Dunbar (Major) Martin B. - Sp Am
Source: Darlington Herald Thursday July 28 1944 (died 25 July 1944 – Greenlawn Cem, Darlington
Major Martin Burtis Dunbar, retired United States Army officer and one of Darlington’s most highly respected citizens, passed away at his home in Darlington Tuesday night at 10:25 o’clock. He had been in declining health the past few years and seriously ill for several weeks. Major Dunbar was the son of Marion Dunbar and Margaret Byrd Dunbar. He was born January 1, 1877 in Sugar Creek Township, near Colfax. In 1898, during the Spanish American War, he enlisted in the Army and went out with Co C, 158th Indiana Volunteer Infantry commanded by Captain David F. Allen of Frankfort. After that regiment was mustered out he enlisted in the regular army and was assigned to the 4th US Infantry at Fort Sheridan, Ill. That regiment sailed for the Phillippine Island on January 17, 1899 and landed at Manilla on March 11. He was in the Phillipines four years and 7 months. During WWI he served at three cantonments and after the Armistice at the port of embarkation at Hoboken, NY.
Source: Lafayette Journal and Courier Thu 27 July 1944 p 12
Darlington July 2 – Major Martin Burtis Dunbar, 67, retired regular army officer died at his home here yesterday. A native of Montgomery County, Major Dunbar enlisted in the regular army June 21, 1898 was educated at the US War College, Washington DC served through the Spanish American war and retired in 1928. He had made his home here since that time. He was married Jan 8, 1908 to Miss Ida Becktel who survives with a daughter, Mrs. Madge Shone of near Darlington; two half sisters and a brother. Body at Brainard, Butler and Russell Funeral Home.
”Dunbar Funeral” – Darlington, July 27 – Military services will be held at the residence at 2 p.m. Friday for Major Martin B. Dunbar, 67, retired army officer. - kbz