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Malinda Howard Martin
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Birth: Feb. 14, 1818
Madison County
Alabama, USA
Death: Apr. 1, 1892
White
Brookings County
South Dakota, USA

OBITUARY

DIED--On April 1st, 1892 of LaGrippa at the residence of her son, H.E. [Henry Elias] Hendricks, White, S.D., Mrs. Malinda Martin, at the age of 74 years, [1?] month and 17 days.

Mrs. Martin was born in Madison Co., Ala., Feb. 2, 1818, her maiden name was Snyder [See note below]. On August 14, 1842 in Madison, Ala. she was united in marriage to
David S. Hendrix by whom she bore two daughters [Lucinda Catherine and Mary Elizabeth] and four sons [William Elias, Daniel Stephen (also known as Benjamin), John Howard and Henry Ezekiel]. In 1850 with her husband she moved to Chippewa Falls, Wis., where he was drowned in 1857. In 1859 she married Mr. [Ezra] Martin who died in 1874. In April 1878 with her four sons she came to Dakota [Territory] and settled in Brookings county where they have since resided.

She was converted to practical Christianity at the age of 12 years and united with the Baptist church. On moving to Wisconsin, she, desiring to maintain active church relations and believing that Christianity is greater than any denomination, united with the Presbyterian church, it being the only organization in the place. On the organization of a class of the Methodist Episcopal church in Chippewa Falls in 1860 she transferred her membership to it, and remained an active, faithful member of that denomination to the day of her death. She never prepared for dying but for living. She believed the words of her Savior, "Because I live ye shall live also." "He that liveth and believeth in me shall never die." When asked just before she passed away what word she desired to leave she without hesitation said, "It is all right." To her the death of the body was a relief that she might enter upon her reward and be with him who had saved her in her youth and kept her amid all her trials and conflicts in life. Her children rise and call her blessed.
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NB: "her maiden name was Snyder"
1) Her son John's Bible record, entered while she was still alive, contains a similar notation, but there is no other direct evidence of this.
2) As of 2011, no record has been found of her marriage to David Hendrix that might list a maiden name or name of her parents. There is no record in Madison County, Alabama, and records in Jackson County were burned in 1850 and again during the Civil War.
3) When applying for a license to marry her 2nd husband, Ezra Martin, in Wisconsin in 1859, she listed her father's name as "Baldwin Howard," and her mother's as "Elizabeth Howard."
4) Baldwin and Elizabeth Howard are reputed to have had a daughter named Malinda, of the age ascribed to Malinda Martin.
5) The Howards did have a neighbor family named Snyder, and it is conceivable the Howards raised orphaned children of that family. Though there is no legal record, informal "off the record" adoptions were common to the times. And the deed of personal property to his children Michael, Malinda and Temperance by Baldwin Howard late in his life might be explained as a means of giving legitimacy to a bequest that would not have come about automatically under state laws governing inheritance by family members.
 
 
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 Parents:
  Baldwin Howard (1769 - 1835)
  Elizabeth Howard
 
 Spouses:
  David S Hendricks (1821 - 1857)
  Ezra F Martin (1807 - 1874)*
 
 Children:
  Mary Elizabeth Hendrix Rheingans (1843 - 1866)*
  Lucinda Catherine Hendricks Page (1845 - 1867)*
  William Elias Hendricks (1848 - 1906)*
  John Howard Hendricks (1853 - 1922)*
  Henry Ezekiel Hendricks (1856 - 1924)*
 
 Siblings:
  Catherine Howard Coffman (1801 - 1884)*
  John Howard (1801 - 1853)*
  Luvina Howard Patillo (1808 - 1884)*
  Michael Howard (1811 - 1881)*
  Malinda Howard Martin (1818 - 1892)
  Temperance Howard Taylor (1819 - 1891)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Note: Malinda Howard Hendricks Martin was the great great grandmother of "Maggie."
 
Burial:
Fairview Cemetery
White
Brookings County
South Dakota, USA
 
Created by: Maggie
Record added: Jul 20, 2008
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