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Rev M. T. Martin
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Birth: Aug. 26, 1842
Smith County
Mississippi, USA
Death: Oct. 22, 1898
Saint Louis
St. Louis City
Missouri, USA

Gloster, Oct. 23 (1898) - A telegram received here from Rev. T. T. Martin announces the death near St. Louis this morning of Rev. M. T. Martin, and that the remains will be shipped here for burial Tuesday evening. He was in the prime of vigorous manhood. Rev. Mr. Martin was pastor of the Baptist Church here for about 4 years, but recently resigned. Mr. Martin's name and doctrine have been much discussed of recent years, especially among the Baptists. He lived for a number of years in Texas and is widely known in that State. He was born and reared in Smith county, this State, and no man in Mississippi is more generally known. He was professor of mathematics in Mississippi College at Clinton, for a number of years, which is the Baptist State College. He was not thoroughly in accord with the generally accepted doctrines of the Baptist denomination. He was a man of learning, great ability, wonderful energy, physical endurance, perseverance and working capacity. He was editor of the Christian Repository, published at Waco, Tex., for several years, and because of his variance of doctrine he was put on trial by the Waco Baptist Church, of which he was a member, and his credentials as a minister were taken from him, but they were soon restored by another church. He has always contended that he was not at variance with his Baptist brethren, and his great ambition seemed to have been to convince them that he believed as they did and the difference was only one of expression. Some accused him of endeavoring to start a separate denomination of his own, but this he always repudiated. His doctrine has caused much agitation in the two States named for several years. Rev. Dr. Martin died on a train while en route from Kirksville, Mo. To St. Louis. His home was in Summit. He was the father of the wife of Hon. E. H. Ratcliff, of Natchez. Heart disease was probably the cause of the sudden death.

Published in The Brookhaven Leader

(Many thanks to Sam Wilkes for contributing the obituary)
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  Thomas Theodore Martin (1862 - 1939)*
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Roseland Cemetery
Amite County
Mississippi, USA
Created by: Ron Manley
Record added: Feb 14, 2008
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Rev M. T. Martin
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Rev M. T. Martin
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