|Death: ||Nov. 8, 1880|
1615 Filbert Street, 9th Ward
1880-11-10; Paper: Philadelphia Inquirer
"DEATH OF FATHER MARTIN
The venerable Abraham Martin, well known as "Father Martin," died on Monday, in his eighty-eighth year. On Friday he attended prayer meeting at the young Men's Christian Association Rooms, which he rarely ever missed since the organization of the noonday prayer meeting in 1857. In the evening he went to the prayer meeting at the West Arch Street Presbyterian Church, and on his return home was stricken with paralysis, under which, owing to his weight of years and infirmities, he sank rapidly. He was a zealous, untiring and successful Sunday school worker, having been engaged in that work since 1815.
In this labor he acquired a wide reputation, and to him it was a labor of love. He had been manager of the American Sunday School Union for over fifty-six years, and was a welcome visitor to nearly every Sunday school in the city. During the existence of the First-day School Society, which was organized in 1791, he was secretary for a long time. Bishop White at the time was president. The society had paid teachers, and arithmetic and kindred branches were taught in connection with the Bible. It is still in existence, but does not engage in active work.
"Father" Martin took a warm interest in the religious welfare of the children and youth of the city, and in his death they have lost a friend whose place will be hard to fill. The funeral of the deceased will take place on Thursday morning at eleven o'clock, from his late residence, No. 1615 Filbert street, with services at the West Arch Presbyterian Church, at one o'clock precisely. Interment at South Laurel Hill."
Laurel Hill Cemetery
Plot: Section 10 Lot 52
Maintained by: Mary Harrell-Sesniak
Originally Created by: Meges
Record added: Mar 03, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 86163417
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