Posted By:Albert
Post Date:March 14, 2013 at 14:16:21
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As you probably already know, that news item I sent earlier was NOT the obit of C. F. Martin III (which appeared Jun 16, 1986) but an article about the auction of their home.

Below is the complete Sep 5, 1986 article, it mentions when Daisy Martin died.

Auction To Sell Martin Guitar Chairman's Home
September 05, 1986|by KAREN FINNEGAN, The Morning Call
"The Nazareth home of C.F. Martin III, former chairman of the C.F. Martin and Co. guitar-making company, will be sold by public auction at 1 p.m. Sept. 13. Martin died earlier this year at more than 90. The 60-year-old brick home at 113 E. Center St. was custom-designed in Georgian revival style for Martin and his wife. The 2 1/2 -story home sits on a half-acre near the intersection of E. Center and N. New streets, near the Nazareth Memorial Library and the historic Whitefield House. It has eight rooms and features a tiled sun room, living room with fireplace and built-in bookcases on the first floor.

Martin and his wife, Daisy, who died in 1967, raised their children, Frank and Pamela, in the home. Martin's grandson Chris, who has taken his grandfather's place as chief operating officer of the guitar factory in Upper Nazareth Township, remembers visits to the home as a child. He said his grandmother was from Atlanta and that the home was designed to resemble a Southern mansion. A playhouse that Mrs. Martin had built in one weekend still stands in the back yard, although it has been in disrepair for several years. The Martin home was the focal point of the neighborhood, with children constantly visiting, recalls Martin. "When I was young, there was corn in the back yard, and pheasants," he says. Each Christmas, Mrs. Martin would decorate the house along a theme. One year, it was the United Nations, recalls Chris Martin, and featured a tree in the central hallway, covered with flags of many nations, plus decorations covering the staircase. The sale is being handled by Richard L. Dotta Auction Co., Nazareth. Dotta said that inquiries about the home began before it was formally advertised for sale and interest has been high."

My note: According to the Billiongraves index, C. F. Martin III is the Nazareth Moravian Cemetery.