Booster (Paonia, Colorado), Fri., 18 Dec. 1908,
The community was greatly shocked to learn of the death
of Mrs. J. I. Martin Tuesday night. Rachel Reeves
Martin, was born in Megs County, Ohio, December, 11th 1841
and died in Paonia, Colorado, December 15th, 1908 being 67
years and 4 days old, was married to John I. Martin, in
Freemont County, Iowa, Sept. 9th, 1860. She was the
mother of ten children, three died at an early age and
seven (4 boys and 3 girls) are still living. She was
converted and joined the M. E. Church at the age of 18 and
has lived a consistant Christian live ever since.
She has been a resident of Paonia and vicinity for 19
years and all who knew her were her friends. The
funeral took place from the M. E. Church Thursday
afternoon. The husband and children who survive Mrs.
Martin have the sympathy and condolence of the entire
community in which The Booster joins.
(Paonia, Colorado), Thu., 18 Sept. 1924, p. 1
I. MARTIN IS BURIED HERE
Pioneer of Valley Dies at Age of 85 Years at His
Home in San Diego.
The funeral of John
I. Martin, one of the early settlers of North Fork valley,
who died September 9 at his home in San Diego, Calif., was
held at the Methodist church here Tuesday, the Rev. Walter
A. McCleneghan officiating, and burial was made in Cedar
Hill cemetery. He was 85 years old.
Mr. Martin came to
Paonia in 1892 and homesteaded on what is now known as
Lamborn mesa, residing here until about seven years ago,
when he removed to California.
He was born June 14,
1839, in Ohio. When he was a boy, his family moved
to Missouri where they lived a number of years.
Later they moved to Fremont county, Iowa, where he grew to
In 1860 he married
Rachel Reeves. Of their ten children five are still
Mr. Martin enlisted
at the outbreak of the Civil War and he served throughout
Mrs. Martin preceded
him in death, passing from this life in December, 1908.
Surviving Mr. Martin
are three sisters, Mrs. Susanna Wilson of Paonia, Mrs.
Mary Rhine of Winfield, Kansas, and Mrs. Lucinda Crook of
Denver; by the five children, Charlie and John Martin of
Falls City, Nebraska; Elsie Martin and Mrs. Lulu Stevens
of San Diego, and Joe Martin of Nolle, Colorado, and by
Mrs. George Willis of Paonia, a niece.