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Dr John Gartman Martin
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Birth: Mar. 28, 1873
Death: Jan. 19, 1922

The ceremonies attendant upon the burial of Dr. John G. Martin were held at the Methodist church last Sunday afternoon at three o'clock, Rev. W. H. Lewis, officiating in the presence of sympathizing friends. Music was furnished by a select choir led by Miss Hargrave of Whitworth College. Messrs. W. L. Finney, Malcomn Guess, Robert Smith, and Claude Bowen, gave a vocal number, with Miss Hargrave as pianist, the sweet tones of "It Is His Will" falling consolingly upon the altar of great sorrow in the hearts of the bereaved sisters, Mmes. T. H. Perkins, of Brookhaen and W. T. Richards of New Orleans, who mourn the going of their only brother, and of the young daughter Willie Mae, left fatherless. Another sister, Mrs. Hattie Devon, of New York, is also left in sorrow.

After the gracious words spoken by the pastor in an excellent sermon, the body was borne to the vault specially prepared at Rosehill, by request of the deceased, and there left beneath the beautiful flowers sent by friends, to await the resurrection morn.

The pall bearers were E. M. Bee, S. E. Moreton, J. M. Wood, Lewis Wood, Geo. M. Decell, Sr., CLaude L. Bowen.

Four of these, Messrs. Eugene M. Bee, George Decell, Sr., Claude L. Bowen and S. E. Moreton wwere the only friends of Dr. Martin's boyhood left in his old hometown who still hold memory of the halycon days the dead held dear until his last expiring death.

After leaving Brookhaven Dr. Martin graduated at Tulane University from the Medical Department and took a post-graduate course in Chicago. He loved his profession and was on the highway to greater achievements in the medical world than are usual when his strength forsook him and he was compelled to abandon the hope and ambition that had stirred the life and purpose of his aspiring young manhood. Dr. Martin was 48 years of age. He had wrought for himself a name for integrity of character and for benevolence, and a large sympathy for the sick and suffering giving aid often with no remuneration whatever.

There was a strong and undying attachment between the only brother and the sister, Mrs. Richards, who attended him in his last weeks of prostration. No presence but hers could soothe the restless spirit; no hand but hers was craved to minister to his lessing needs at Death's approach. The parting brought a deep and abiding sorrow.

To the bereft sisters who mourn sympathy goes out from many friends. Mrs. Hattie DeVon, of New York, was unable to reach Brookhaven in time for the funeral, a beautiful floral piece expressing instead her love and grief.

"Though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death I will fear no evil; for Thou art with me; They rod and Thy staff they comfort me.

Published 1/25/1922
Taken from the Lincoln County, MS Library Files
 
 
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 Parents:
  John W. Martin (1832 - 1896)
  Josephine Gartman Martin (1839 - 1902)
 
 Sibling:
  Sue Anna Martin Perkins (1864 - 1933)*
  John Gartman Martin (1873 - 1922)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Rose Hill Cemetery
Brookhaven
Lincoln County
Mississippi, USA
Plot: Section 9 Lot 13
 
Maintained by: Connie Gartman Lozier
Originally Created by: Denise Flynn
Record added: Sep 11, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 41825596
Dr John Gartman Martin
Added by: Charline Herring Ryan
 
Dr John Gartman Martin
Added by: Charline Herring Ryan
 
Dr John Gartman Martin
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