County Sun, Sidney, Iowa, Thursday 31 May 1894,
page 3, col. 3
Died,—At her home at an early hour Monday morning of heart
disease and dropsy, Mrs. Arch Martin, aged 58 years.
The funeral was preached at the house by Rev. Weavers after
which she was buried in the Union cemetery. The
sympathy of the community is extended to the bereaved ones.
County Herald, Sidney, Iowa, January 23, 1902 [from
Died.--At Thurman, January 18, 1902, of heart failure, A. S.
Martin, aged 68 years, 2 months and 16 days. Archelaus
S. Martin was born in Athens county, Ohio. At the age
of 4 years he removed with his parents to Illinois where he
grew to manhood and on August 7, 1853 he was united in
marriage to Harriet Phipps and to this union was born
thirteen children, seven sons and six daughters. Nine
of these survive him and all were present at the funeral
excepting Mrs. Mary Laird, of Dodge City, Kas., and W. H.
Martin of Paona, Col. In 1854 he moved to Fremont
county where, as one of the pioneers, he shared in the
hardships incident to the settlers of a new county, and for
almost a half centry he was identified with the growth and
development of the county and has witnessed its advancement
from a wilderness to its present prosperous condition.
By energy and close application he amassed a compentency and
for many years resided on his homestead north of Sidney, but
for three years he has resided in Sidney and the last two
months of his life were spent in Thurman where he went for
medical treatment. Although peculiar in some of his
ways and exact in his business relations, yet there are many
who can testify to his kindness of heart and to his
steadfast friendship. In his death, another of the
pioneers whose ranks are ever thinning, is gone. The
funeral took place from the Mount Zion church and the
remains were laid to rest in the family burial lot in the
Mount Zion cemetery. The funeral was conducted by Rev.
Hoff, of Sidney. Knowing that the end of life's
journey was near he spent the last months of his life in
preparing for the life to come and he expressed himself as
prepared to go at the call of the master. "Life's
warfare o'er he rests well."