|Birth: ||Aug. 8, 1825|
New York, USA
|Death: ||Sep. 22, 1905|
Obituary of Martha Quick Bartlett
27 Sept 1905 -Vol 38, number 39 Wednesday evening]
Clark County (IL) Herald
Mrs. Martha Bartlett died at her home a few minutes after four o'clock Friday afternoon, after an illness of about three weeks. The funeral was held at the residence at two p.m. Sunday, Rev. Denny of the Congregation church officiating. The remains were laid to rest in Marshall cemetery beside those of her husband, a large concourse of relatives and friends paying the last tribute of respect to a respected neighbor and loved friend.
Martha Quick was born in Onondago county, New York, Aug. 8, 1825. She was the eldest child of Frederic Quick. Her mother, whose name was Martha Ganong Quick, passed to her reward when the little daughter was only nine months old. The father married again in a few years, and other little ones came to the home, but so close was the tie that bound the family that, till well along in years the children did not know of the difference in parentage and even then learned of it from others than the father and mother.
When Martha was nine years old they family came to Terre Haute, Ind., the journey being made, save at a few portages, in what was known in those days as a family bost, going up the Oswego river, crossing to the Susquehanna, following that stream and it branches, til a crossing could be made to the Allegheny, down the river to the Ohio which was followed to the mouth of the Wabash, which was ascended to Shawneetown where the family wintered. In the spring the journey to Terre Haute was completed. Here the family resided til 1838 when Mr. Quick entered land in Clark Co. in which he settled. Here the subject of this sketch grew to womanhood and August 18, 1844, became the wife of Archer Bartlett. Four children were born to this union of who Mrs. Walter Bartlett and Fred J. Bartlett of this city survive. Two sisters, Mrs. Sallie Ann Baird and Susan Quick, and two brothers, Homer and Stephen D. Quick, all of this city also survive her.
Her husband died July 19, 1904 just 30 days before the 60th anniversary of their wedding. Fifty years of their married life was spent on the block of ground on which stands the house in which both ended their days. Mrs. Bartlett was a most estimable woman. In the relations of life she did faithfully her part. Her brothers and sisters remember her as an affectionate sister; her children as a tender loving mother; her neighbors as an obliging, faithful friend and the poor as one who never turned from them in their time of need. A true hearted noble woman has gone to her reward.
Archer Bartlett (1824 - 1904)
Alice G. Bartlett (1846 - 1860)*
Florence Jane Bartlett Whitlock (1848 - 1929)*
Frederick John Bartlett (1868 - 1914)*
Martha I Bartlett 1825-1905
Created by: Lynne Sherer Sitkiewicz
Record added: Dec 22, 2008
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