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Nellie Bishop Martin
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Birth: Sep., 1878
Gallipolis
Gallia County
Ohio, USA
Death: Jun. 23, 1906
Louisville
Jefferson County
Kentucky, USA

Courier Journal - Sunday, June 24, 1906
Despondency, brought on by nervous trouble, caused Mrs. Nellie Martin to commit suicide at 24th and River Streets at 11:20 o'clock yesterday morning. After writing her husband a note telling him that she was tired of living she wandered over to 24th Street and plunged into the canal. Andrew Young who was passing tried to prevent her from making the leap but by the time he reached her she had already sunk to the bottom. When Mr. Martin, the husband of the dead woman, left his home yesterday morning, his wife, he said, was in better health and better spirits than she had been in weeks, but when he returned his wife was gone and he found on the mantle piece at this home the following note:

Dear Dove: I beg you to see that the children have a good person over them and that they are raised right. Forgive me all the trouble I have caused you. Do not let me be the cause of the ruin of your life but live a good life and do well for your children. As you say you love them I beg you to live for them.

PS - You need not send any word to my people, as I have already written them that I do not intend to live any longer if I could have the courage to die. So if I leave the house do not hunt for me but pack the things and have them sent to your mother as I know that you will take the children back there and there are a lot of things she can make use of. So please send them to her. Unless you can get some good person to take care of them, if you keep house you will need them.

Mrs. Martin was 29 years old and was the wife of David Martin, a collector for the Metropolitan Insurance Company, and the daughter of Stephen Bishop, an undertaker in Morehead, KY. She had lived with her husband at 2111 St. Xavier Street but three weeks. Besides her husband she is survived by three children. Her body was taken to Keenan's undertaking establishment and will be kept until tonight when it will be sent to her father's home in Morehead. Internment will follow at Lee Cemetery.
 
 
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 Parents:
  Stephen Bishop (1830 - 1926)
  Emma Franklin Bishop (1852 - 1920)
 
 Spouse:
  William David Martin (1874 - 1953)
 
 Children:
  Leora Emma Martin Daugherty (1897 - 1981)*
 
 Siblings:
  Hattie Bishop Button (1867 - 1940)**
  Nellie Bishop Martin (1878 - 1906)
  Herbert Bishop (1882 - 1968)*
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Lee Cemetery
Morehead (Rowan County)
Rowan County
Kentucky, USA
 
Created by: W&L
Record added: Feb 21, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 34072269
Nellie <i>Bishop</i> Martin
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