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Martha Mariah Kirkland Stribling
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Birth: Sep. 20, 1850
Chickasaw County
Mississippi, USA
Death: Mar. 12, 1925
Hamilton County
Texas, USA

Dau of William Wilson Kirkland and Polly Ann Kellum. Wife of Thomas Edwin Stribling

From the Hamilton Herald-Record, Hamilton, Hamilton Co, TX, 27 Mar 1925



There was sincere sorrow in the hearts of many friends in this section of the state when it was learned on Thursday, March 12, that Mrs. T. E. Stribling had died early in the morning at the family home on Blue Ridge. She had not been thought to be seriously ill and the sad news of her passing came as a shock.

The Herald-Record has the privilege of giving a short sketch of the life of Mrs. Stribling which is the history of a life complete in the mission for which the Creator placed on earth this blessed woman.

Martha Kirkland, daughter of Dr. W. W. and Polly Ann Kellum Kirkland, was born September 20, 1850, in Chickasaw County, Mississippi, was carried to Arkansas to reside at the age of nine years, and moved to Waco, Texas, in 1863. From Waco she came to Coryell County in 1874, and to Hamilton County in 1907. Martha Kirkland was married to T. E. Stribling February 3, 1875. To their union five sons and four daughters were born, of whom four sons and two daughters survive the loving mother, and are striving in every way possible to comfort their lonely, heartbroken father. The daughters are Miss Ann Stribling, Mrs. Amanda Crain; the sons, Jack, Neil, and Perry Stribling, of Hamilton and W. J. Stribling of Corsicana. Two sisters and one brother, Mrs. J. W. Boyd, of Gatesville, and Mrs. Felix Boyd of Oglesby and E. P. Kirkland, of Flomont, Texas, are left to mourn for the dear one whose presence was such a blessing to those bound to her by ties of kinship. All these beloved by her were present when death separated her from them for the balance of the time of their sojourn upon earth. She was converted at the age of sixteen, and united with the church in her community, ever living a consistent, helpful Christian life, which bore rich testimony to her faith and reliance on the Savior in Whose vineyard she was ever ready to labor. She was a member of the Blue Ridge Baptist Church at the time of her death. The memory of this good woman will live as an influence for many, many years and will bless all who come under its beneficent power.

Funeral services were held at the Blue Ridge Baptist Church on Friday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock by her pastor, Rev. J. T. Gillespie, assisted by Rev. Gibson and Rev. Gilliam, former pastors. Following the funeral services, which were attended by more than fifty relatives and a great number of friends of other days, the cortage came into Hamilton and her body was laid to rest in the new I.O.O.F Cemetery.

Active pallbearers were W. J. and Neil Stribling, Verne and Edwin Crain, Henry and Dave Boyd, Neil S. Foster, and Tom L. Robinson.

The honorary pallbearers were William Lemmons; Joe H. Eidson; John Hibits; Dr. Hobdy; Cicero Graves, Oglesby; Herve Hibits, Dallas; Dr. A. J. Beard and N. E. Foster, Gatesville; Rev. J. P. Gilliam, Rev. R. H. Gibson, Carlton; and Rev. J. T. Gillespie, Seminary Hill, Fort Worth, Texas.

The loveliest of flowers covered the resting place of this good woman and spoke a language of love and respect that lips could form no words adequate to express.

1860 Census, Jackson County, AR, Bayou Cache Township
W. W. Kirkland
Wife: Mary Kirkland
Child: Pickins Kirkland
Child: Thomas Kirkland
Child: Martha Kirkland
Child: Rosa Kirkland
Child: Harriet Kirkland

1910 Census, Hamilton County, TX, Justice Precinct 1

Household Gender Age
Parent Thomas E Stribling M 59y
Parent Martha M Stribling F 59y
Anne J Stribling F 34y
John T Stribling M 27y
Neil A Stribling M 25y
Eugene P Stribling M 20y

1920 Census, Hamilton County, TX
Household Gender Age
Parent Thomas E Stribling M 69y
Parent Martha M Stribling F 69y
Anna J Stribling F 44y
John T Stribling M 36y
Neil A Stribling M 34y

Family links: 
  William Wilson Kirkland (1820 - 1905)
  Polly Ann Kellum Kirkland (1821 - 1893)
  Thomas Edwin Stribling (1850 - 1939)
  Anna Jane Stribling (1875 - 1959)*
  Amanda Elizabeth Stribling Crain (1877 - 1972)*
  Mary Lettie Virginia Stribling (1879 - 1880)*
  William Joseph Stribling (1881 - 1940)*
  John Thaddeus Stribling (1883 - 1968)*
  Neil Augustus Stribling (1885 - 1937)*
  Robert Edward Stribling (1887 - 1889)*
  Eugene Perry Stribling (1889 - 1958)*
  Mattie Eunice Stribling (1893 - 1894)*
  Permelia Jane Kirkland Herring (1839 - 1921)*
  Edward Pickens Kirkland (1843 - 1929)*
  Thomas Augustus Kirkland (1845 - 1914)*
  Susan Malinda Kirkland (1847 - 1858)*
  Martha Mariah Kirkland Stribling (1850 - 1925)
  Rose Clementine Kirkland Boyd (1854 - 1944)*
  Virginia Henrietta Kirkland (1857 - 1863)*
  Sarah Emeline "Emma" Kirkland Boyd (1860 - 1942)*
*Calculated relationship
IOOF Cemetery
Hamilton County
Texas, USA
Maintained by: Dee Winter
Originally Created by: James E Heidlebaugh
Record added: Oct 03, 2009
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