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Obituaries of Isaac Martin and Mary Irwin Martin

Falls City [Nebraska] News, Thursday, April 7, 1881, p. 3, col. 2

Mr. Isaac Martin died at his residence, two miles north-east of this city, on Sunday evening, April 3rd. He was among the first settlers of this county, and was well and favorably known throughout the county. The funeral took place from the M.E. church, on Tuesday, and the remains were followed to their last resting place, in Steele Cemetery, by large procession. At the time of his death, he was 71 years, 9 months and 2 days old.
[Note: should have been 71 years, 9 months and 19 days.]

[Falls City, Nebraska] Globe Journal, April 9, 1881, p. 3, col. 4.

Died, at his residence, 2 miles northeast of Falls City, April 3d, 1881, Isaac Martin, in the 72d year of his age. He was born in Athens county, Ohio, June 14, 1809. Married Oct. 21, 1828. Converted and joined the M.E. Church in August, 1829. Licensed to exhort and appointed class leader in 1830, and licensed to preach in 1837. He served the church faithfully as a local preacher, in the States of Illinois, Missouri, Iowa and Nebraska about 44 years. He was one of the early pioneers in Northwestern Missouri, having settled in Holt county in 1842. He endured the hardships and privations of the frontier, and shared in the honors of planting Christianity in many of the new settlements. He was an honest, upright citizen, a faithful and consistent christian, a generous neighbor, a kind and tender husband and father. His sufferings were extremely painful during the last two weeks of his life, yet he endured them patiently. He was universally esteemed by all who knew him. He leaves to mourn a widow and eight children.


Falls City [Nebraska] Journal, March 9, 1894, p. 5, col. 5

MARTIN—At her home two miles north of Falls City, Neb., Sunday, March 4, 1894, Mrs. Mary Martin, aged 83 years, 6 months and 1 day.

Isaac & Mary's tombstone

Isaac and Mary's shared  
monument, Steele  
Cemetery, Falls City,  

The deceased was born September 3, 1811, in Westmoreland county, Pa. She was united in marriage to Rev. Isaac Martin (many years an honored local preacher in the Methodist church) October 21, 1828.

She was converted and united with the Methodist church December 25, 1830, and for about sixty-four years she lived in uninterrupted membership in the church, at all times sustaining her religious experience and christian integrity. She died as she had lived, in the triumphs of faith.

In March, 1868, the family moved to the farm near Falls City. For several years Mrs. Martin has been a widow. The following children mourn her loss: Rev. Elza Martin, John Martin, Colorado; Rev. Joseph Martin, University Place; Sarah Laird, California; Jane Humphrey, Falls City; Susannah Wilson, Iowa; Mary Rhine, Kansas; Lucinda Crook, Falls City. All these were present except Mrs. Laird and Mr. John Martin. A brother of Mrs. Martin, John Irwin, was present.

The funeral services were held from the Methodist church Tuesday morning, Rev. John Gallagher preaching the funeral sermon. The remains were laid to rest in Steele's cemetery.

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