.S. Army during World War I. He died December 9, 1944 & is buried in Oakland Cemetery, Oakland, Iowa. He was preceded in death by his wife, Nora D. Martin.

Contributed by: Carole Martin