Click here for the John Martin Family home page. Click here to return to the Archelaus Martin, Jr. bio page 

Obituaries of Archelaus Stanley Martin, Jr.
[With bracketed annotations by Pete Martin, 2020]

Garnett [Kansas] Evening News, Thurs., 22 July 1909, p. 4


     The sad news was received here yesterday evening from Lester Martin, of Iola, saying he had just received word from Kansas City that his father, A. S. Martin, proprietor of the Star Bakery in this city, had died during the afternoon.  No further particulars were given but the Kansas City Times of this morning contains the following:

     添ou may marry twice, but you will have only a small family.  Any investment you will make in the ground will prove worth while.
     This bit of uncertain prophecy and advice was part of the reading on a fortune-telling card which A. S. Martin, of Iola, Kansas, drew from a slot machine at Yale痴 Arcade, 720 Main Street, yesterday afternoon.  A minute later he was stricken while in a fortune-telling tent in the same room and died before physicians arrived.  Martin and a young baker from Chicago entered the arcade together and began a round of the penny slot machines.  Martin first went to the fortune-telling machine.  Mrs. Nellie Underwood, who read palms at Electric Park for several years has a fortune-telling tent in the arcade.  He entered the tent.
     展hat can you tell me from that hand? he asked the woman.  He sat down and his face changed to a more serious look.  鼎an you tell me if there is going to be a separation? he asked.
     Mrs. Underwood looked at his hand and told him that there was a good deal to be told in his palm.  As she finished the sentence, Martin痴 head dropped forward and he put his outstretched hand to his forehead.
     Albert Dilts, manager of the arcade, and W. J. Rogers, a patrolman, carried the man to a rear room.  They notified the city physician.  When Dr. E. D. Twyman arrived from the emergency hospital Martin was dead.
     J. R. Murphy, office deputy for the coroner, sent the body to O奪onnel痴 undertaking rooms.  Letters, which bore evidence of belonging to an oil man, were addressed to Martin at Garnett and Iola, Kas.  A membership book in the Modern Woodmen of America was among the letters.  It was from an Iola lodge.  In his trousers pocket was $49.

     Beside his wife, Mr. Martin leaves three [four!] daughters, Misses Ruby, Vesta and Olive [and Frances] Martin, in this city, to whom many friends extend sincere sympathy.
     Mrs. Martin was joined here this morning by her son, Lester, of Iola, and together they went to Kansas City to take Mr. Martin痴 body to Iowa for burial.

The Fremont County [Iowa] Herald, Thurs., 22 July 1909


Word by telegram was received in Sidney yesterday conveying the sad intelligence that Stanley Martin, an older brother of Fred and George Martin, had dropped dead on the streets at Kansas City.  Detailed information is not to be had at this time.  Mr. Martin had been in delicate health for some time, though his condition was not considered critical.  The body will be brought back to Fremont county and interment will probably be made in Mt. Zion cemetery where his father and mother are both at rest.



Return to Archelaus Martin, Jr. bio page.
Return to John Martin Family home page.


Iola [Kansas] Daily Register and Evening News, Thurs., 22 July 1909, p. 1

Conducted Bakery at Gas City Once, But Worked in Garnett More Recently

     News of the sudden death of A. S. Martin at Kansas City, came to Iola in a story in a Kansas City paper this morning.  Mr. Martin used to live at the north end of Washington avenue, later moved to Gas City where he ran a bakery and grocery, and still later worked for the telephone company.  Some two years ago he moved with his family, a wife and five children, to Garnett.  He owned a bakery there at the time of his death.  Martin at one time owned considerable town property and a farm near here, but it is said he had suffered financial reverses.  He was in Iola a day or two ago and transacted business here.  Some years ago he suffered a stroke of apoplexy and it was presumed his sudden death yesterday was due to a repetition of that trouble.

[Paper here repeats the story from Kansas City,
as shown in the article from Garnett, at left.]

The Fremont County [Iowa] Herald, Fri., 30 July 1909


The funeral services of Stanley Martin who died suddenly in Kansas City on Wednesday of last week, brief mention of which was made in our last issue, were held from Mt. Zion church Sunday afternoon conducted by Rev. W. H. Shipman of the Sidney Methodist church assisted by Rev. C. A Marshall of Presbyterian church.  A large number of Sidney people were in attendance, including the Methodist choir which conducted the song service, and members of the Modern Woodmen of which deceased had long been a member.  Interment was made in Mt. Zion cemetery.  Mr. Martin had been in failing health for some years and at the time of his sudden taking away was on his way to Excelsior Springs to seek relief from his ailment.  Archelaus Stanley Martin was born in Fremont county, Iowa, August 17, 1864 and was the third son of A. S. and Harriett Martin.  He grew to manhood upon the Martin homestead north of town and was united in marriage to Wilhelmina Buher [Bugher!] November 25, 1885.  To this union were born one son [two sons!] and five [four!] daughters, the eldest [second son!] dying in infancy.  After his marriage Mr. Martin purchased and improved the farm north of town now owned by Albert Ward, where he resided until 11 years ago when he moved with his family to Cedar county, Neb.  Four years later he again moved, this time to Iola, Kansas, where he resided for six years, moving to Garnett, Kans., which was his home at the time of his death.  Mr. Martin had been in delicate health for a number of years and has made an heroic struggle to regain his health and strength but without avail and at last the messenger came, swift and without warning.  He left his son's home in Iola in the morning seemingly as well as usual and a few hours later word was received that he was gone.  A man honorable, upright and just in all his dealings; of a genial disposition, he counted his friends by his acquaintance; a devoted husband and father, his family cannot measure its great loss.  He united with the United Brethren church at Cherry Grove 15 years ago and later placed his membership with the Methodist church of Gas City, Kans.  He leaves besides his widow and children three sisters and five brothers all of whom were present at his funeral except one sister and one brother.  His daughters were unable to come.  Thus in mid-life has he been taken from us, and we can not ask why; for what is our loss is his eternal gain, all the sufferings that human aid could not reach is stilled and at last 滴e sleeps well.