Shelby  County  Indiana
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Martin


The  Shelbyville  News
Tuesday, April 6, 2010
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RoseMary Martin, 88, Greenfield died Saturday, April 3, 2010, Regency Place, Greenfield.
Born March 26, 1922, Shelbyville, to  Eston and  Lucy (Kuhn) Robinson.
Married  Robert W. Martin; he preceded her in death in 1975.
Survivors:  sons,  Gerald Martin (wife, Sandy) of Kokomo,  Hugh Martin of Greensburg,  Stephen Martin (wife, Irene) and  David Martin, both of Florida; daughter,  JoAnne Mark (husband, Patrick) of South Carolina; sisters,  Ruth Janice Braden (husband, George) of Greensburg and  Claron Joy Cassidy (husband, Hugh) Cassidy of Shelbyville; nine grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren.
Preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Dwain Robinson.
Homemaker and had been a lifelong resident of this area.
Graduated from Waldron High School in 1939.
Member of Zion United Church of Christ.
Accomplished pianist, loved the outdoors and spending time with her children and grandchildren.
Loved to travel with husband.
Zion United Church of Christ, 7025 E. 100N, with the Rev. Dr. Mary Lundgren officiating.
Burial:  Zion Cemetery in Shelby County.
Glenn E. George & Son Funeral Home, 437 Amos Road.
Contributions may be made to Shelby County Cancer Association or Community Hospital Foundation, Gallahue Mental Health Services.
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Tampa  Tribune
Monday, February 18, 2008
Metro, page 7.
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          John J. Martin, 90 of Tampa [Hillsborough County], Florida, formerly of Indianapolis, Ind. and Shelbyville, Indiana, died Wednesday, February 13, 2008.  The family will receive friends 5-7pm. Thursday, February 21, 2008 at Blount & Curry Funeral Home, Carrollwood Chapel, 3207 W. Bearss Ave., Tampa, Florida.
Contributed by John B. King


The  Shelbyville  News
April 21, 2006
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Nancy Lee Martin, 49, Shelbyville, died Saturday, April 15, 2006; Methodist Hospital, Indianapolis.
Born Oct. 14, 1956, in Paoli, d/o  Glenn Harold  and  Evelyn Pearl (Drake) Bush.
Survivors include one son,  Tusk Lee Daniel Hall  of Manteno, Ill.; one brother,  David Wesley Park  of Shelbyville; four sisters,  Pamela Jean Doty  of Jasper,  Bonnie Mae Hall  of Manteno,  Cheryl Irene Woolen  and  Judy Lynn Coy, both of Shelbyville; and several nieces and nephews.
Preceded in death by one son, Brandon Glenn Martin; and one sister, Linda Louise Rodriquez.
Memorial service was on Thursday at Loper Commons apartment clubhouse, 919 Lewis Creek Lane.
Freeman Family Funeral Homes, Carmony-Ewing Chapels, 819 S. Harrison St.
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Greensburg  Daily  News
Greensburg, Decatur County, Indiana
16 Aug 2002
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          George Melvin Martin,  70, Rushville, died Thursday, Aug. 15, 2002 at St. Francis Hospital in Beech Grove.  Born Sept. 21, 1931 in Rush County, he was the son of  Charles Walter and  Florence May (Myers) Martin,  both deceased.  He married  Naomi Richey  on Oct. 4, 1949 and she preceded him in death on Feb. 25, 1974.  He married  Arlene Nickel  on July 14, 1975, and she survives.
          He was a service technician for Sears, specializing in heating, air conditioning and electronics.  He was a member of the Main Street Christian Church in Rushville, the Sons of the Legion, the Phoenix Lodge 62 F & AM, the Scottish Rite and the East Central Radio Club.  He was the head of Rush Memorial Hospital's maintenance department during the 1970s.
          Besides his second wife, he is survived by three daughters,  May (David) Shouse  and  Rose Ann (Raymond) Turner,  both of Rushville and  Marcia (Tim) Meer  of Milroy; one stepson,  Jim Alexander  of Franklin; one stepdaughter,  Debbie (Bob) Scheibler  of Shelbyville; several grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.
          Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Moster & Cox Mortuary in Rushville with Mick Saunders officiating.  Burial will follow in East Hill Cemetery in Rushville.  Visitation will be held from 4-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.  Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or the American Heart Association.
Contributed by Phyllis Fleming and  Betty Kitchen


The  Shelbyville  News
Saturday, November 6, 1993
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Earl Thornton Martin, 83, 1019 Elm Street, died at 1:30 p.m. Friday.
Born October 20, 1910, in Milroy, to  William David and  Harriet (Thompkins) Martin.  Married  Mary Lou Allen January 19, 1940, she survives with a daughter, Mrs. Jayne Ann Werking; two sons, Thomas Arthur Martin  and  James William Martin; five grandchildren; and two great grandchildren.  One grandson preceded him in death.
Employed as a design engineer at PPG Industries in Shelbyville, retired in 1972.  Held three patents in his name for fiberglass products.  Life member of the Elks Lodge and the Kiwanis Club, both in Shelbyville.  Member of First Presbyterian Church in Shelbyville, where he served as a deacon, an elder, and a trustee, former president of the church board.
Burial will be in the Forest Hill Cemetery.
Submitted by Barb Huff for Sherry Badgley Ryan
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  News
Wednesday, June 8, 1983
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WALTER  MARTIN
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Walter Martin, 71, former Rush Co resident died Saturday in Sarasota, FL.
Retired from farm management in Fountaintown.  Member Fountaintown UMC, Morristown Lodge F&AM, Scottish Rite, Murat Shrine.
Surviving:  wife  Helen;  sons  James,  John;  daughter  Judith Myer; three grandchildren; sister  Bertha Wilson.
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  News
Wednesday, September 7, 1983
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MARY  A. MARTIN
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Mary A. Martin, 82, 624 West 17th Street, Bloomington, former Shelby County resident, died Monday in the Bloomington Hospital.
Services:  St. Vincent Catholic Church, with the Rev. James Dede officiating.  
Burial:  St. Vincent Cemetery.
Greene and Harrell Mortuary, Bloomington.
Salesclerk at J. C. Penney for 25 years.
Member of St. Paul's Catholic Church, Bloomington.
D/o of  Frank and Elizabeth (Lux) Runnebohm, born February 13, 1901, in Shelby County.
Married to  Clarence Martin, who died in 1966.  
Survivors:  son, Ronald Martin, Bloomington;  3 sisters, Gertrude Thoman, Shelbyville, Rose Beyer, Waldron, and  Celie Haverkos, Oldenburg.  A son, a sister and three brothers preceded in death.
Submitted by Barb Huff
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  News
Thursday, August 20, 1981
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Mrs. Nellie C. Martin, 75, died at the home of her daughter in Mooresville, Wednesday.
Born in Bartholomew County October 2, 1905; d/o  Jacob and Susan (Gearhart) Smith.  
November 18, 1923, Edinburg, married  Earl Martin.
Survivors:  sister, Mrs. Oris (Elva) Oldham, Shelbyville.  
Three sisters, Mrs. Walter (Edna) Perry,  Mrs. Paul (Anna) Smith and  Miss Opal Smith and a brother Raymond Smith preceded her in death.
Lived in Shelby county since 1909.
Member of the First Christian Church.
Services:  Murphy Mortuary.
Burial:  Forest Hill Cemetery.
Submitted by Barb Huff for Sherry Badgley Ryan
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  News-Examiner
Connersville, Fayette County, Indiana
26 Feb 1974
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MRS. MELVIN MARTIN
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          Mrs. Naomi M. Martin,  42, 620 North Jackson, Rushville, died suddenly at her home at 7:32 a.m. Monday.  She had been in failing health three years.  Born November 18, 1931, in Milroy to  Edward A. and  Stella Fishback Richey,  she had lived all her life in Milroy and Rushville.  She was a member of Main Street Christian Church. On October 4, 1949, she was married to  Melvin Martin,  who survives.
          Other survivors include her mother who lives in Rushville; three daughters,  Mrs. Leonard (May Louise) Harmon  of near Milton,  Marcia Sue and  Rose Ann,  at home; a brother,  Paul Richey  of Clarksburg, one half-brother,  Edwin Richey  of New Castle; four sisters,  Mrs. Charles (Norma) Clark  of Anderson,  Mrs. James (Gladys) Fussner  of near Milroy,  Mrs. Robert (Mary) Norwald  [sic–Narwold] of near Greensburg, and  Mrs. Ralph (Ethel) Fisher  of Connersville; two half-sisters,  Mrs. Howard (Helen) Myers  of North Salem, and  Mrs. Francis (Virginia) Houston  of Homer; and a grandson,  Bradley Ray Harmon  of Milton. a brother, a sister and half-brother preceded her in death.
          Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Moster and Sons Mortuary in Rushville with Rev. Norval Lyon officiating.  Burial will be in East Hill Cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home any time.
Contributed by Phyllis Fleming and  Betty Kitchen


The  Shelbyville  News
Monday, February 28, 1966
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RITES  SET  FOR  C. L. MARTIN
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Clarence L. Martin, 67, a Shelby County native, lived in Bloomington since 1928, died Sunday morning.
S/o  Douglas and Rose (Lyons) Martin; furniture plant worker and an Indiana University policeman until he retired due to ill health in 1962. 
Patient at a Gosport nursing home since late 1965.
Survived by his wife Mary  at their Bloomington home, a son, Thomas Martin of Bloomington, four grandchildren, and several relatives in Shelby County.
Member of St. Charles Catholic Church in Bloomington, the Knights of Columbus and Elks Lodge, and was an Army Veteran of World War I.
Greene and Harrell Funeral Home in Bloomington.
Funeral mass at St. Charles at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Father Francis Buck officiating.  
Burial:  St. Vincent Cemetery in Shelby County.
Submitted by Barb Huff
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  News
June 8, 1964
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JAMES  MARTIN
DIES  SUDDENLY
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Rites  Wednesday  For
Local  Resident
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          James R. Martin, 78, 528 E. Hendricks St., a retired employe of the Shelbyville Desk Company, became ill suddenly and died at 4:10 p.m. Sunday shortly after arrival at Major Hospital.
          Mr. Martin was born April 27, 1886, in Ripley County, the son of  Robert and  Mary Etta (Clark) Martin.
          Surviving are three sisters,  Mrs. Grace Kettler,  Mrs. Emma Wainscott  and  Mrs. Della Poole,  all of this city.  One sister and two brothers preceded in death.
          Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Murphy Mortuary, with Rev. Alonzo Hamilton officiating.  Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery.  Friends may call at the mortuary after 2:00 p.m. Tuesday.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  News
Tuesday June 18, 1957
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ELMER  MARTIN  DIES  IN  RUSHVILLE
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          Elmer Martin, 81, retired blacksmith and resident of Homer since 1912, died at Rush Memorial Hospital in Rushville Monday at 4:00 p.m.  He had been ill since May 1954, and in a serious condition for a week.
          The son of James Samuel and Rachel Jane (Purlee) Martin, he was born in Washington county May 22, 1876.  On November 19, 1897, he married  Della Hurst who preceded in death.  He is survived by one daughter,  Sonoma I. Martin  of Homer, two nieces and one nephew.
          Mr. Martin was a member of the Homer Christian Church.  His funeral will be held Thursday at 10:30 a.m. at the Carmony Funeral Home, Manilla, with Rev. Maurice Davis officiating.  Burial will be in the Hurst cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home after noon Wednesday.
Contributed by Barb Huff


The  Shelbyville  News
Wednesday May 23, 1957
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WALDRON  MAN’S  FATHER  DIES
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Elmer Martin, 86, Succumbs in California
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          Earl Martin of Waldron has received word of the death of his father, Elmer Martin, 86, former resident of Decatur county, who lived in Pasadena, California, for many years.
          Mr. Martin died at a Pasadena hospital Tuesday.
          Surviving with the son at Waldron are two other sons and a daughter, all of Pasadena.  Last rites and burial will be in the California city.
Contributed by Barb Huff


The  Indianapolis  News
Monday, Aug 6, 1956
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MARTIN  RITES  TO  BE  WEDNESDAY
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As a boy  Joshua Lloyd Martin  participated in the running of the Cherokee Strip in Oklahoma.  He did so only for a lark and did not establish a claim.  
Age 86, he died yesterday in Veterans Administration Hospital on West 10th [Indianapolis, IN].  
Home was at Fountaintown.  Born at Carrollton, in Hancock County.  In younger days, lived in the West.
S/o  Jacob Martin,  a Civil War veteran.
Served in the cavalry in the regular Army before the Spanish-American War.  Fell and was injured while he was in service.  Met  William E. (Buffalo Bill) Cody.
Retired farmer.
Member of the Methodist Church at Fountaintown.  
L. V. Hauk Funeral Home at Morristown.
Burial at Fountaintown.  
Survivors are the widow,  Margaret Martin,  whom he married 57 years ago; three daughters,  Mary Campbell,  Jersey Shore, Pa.;  Louise Wilkes,  Fountaintown, and  Jeane Gentry,  Indianapolis; two sons,  J. Frank Martin,  Fountaintown and  G. Donald Martin,  Corpus Christi, Tex.; 10 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
Submitted by Joni Curtis
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Tuesday February 18, 1947
Page 1 column 3
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DEATH  CLAIMS  HOMER  WOMAN
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Funeral for Mrs. Della Martin Is Today
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          Mrs. Della Martin, age seventy, wife of  Elmer Martin, blacksmith at Homer, died at 7:45 p.m. Sunday at her home.  She had been ill with pernicious anemia for the past three years and seriously ill for the past several weeks.
          Funeral services will be held at the late home at 2:00 p.m. today and burial will be made in the Hurst cemetery in charge of D. E. Carmony, funeral director.  The Rev. W. B. Jenkins will officiate at the lat rites.  Friends may call at the late home at any time.
          She was born in Homer July 11, 1876, the daughter of  James Albert and  Mary Ann (Zike) Hurst.  On November 17, 1897, she was married to Mr. Martin and three children were born to the union, two of whom preceded her in death.
          Surviving with the husband are a daughter,  Miss Sonoma Martin, at home; three brothers,  Alonzo and  George Hurst, of Anderson, and  Wint Hurst, of Rushville, and a sister,  Mrs. Anna Washburn, of Glendale, Arizona.
          Mrs. Martin was a member of the Homer Baptist Church.
Contributed by Barb Huff


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Saturday, April 11, 1942
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DEATH  SUMMONS  MRS  MARTIN
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          In failing health for several years,  Mrs. Rose Anna Martin,  widow of the late  Douglas Martin,  died yesterday afternoon at the convalescent home of the Little Sisters of the Poor, Indianapolis.  Death, due to advanced age, came at 6:00 o'clock.
          Mrs. Martin was born October 5, 1859, in Shelby county, a daughter of  Bryan and Anna Lyons,  and lived continuously in the county and city until the death of her husband in 1940.  One son,  Clarence Martin,  of Bloomington, survives, together with two grandsons,  Thomas and Ronald Martin,  and several nieces and nephews.
          Deceased was a member of the St. Joseph Catholic Church and of the Daughters of Isabella and Auxillary of the Knights of St. John.  The body has been taken to the Loren H. Murphy funeral home, where friends may call.
          Funeral services will be held at the St. Joseph Catholic Church on Monday morning at 9:00 o'clock, in charge of the Rev. Clement Zepf and burial will be in the St. Joseph Cemetery.
Submitted by Barb Huff  for Teresa Sexton


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Friday, March 29, 1940
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CITY  MAN, 71, DIES  AT  HOME
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Death of Douglas Martin,
Lifelong Resident of County, Sudden
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          Douglas Martin, 71, lifelong resident of Shelby county, died suddenly at 12:30 a.m. Thursday, at his home, 135 East Pennsylvania street.  Although he had been suffering with a severe cold, his death was unexpected.  According to Coroner  Charles Kohlmeyer,  death was caused by a heart ailment.
          Mr. Martin was born in Addison township, November 14, 1868, the son of  Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Martin.  In 1891 he was united in marriage to  Rose A. Lyons, who survives.  Of three children born to this union, one son,  Clarence Martin,  of Bloomington, survives.  Two grandchildren also survive.
          He was employed many years at the Davis-Birely furniture factory in this city and was a member of the St. Joseph Catholic Church, where funeral services will be held Saturday at 9:00 a.m. with Rev. Clement Zepf officiating.  Burial will be in the St. Joseph cemetery in charge of Loren H. Murphy.
Submitted by Barb Huff  for Teresa Sexton


The  Kokomo  Tribune 
April 30, 1934
Page 2
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J. W. Martin Dies
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FORME R KOKOMO  MAN
WAS  ILL  ONE  WEEK
WITH  HEART  TROUBLE
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          John W. Martin, age 59, a resident of Kokomo until three years ago, died at 11:15 o'clock Monday morning at his home near Logansport. Heart trouble was the cause of death which came after a week's illness.  Until moving to Logansport, Mr. Martin was superintendent of the Kokomo brick yard.  The widow survives with six children,  Ben,  John  and  Dick Martin  and  Mrs. Lester Lewis, Kokomo and  Tom and  Mrs. Mildred Drummond at home.  There also are six brothers and three sisters,  Lake V. and  Vaughn Martin  of Kokomo,  David  of West Middleton,  Charles  of Bass Lake,  Sam  of Hemlock,  Strother  of Indianapolis,  Mrs. Sarah Neff  of Russiaville,  Mrs. Maud Harris  of Umatilla, Fla., and  Mrs. Elizabeth Lines  of Shelbyville.  The body will be brought in Kokomo for burial, but no arrangements for the funeral have been made.
Contributed by Janet McColley Franklin

The  Shelbyville  Republican
Saturday, Jan. 10, 1931
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DEATH  OCCURS  AT  FAIRLAND, FRIDAY
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Mrs. Carrie Martin, Wife Of George Martin,
Died on Friday Afternoon
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Funeral Service Sunday
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          Mrs. Carrie Martin, wife of  George Martin, died at her home in Fairland at 2:40 o’clock Friday afternoon.  Death was caused from a complication of diseases.  Mrs. Martin had only been seriously ill for a few days but her health had not been good for sometime.
          The deceased who was seventy-three years old was a native of this county.  She had always resided in the Fairland community and had lived in Fairland for the past ten years.  She was married to George Martin and to this union four children were born, all of whom survive.  Mrs. Martin was a member of the Fairland Baptist church.
          Surviving are the husband, one daughter, Mrs. May Walters, of Indianapolis; three sons, Ira Martin, of Brookfield, and Earl Martin, of northern Indiana.  She is also survived by several grandchildren; two brothers, Sam Fisher, of Brandywine township; Link Fisher, of this city; and a sister who lives in St. Louis, Mo.
          Funeral services will be conducted at the Fairland Baptist church at 2:00 o’clock Sunday afternoon with burial in the Fairland cemetery.
Submitted by Janet Franklin


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Monday December 17, 1934
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... POISON DEATH
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        I put the articles surrounding the accidental death of  Lucy Evelyn Ridley Martin in the Newspaper section. PMF


The  Shelbyville  Democrat
Friday, November 6, 1931
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DEATH  FOLLOWS
LONG  ILLNESS
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Passing of Thomas Martin Due to
Complication of Diseases --
Funeral Services Sunday
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          Thomas H. Martin  died at his home, three miles southeast of New Palestine, Friday morning at 6:30 o'clock, following a long illness.  His death was due to a complication of diseases.  At the time of his passing, Mr. Martin was sixty-seven years old, and his death is deeply mourned by his hundreds of friends.
Besides the widow,  Sarah C. Martin,  he leaves one grandson,  Russell Mohr;  a son-in-law,  Andrew Mohr;  a brother,  George,  of Fairland, and three sisters,  Mrs. Nancy Lantz,  of New Palestine;  Mrs. Emma Downing,  of Julietta, and  Mrs. Eliza Plummer,  of Augusta, Kas.
          The deceased had spent his entire life in Moral township, and his passing is a great loss to the community in which he lived.  Funeral services will be conducted at ten o'clock Sunday morning from the late home, and at 10:30 o'clock at the Sugar Creek church.  Burial will be in the New Palestine comemtery in charge of Max Herrlich & Son, undertakers.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelbyville  Republican
Tuesday, August 12, 1930
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CHARLES  MARTIN  SUCCUMBS  TODAY
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Complication Of Diseases Was Cause Of Death
Of Local Resident At Home Here
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HOLD  FUNERAL  THURSDAY
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          Charles A. Martin, age 69 years, died at 2:15 o'clock this morning at his home, 109 Elizabeth street, from a complication of diseases from which he had suffered for the past twelve weeks.  The deceased was born on February 28, 1861 in Decatur county and was the son of  Mr. and Mrs. Milton Martin.  His marriage to  Miss Barbara Cauzzort  took place on October 28, 1885 and seven children, six of whom are living were born to them.  The widow, four daughters, two sons, six grandchildren and two brothers survive.  The children are:  Mrs. Harry Albion, of Carthage;  Mrs. Fred Eick, of Rockford, Michigan;  Mrs. Raymond Mellis,  Mrs. Ed Lee,  Earl and  Milton Martin, of Shelbyville.  Harry Martin and Ed Martin, of this city, are brothers of the deceased.  Funeral services will be held at the home Thursday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock.  Burial will be in the City cemetery in charge of Charles M. Ewing.  The Red Men will take part in the service.
Submitted by Barb Huff


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Friday May 4, 1923
Page 1 column 5
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AGED  LADY  DIED
THIS  AFTERNOON
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Mrs. Susan Emily Wilson,
Granddaughter of First Settler In Shelby County
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CHARTER  MEMBER  COTERIE
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          Mrs. Susan Emily Martin died at 1:45 o'clock this afternoon at her home, 58 west Franklin street.  She had been ill for some time, disease and accompanying old age being the cause of her death.
          She was the granddaughter of  John Wilson, the first white man to come into what is now Shelby county.  She was the daughter of  Isaac Wilson, one of the first white boys to live here.  Her mother was  Rebecca Montgomery Wilson, daughter of one of the first residents of this county.  She was born in this city eighty-two years ago and lived here all her life.  As a girl she went to school in the school houses that were provided at that time.  The first of these she attended was a one-room brick building that faced Pike street at the corner of Franklin street.  Later she went to school in the "Seminary" that was located on West Jackson street, near Tompkins street.  When she was born in 1841 Shelbyville was just beginning to assume town airs.  Her grandfather had cut down the first tree felled in Shelby county and her father held the distinction of being the first white boy to play with the few Indian lads who were still here in the winter of 1819.  John Wilson followed the Whetzel trail to where it crossed the Blue river four miles north of where Shelbyville is now located.  Here he built the first cabin erected in this part of Indiana.  The Shelby County Historical Society will mark the site of this cabin in a few days.  The society has in its possession some of the original timbers of that cabin home.
          Mrs. Martin was married to  James Martin  in 1872.  He died in 1877.  No children were born.  Mr. Martin was a school teacher and a scientist.  They lived for a while in a two-story frame house on the south side of Washington street, just east of the Public Square.  He owned a very large collection of mounted butterflies, bugs and beetles that had been collected in all sections of the country.  He was eminent as a naturalist, his collection being very valuable.  The night of the fire the cases containing this collection was scattered all over the street.  After this Prof. Martin built a residence and an "academy" on the ground now occupied by Vandergrift and Morris in West Hendricks street.  He taught a private school there until his death.
          Mrs. Martin was a member of the D.A.R., the First Presbyterian church and was a charter member of the Coterie.  She was widely known and held in high esteem.  The house in which she lived and died was built by her father before Shelbyville was incorporated as a town.  The first street commissioner Shelbyville had, told Mr. Wilson he would have to move his house, because it was on the sidewalk.  Mr. Wilson told him to move the town, the house was there first.  To conform with the wishes of the city Mrs. Martin moved the house after she came in possession of it.  Mrs. Martin was the last member of the Wilson family.
          Funeral services will be held Monday afternoon at the late home at 2:30 o'clock, the Rev. A. F. VonTobel, pastor of the First Presbyterian church officiating.  Interment will be made in Forest Hill cemetery, Ralph J. Edwards in charge.
Contributed by Barb Huff for Patti Flint


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Wednesday, May 25, 1921
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JACOB  MARTIN
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          Jacob Martin,  age 81, died at the home of his daughter,  Mrs. Ida Wilkerson,  of Fountaintown at 4:00 o'clock Tuesday afternoon.  Death was caused from complications.  Mr. Martin had been in failing health for some time and his death was expected by his relatives.
          He was a veteran of the civil war and served during the entire four years.  He was a member of the G.A.R at Indianapolis.
          Besides the daughter, at whose home he died, he leaves one son,  Jonathan,  of Fountaintown.  One brother and one sister also survive.
          Funeral services will be conducted at the daughter's home Thursday morning at 10:00 o'clock.  The G.A.R. of Greenfield, will have charge of the services.  Burial will be in the Eden cemetery.
Submitted by Barb Huff  for Julie


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Saturday, July 24, 1920
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MRS.  BELLE  MARTIN
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Highly Esteemed Woman of
Fountaintown Dead.
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          Mrs. Belle Martin,  whose home was in Fountaintown, died this morning in the Deaconess hospital at 8:10 o'clock where she was operated on a week ago for the removal of gall stones.  She was recovering from the operation and it was thought she would soon be able to return home.  Friday evening she was taken worse and rapidly declined until she died.  Mrs. Martin was a widow and was 50 years old.  She was the mother of one daughter,  Mrs. Nelle Hanna  of Willow Branch in Hancock county, and five sons,  Roy,  Paul,  Noble,  Clifton  and  Ohmer,  the latter now bing in the United States navy.
          Mrs. Martin was one of the most higly esteemed women of the Fountaintown community.  She was prominent in church work and a ready helper in all forward endeavors.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  Democrat
Friday, August 16, 1918
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JAMES  H. MARTIN  DIED  AT  ST. PAUL
Well Known Aged Man Passed Away
At Early Hour This Morning
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          James H. Martin,  a very prominent and influential resident of St. Paul, died at his home there this morning at 6:15 o'clock from a complication of diseases, with which he had been suffering for some time.  He was aged seventy-three years, ten months and twenty days and the greater part of his life had been spent in the vicinity where he passed away.
          The deceased was born in Decatur County September 27, 1845, and moved to Shelby County when young.  The greater part of his life had been spent in farming, and altho some years ago he retired from this occupation and became a merchant of St. Paul.  About five years ago he retired from active work and had spent the last few years in quiet enjoyment.
          Six children were born to Mr. Martin and his first wife, one of whom survives; this is  Mrs. Henry Cory,  of West Taylor street, this city.  The first wife died a number of years ago and Mr. Martin was united in marriage to  Mrs. Ollie Farlow in 1911.  The widow survives and he also leaves a brother, William Martin, of St. Paul, and two sisters, Mrs. Mary Pierce and  Mrs. Alice Shortridge, of St. Paul.  There are two grandchildren and two great grandchildren.  Mr. Martin was a member of the Christian Church at St. Paul and of the St. Paul Lodge of K. of P.  The latter will take part in the burial ceremonies.
          The deceased was a resident well known and liked throughout the community.  Funeral services will be held at the Christian Church in St. Paul Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, Rev. McCain, of St. Paul, and Rev. Burns, of Gwynneville, officiating.  Burial will be made in the St. Paul cemetery in charge of Stewart & Fix, undertakers.
Submitted by Barb Huff


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Friday, August 12, 1910
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DEATHS  AND  FUNERALS
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          Milton Martin,  a veteran of the civil war, died at the home of his son,  Edward Martin,  of 37 East Pennsylvania street, at 12:45 o'clock this morning, following an illness of three weeks.  Had he lived until the 27th of this month, Mr. Martin would have been seventy-seven years old.  He was suffering from a complication of diseases, but heart trouble was the direct cause of his death.  Mr. Martin had been almost an invalid for years and for some time had been drawing a total disability pension.  He was well known in this city and county and was a member of Dumont Post, G.A.R.  For the full length of the civil war he fought for the flag and for the grand principles for which it stands, and his record as a soldier is filled with brave and heroic deeds.  During the first three years of the struggle he was a member of Company E., Thirty-seventh Indiana regiment, and the rest of the time he was in Company A., of the Thirty-eighth Indiana regiment.  In his earlier days Mr. Martin was a lime burner and it was his proud boast that he had burned most of the lime that was used in the erection of the state house at Indianapolis.  Besides the son at whose home he died, he leaves two other sons, Charles and  Harry, and three brothers -- Daniel, of Greensburg;  James, of Franklin; and  Enoch, of New Hampton, Missouri.  His wife died three years ago.  The funeral services will be held at the late home Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock, under the auspices of Dumont Post, No. 18. G.A.R. Rev. G. M. Smith will officiate.  Interment in the City cemetery by Stewart & Fix.
Submitted by Barb Huff


The  Shelbyville  Democrat
Monday, November 25, 1907
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MRS. J. H. MARTIN  DEAD
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          Nancy,  the wife of  James H. Martin, died at their residence in St. Paul, just across the Shelby county line in Decatur County, Sunday evening at ten o'clock.  She was sixty-one years, nine months and seventeen days of age at the time of her death, which was the result of paralysis, from which she had suffered for the past four years.  The deceased leaves besides her husband, two children, Mrs. Lillie Favors, of St. Paul, and  Mrs. Lulu Cory, of this city; two sisters and one brother.
          Mrs. Martin was a devoted wife and a loving mother, always kind and generous and an excellent example of what a Christian woman should be.
          The funeral services will be held in the Christian church at St. Paul at noon Wednesday, the Rev. Alfonso Burnes officiating.  Interment at the Paul Hill cemetery in charge of D. B. Wilson & Son, of this city.
Submitted by Barb Huff


The  Shelbyville  Democrat
Monday, June 3, 1907
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WOMAN'S  SUDDEN  DEATH  THOUGHT  ONLY  A  FAINT
Mrs. Elizabeth Martin Passes Away
After Illness of a Few Hours
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          After an illness of only a few hours,  Mrs. Elizabeth Martin, living on the Boggstown pike north of the city, died Saturday evening about six o'clock. Her death came so suddenly that relatives thought it only a fainting spell and the undertakers were kept from their work of preparing the body for burial for several hours.  Mrs. Martin complained of a slight illness on Saturday morning, but prepared the noon day meal as usual.  In the evening she again became weak and a physician was called.  Shortly after the physician had pronounced her illness due to senility and had left medicine, she passed away in what seemed only a swoon.  Mrs. Martin was seventy-six years and eighteen days.  Besides a husband, she leaves three sons,  Harry,  Charles and  Ed;  three sisters, one brother and five grandchildren.  One week ago Saturday, Mrs. Jane Martin, a sister-in-law, was laid to rest and  Mrs. Elizabeth Martin attended the funeral.  The funeral services of the latter will be held at her late home Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, the Rev. H.O. Pritchard officiating.  Interment will be in the City cemetery.
Submitted by Barb Huff


The  Shelbyville  Democrat
Friday, May 24, 1907
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MRS. JANE  MARTIN  DEAD
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          Mrs. Jane Martin died at her home, 143 west Pennsylvania street, Thursday evening.  A post mortem examination held this morning by Drs. W. H. Kennedy and F. E. Ray showed that death was the result of cancer of the liver.  She was sixty-two years of age.  Deceased leaves one step-son, Dudley Martin, a sister, Mrs. Maggie Dargin, and five nieces.  Funeral services will be held at the late home Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock.  The Rev. George M. Smith will officiate.  Interment will be made in Forest Hill.  Stewart & Fix have charge.
Submitted by Barb Huff


The  Shelby  Democrat
August 25, 1904
Page 8, column 3
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          Benjamin F. Martin  died at his home in the east part of the city Monday at 9:30 p.m. of pneumonia, aged sixty-five years, five months and sixteen days.  Mr. Martin was an old veteran, having served in two different regiments during the civil war.  He served one year in Company H, Sixteenth regiment Indiana volunteer infantry and two years and two months in Company I of the Fifty-first Indiana volunteer infantry.  Dumont Post, G.A.R., will have charge of the funeral services which will be held at the residence Wednesday at 2 o'clock p.m.  The Rev. W. F. Smith will officiate.  Interment will be in Forest Hill cemetery in charge of R. T. Stewart.
Submitted by Barb Huff


The  Shelbyville  Daily  Democrat
Tuesday, February 20, 1894
Page 4, column 1
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          The infant son of  Mr. & Mrs. Douglas Martin,  died at their residence in Maplewood at 7 o'clock p.m. Monday, February 19th.  The remains were interred this morning, Tuesday, February 20th, at the St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery at 10 o'clock a.m.  D. B. Wilson & Son, funeral directors.
Submitted by Barb Huff

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