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1907 Obituary Horace G. Martin
Posted by: Janet Price (ID *****1451) Date: May 15, 2003 at 18:06:55
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Indiana Historical Society
Microfilm Reel no. 291007
Jamestown, Ind.
Jamestown Press
Jan 1905-Dec 1907

Jamestown Press
Boone County Indiana
Friday, May 3, 1907 page 1
Surname: Martin

Horace G. Martin Dead

Dies Suddenly of Apoplexy at Warrensburg, Missouri

The body of Horace G. Martin was brought to Jamestown Wednesday noon and interred at the I.O.O.F. cemetery. The funeral was conducted at the Third Christian church at Indianapolis at 9:20 that morning.

Mr. Martin was born in Hendricks county Oct. 19, 1854, and died at Warrensburg, Mo., June 10, 1907, aged 52 years, 7 months and 21 days. On Jan. 4th 1882, he was married to Miss Libbie Russell of Plainfield. The wife and daughter Geneva survive him. Mr. Martin was a master Mason and a member of the Venus Lodge, K. of P. Early in life he became a consistent member of the Christian church. Of his early family, his brother Charles F. is the only surviving member.

We take the following account of his death from the Warrensburg, Mo., Star. “H.G. Martin of Indianapolis, traveling representative of Fox & Gabhart Specialty Co., was found in an unconscious condition in his room at Hotel Estes Sunday morning and about 11 o’clock he died. Dr. Schofield who was called as soon as the discovery was made said that death was due to Apoplexy. The body was removed to Danner’s undertaking establishment and prepared for shipment and burial.
“Repeated efferent were made Sunday to communicate with his family of firm. Monday morning, however, came several messages requesting that the remains be carefully cared for and shipped immediately. One message was from the Masonic lodge to the order at this place, and another was from the firm he represented.
Deceased arrived in Warrensburg Saturday afternoon. He visited local dentists and sold some supplies, after which he registered at the hotel for supper. He left a call for 6:30 and when he failed to respond it was supposed he had changed his mind about getting up. After the eight o’clock train had passed the porter, Geo. Kirby, went up to Martin’s room and knocked on the door again. There being no response he looked over the transom and was horrified to see a man laying on the floor partly breathing heavily. Mr. Berkely, the proprietor, was called and entrance was effected through the adjoining room. A physician was hastily summoned and everything was done to retrieve the man, but he never gained conscious and passed away at 11 o’clock.

“ He was fine looking, well developed man with short, dark hair and a brown mustache, apparently forty-five or more years old. No one at the hotel heard him complain the night before his death. It is supposed that he awoke and not feeling well arose to dress and had hardly begun when he fell to the floor where he was found an hour or two later”

Note from Janet Price; I am posting this obituary for others. I am not related to the subjects.

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