|Birth: ||Nov. 19, 1846|
Greenville (Floyd County)
|Death: ||May 26, 1927|
Son of Madison and Nancy Byerly Martin.
Married to Susan Anna Summers on March 10, 1868.
Father of Minnie F., Hugh Arthur, Estelle Jane, Eliza Theodosia, Henrietta, Joseph Madison, Jesse Cleveland, Grover Laurence and Grace Cornelia Martin.
"Death of James Martin
James Martin, a well known and highly esteemed citizen of Morgan township, died at his home northeast of Palmyra last Friday night at the advanced age of eighty years. He was a leading farmer of the community and was a director of the Citizens Bank of Palmyra.
Funeral services were conducted Wedneday morning at the United Brethern church of Palmyra by Rev. Gilley, of Washinton, Ind., former pastor at Palmyra, and burial was in the Palmyra cemetery.
November 19, 1846, James M. was born to Madison and Nancy Martin, two miles sourth of Greenville, Ind., and left this earthly tabernacle to join the loved ones gone before May 27, 1927, aged 80 years, 6 months and 8 days.
Was united in marriage to Anna Summers March 12, 1868 (sic), making their union 59 years, 2 months and 15 days.
To them was (sic) born nine children, namely, Mrs. Minnie E. Feltner, Mrs Eliza T. Brown and Grover L., of Palmyra, Joseph M., of Pekin, Ind., Mrs. Henrietta Collings, of Carlisle, Ind., Mrs Estella J. Gillmore, of Aurora, Ill., Hugh Arthur, of Los Angeles, Cal., Mrs. Jessie C. Royse, of St. Louis, Mo., and Mrs. Cornelia Grace Bogle, of Dome Creek, B.C. All are present at the funeral except Mrs. Bogle.
Surviving him are his aged companion, 9 children, 32 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, two brothers, John and Jesse Martin, of Greenville, Ind., two sistes, Mrs. Ella Taylor, of Oaktown, Ind., and Mrs. Eliza Johnson, of Gerogetown, Ind. and many other relatives and frieds to mourn the loss that is his gain. On Nov. 2, 1869 he moved from Floyd county to the home he just left where through much frugality and sacrifice on the part of them both they raised their family and built a nice home in which to spend their declining years.
Uncle Jim, as he was framiliarly known, was only a subject of the human flesh and sometime said things or did something he quickly regretted, but he possessed a forgiving spirit, was of a jovial dispostions and held malice toward none. He love to the see the churches prosper, was a willing contributor to the church he belonged to, being a member of the United Brethen church 59 years last December. The family often heard his say, "He never gave a dollar to the church or any of its interests but the Lord doubly repaid him". He also a member of the I.O.O.P. 56 years.
Was always glad to see his neighbors prosper, was interested in whatever was for the promotion of the community in which he resided, was always glad to visit his friends and neighbors and to the last was glad for them to visit him. Thus the children feel their mother has lost a good companion, the children a loving father, the community a good citizen. The children will do well to emulate his life and some sweet day in that Chelestial City where the flowers are ever blooming the gold paved streets are always ready, they will all meet again to never say goodbye.
Father thou art gone but not for-
Never will your memory fade;
Sweetest thoughts will ever linger
Round the place where thou art laid."
From The Corydon Republican, Corydon, Ind., June 2, 1927.
Minnie E. Martin Feltner (1869 - 1960)*
Hugh A. Martin (1871 - 1954)*
Created by: Tammie Wolfe Feiock
Record added: Jun 19, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 19970106