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 David Nelson Martin

David Nelson Martin

Birth
Madison, Jefferson County, Indiana, USA
Death 7 Aug 1909 (aged 28)
Laurel, Marshall County, Iowa, USA
Burial Madison, Jefferson County, Indiana, USA
Plot North grave, East ½, Lot 70, Plat G (not read by DAR)
Memorial ID 100027915 · View Source
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The Republic
Columbus, IN
9 Aug 1909

Word was received here today of the death of David Martin, of Madison. The young man, who was a telegraph operator, was assistant to Dore Ogden when the latter resigned as manager for the Western Union Telegraph Company here.
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Madison Courier
9 Aug 1909
Monday

DAVID NELSON MARTIN

A Bright Young Life Prematurely Blotted Out

Manager Luther Martin received a telegram yesterday from his on-in-law, Mr. Albert Bloom, stating that Mr. Martin's son, David N., died Saturday midnight at Laurel, Iowa. His mother, who has been at his bedside for several weeks, will arrive with the remains at noon tomorrow.

The decedent was born in Madison twenty-eight years ago, and on leaving the public schools became an assistant to his father in the local office of the Western Union Telegraph Company. Naturally bright and with a fairly good education, he so applied himself that in a few years he became a first-class operator, and his courteous and obliging manners made him extremely popular with those having business with the telegraph company. Within the past few years he had held important and lucrative positions at Columbus and Indianapolis and in the South, but impaired and failing health necessitated his retirement from work, and a few months ago he was advised that it might prove beneficial to him if he would go with his brother-in-law, who was then here on a visit, to his Iowa home. At the time he left his father all those who knew his condition best had little or no hope for his ultimate recovery, and for weeks the end had been looked for at any hour. Indeed , he outlived all expectations, yet the news of his death was shocking to his father and sisters, whose grief was uncontrollable. In their great sorrow they have the sincere sympathy of the community.



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  • Created by: Karen Phillips
  • Added: 2 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 100027915
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for David Nelson Martin (Jun 1881–7 Aug 1909), Find A Grave Memorial no. 100027915, citing Springdale Cemetery, Madison, Jefferson County, Indiana, USA ; Maintained by Karen Phillips (contributor 46884884) .