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Esther <I>Adams</I> Brush-Martin

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Esther Adams Brush-Martin

Birth
Manning, Dallas County, Arkansas, USA
Death
21 May 2010 (aged 90)
Huntsville, Madison County, Alabama, USA
Burial
Searcy, White County, Arkansas, USA Add to Map
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Esther was the daughter of John Quincy Adams and Ruth Love Dunlap, his first wife. Esther attended Harding College and married John Maxwell Brush in 1944; they had one daughter, Mary. After John died in 1978, Esther married Robert Cherry Martin (1926–2013).

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The Daily Citizen (Searcy, AR), 28 May 2010, Friday
The Huntsville Times (AL), 28 May 2010, Friday

Esther Adams Brush Martin (May 27, 1919 - May 21, 2010)

Esther Adams Brush Martin, 90, of Huntsville, Ala., passed away Friday, May 21, 2010.

A Huntsville resident since 1963, Mrs. Martin was a teacher with Huntsville Public Schools, including the Educational Improvement Program, a kindergarten program for disadvantaged children. Funded through a grant from the Ford Foundation in 1966, this was the first public kindergarten program in the state of Alabama. She was an active member of Trinity United Methodist Church where she was a member of Wesleyan Guild. She was also a member of P.E.O. Sisterhood-Chapter M, Willowbrook Garden Club and Caesura Book Club.

Mrs. Martin is preceded in death by her first husband, John Maxwell Brush; mother, Ruth Dunlap Adams; step-mother, Gertrude Van Patten Adams; father, John Quincy Adams as well as her brother, Richard Dunlap Adams, and sister, Mary Adams Day.

Survivors include her husband, Robert Martin; daughters, Mary Brush Sumners of Indianapolis, Ind. and Judy Martin Gantt of Atlanta, Ga.; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be at 4 p.m. Sunday at Trinity United Methodist Church with visitation preceding the service at 3 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to either the Children's Ministries of Trinity United Methodist Church or P.E.O. Program for Continuing Education at www.peointernational.org.

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TMSI [27473] M12227G-Granddaughter of Nicholas Meriwether
Esther was the daughter of John Quincy Adams and Ruth Love Dunlap, his first wife. Esther attended Harding College and married John Maxwell Brush in 1944; they had one daughter, Mary. After John died in 1978, Esther married Robert Cherry Martin (1926–2013).

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The Daily Citizen (Searcy, AR), 28 May 2010, Friday
The Huntsville Times (AL), 28 May 2010, Friday

Esther Adams Brush Martin (May 27, 1919 - May 21, 2010)

Esther Adams Brush Martin, 90, of Huntsville, Ala., passed away Friday, May 21, 2010.

A Huntsville resident since 1963, Mrs. Martin was a teacher with Huntsville Public Schools, including the Educational Improvement Program, a kindergarten program for disadvantaged children. Funded through a grant from the Ford Foundation in 1966, this was the first public kindergarten program in the state of Alabama. She was an active member of Trinity United Methodist Church where she was a member of Wesleyan Guild. She was also a member of P.E.O. Sisterhood-Chapter M, Willowbrook Garden Club and Caesura Book Club.

Mrs. Martin is preceded in death by her first husband, John Maxwell Brush; mother, Ruth Dunlap Adams; step-mother, Gertrude Van Patten Adams; father, John Quincy Adams as well as her brother, Richard Dunlap Adams, and sister, Mary Adams Day.

Survivors include her husband, Robert Martin; daughters, Mary Brush Sumners of Indianapolis, Ind. and Judy Martin Gantt of Atlanta, Ga.; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be at 4 p.m. Sunday at Trinity United Methodist Church with visitation preceding the service at 3 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to either the Children's Ministries of Trinity United Methodist Church or P.E.O. Program for Continuing Education at www.peointernational.org.

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TMSI [27473] M12227G-Granddaughter of Nicholas Meriwether

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