|Birth: ||Jul., 1816|
|Death: ||Feb. 28, 1891|
New Castle News 4 March 1891 page 11
Martin Reno, of Shenango township, died Thursday morning at 8 o'clock. He attended the local election on Tuesday, February 17th, and took a slight cold that quickly developed into a violent attack of pneumonia. The strong physique that had borne the burden of 72 years was unable to resist the disease. Wednesday night it was realized that the end was near and the following morning he died.
Mr. Reno's long life has been passed in the vicinity of New Castle. Almost 50 years ago he married Miss Hannah Iddings. The old people talked recently of their half century of married life and were planning to celebrate their golden wedding. These conversations are now remembered with sadness.
The deceased was a man of wonderful physical and mental energy, and his massive frame was accompanied by a wonderful largeness of heart that endeared him to all. In connection with his many personal interest he always had time to devote to public and religious duties and was ever active in the affairs of his county and township. He was a deacon of the First Baptist church, of this city and for many years treasurer of the Baptist Association. In the erection of the beautiful new building now used by the congregation, he was the largest contributor and his perseverance added to the success of the work.
At the time of the dedication Mr. and Mrs. Reno entertained the congregation at the church with a sumptuous feast. A marked characteristic of his life was that he always accomplished whatever he undertook, and in this the determination of his true hearted wife was his support.
Some years ago Mr. Reno gave to each of his sons, $4,000, but the family estate is large. The heirs are Lafayette and Samuel P. Reno, of Shenango township, Joseph Reno, of Edinboro, Pa., and his daughter Josephine, now the wife of Prof. Charles Swift of Erie county.
The funeral services will be conducted by Rev. Henry Madtes, of this city. Services will be held at the house at 10 o'clock Sunday morning and the remains taken to the Harmony Baptist church, where further ceremonies will be observed and the interment will take place.
Benjamin Reno (1789 - 1865)
Catherine Swick Reno (1791 - 1858)
Hannah Iddings Reno (1820 - 1910)
Gilbert Lafayette Reno (1843 - 1912)*
Joseph Iddings Reno (1845 - 1913)*
Josephine Reno Swift (1848 - 1920)*
Charles B. Reno (1849 - 1865)*
Samuel Pressley Reno (1852 - 1905)*
Carrie Reno (1855 - 1874)*
William Reno (1811 - 1889)*
John Reno (1813 - 1883)*
Elizabeth Betsey Reno Wiley (1815 - 1892)*
Martin Luther Reno (1816 - 1891)
Martha Jane Reno Jackson (1822 - 1884)*
Mary Maymes Reno Main (1823 - 1878)*
Harmony Baptist Church Cemetery
Plot: Section 1 Lot 7 Grave 4
Created by: David Conover
Record added: Mar 13, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 34757288