|Posted By:||Veneta McKinney|
|Subject:||Found obituary of Mrs. Mary Ann Martin (nee Wilson) 1840 - 1890|
|Post Date:||May 22, 2011 at 17:37:18|
|Forum:||Monroe County, MS Genealogy Forum|
From Marion Herald, (Marion county AL) FEb. 20, 1890
Mrs. MARY ANN MARTIN (nee WILSON), was born in Monroe County, Miss. June 18, 1840, and married to HENRY L. D. HAROLD Nov. 20, 1860. Mr. HAROLD died while in the service at Murphresborough, in 1862, leaving her with an infant daughter. She was again married to Dr. M. C. MARTIN Jan. 1, 1865, and died at her home in Hamilton, Ala., February 15, 1890.
By her last marriage, she had three children, two daughters and a son, who mourn her loss. Her health has been gradually failing for several years. She had frequent attacks, but, after taking a little medicine and a few days rest, she would recuperate. When the last attack came her husband and friends were anxious about her, but she begged them not be alarmed and plead with them not to give her medicine, and said she only needed a little rest and she would soon be better.
When they discovered that she was in an alarming condition, they wrote for her mother “Grandma Wilson” but the letter failed to reach her. Grandma chanced to come on a visit, however, arriving just a few hours before the funeral. She had not even suspected that Mrs. Martin was ill, but met the family with her usual cheerfulness, for grandma is as cheerful as a bird, although now seventy-six years old. What a sad ordeal for her!
Mrs. Martin was conscious of her approaching dissolution, and expressed herself as being perfectly satisfied in regard to her future. She has long been a consistent member of the M. E. Church – doing what she could in all religious and benevolent enterprises. She was universally beloved and her death will be universally deplored. Many a sick room will miss her comforting, soothing presence. The poor, the afflicted, the sorrowing of every class have sustained a heavy loss in the death of this Christian woman. She was one of the most cheerful women I ever knew – always looking for a “silver lining” to every cloud, and never murmuring at the dispensations of Providence. Few men have such help-meets. Her life was characterized by industry, benevolence, and her devotion to her husband, children, and grand children. She was perfectly self-denying, ever striving to cast sunshine into the lives of others. Her many friends will ever cherish a grateful and loving remembrance of her kindness.
Her husband has lost a brave and true wife, her children, a faithful and loving mother and the church a firm friend. In the name of her many friends, the writer tenders to the bereaved ones her deepest sympathy, and trusts that we may all meet her “beyond the river.”