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Martz - Samuel

Source: Crawfordsville Daily Journal, Nov 9, 1894

Samuel Martz of Franklin Twp. died Sat. evening from injuries received in a runaway at Nicholson's Crossing of the Monon Thursday. It was not thought at first that his injuries would result fatally. Mr. Martz was an old citizen of this County and an honorable and upright man. -- kbz

Source: same as above p 4

Mr. Samuel Martz, an aged pioneer departed from this life Saturday at 5 o'clock p.m. The cause of his death was injuries received in a runaway. He was respected by all who knew him and leaves a number of friends to mourn his loss. The Masons of Darlington had charge of the funeral. Funeral services at the home of the deceased at 12 o'clock Monday. - kbz

Source: Crawfordsville Daily Journal, Nov. 9, 1894

Samuel MARTZ was born in Pickaway County, Ohio June 19, 1821 and was raised on a farm and followed that avocation all his life. In the month of Feb 1843, he was united in married with Miss Mary A. Baker. in Oct 1848, he came to Indiana and settled near Darlington and has lived in that neighborhood ever since. His first wife d. March 18, 1890 and on Feb 15, 1894 he united in marriage with Mrs. Margaret DAVIS who survives him, together with 5 children by his first wife, four sons and one daughter, to mourn the loss of a kind husband and father. He was very successful in his business as a farmer and stockraiser and accumulated a handsome competence and leaves his family in comfortable circumstances. in politics he was a Whig till 1856 when the whig party ceased to exist. He then became a Republican and was unflinching in his devotion to his party principles. He was not connected with any Church organization and made no profession of religion but always respected the religious convictions of others. He was a good citizen and had the respect and esteem of a wide circle of friends and acquaintances. The writer's memory calls up many acts of kindness bestowed on him by Mr. Martz in the many years of our acquaintance, and for which a place in memory will be kept green while life lasts. He at one time served as County commissioner with credit to himself and benefit to the County. He was a familiar figure on our streets since he gave up the active duties of a farmer's life several years ago. His old friends will miss him and feel that another old time mark has been swept away. His death was caused by injuries received by the turning over of his buggy in which he and his wife were riding, she receiving a broken arm. He survived but a few days and died peacefully, regretted by all. Being a member of the Masonic order he was buried with Masonic ceremonies after a sermon by the Mr. Black at the residence. The day was raw and cold, yet a large concourse assembled at Odd Fellows' Cemetery Darlington, to witness the last rites of departure of an old friend and neighbor. The ceremony was very impressive and was good evidence of the esteem and respect in which he was held by the members of the fraternity.- kbz

Source: Crawfordsville Weekly Journal 9 Nov 1894 p 7 - "East Garfield news"

Uncle Sam Martz, a highly respected citizen, living just north of here, died Saturday evening, Nov. 3 and was buried at the IOOF Cemetery at Darlington Monday. He leaves many relatives and friends to mourn his loss. - kbz

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