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Martin - Samuel Smiley

Source: Darlington Herald, Darlington, Montgomery County, Indiana, Friday 10-27-1916

Samuel Smiley Martin was born in Washington County PA Feb 8, 1838 and died at his home in Darlington at six o'clock Thursday evening Oct 19, 1916. He was 78 years 8 months 11 days old. In his early boyhood, with his parents he moved to Logan Co Ohio. On Oct 8, 1857, 59 years ago, he was married to Sarah Jane Royer and immediately went to housekeeping on a farm in Sugar Creek Township, Montgomery County, Indiana. Here they continued to live until 1888 when they moved to Darlington where he died after a short illness of Arterio-Sclerosis. He was the father of six children, 3 girls and 3 boys. Mrs. Rev. Hugh Taylor of Nan, Loos, India; Mrs. A.K. Peterson of Darlington; Mrs. O.M. Delashmit of Ladoga, Ind; Thomas H.L. Martin of Louisville, Ky; B.S. Martin of Louisville and Dr. G.E. Martin of Myers, Ky, all of whom with his widow survive. There are also 16 grandchildren all of whom are living. The funeral services were conducted Sunday morning at 11 at the Methodist Church of which Mr. Martin had long been a member. Rev. Nicely, pastor preached a powerful sermon to an immense congregation which had gathered to pay their respects to a man whom all loved. A quartette composed of Mrs. Bert Hiatt, Mrs. Frank Caldwell, R.B. Cox and Dean Little with Miss Dorothy Finley at the piano sang Abide with Me and No Dying There, I want to Go There was sung by WC Stewart of Crawfordsville. Having been a member of the GAR and Masonic Order, these organizations attended in a body and the Masonic services were conducted at the grave in the IOOF Cemetery. Besides numerous friends from over the state the following out of town relatives attended: OM Delashmit and family, Ladoga, Ind; THL Martin and wife, Louisville, Ky, BS Martin, Louisville, Ky, Dr GE Martin and wife, Myers, Ky; Mrs. OM Booher, Kokomo, Ind; Mrs. Orval Simpson and children, Kewanna ind; Homer Hayes and family, New Ross, Ind; Herman Delashmit and wife, Crawfordsville , Ind and George Kitzmiller and son Herbert, Romney, Ind. - transcribed by kbz  
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