Obituary Details

Walter Spencer Martin

(05/19/1889 - 07/25/1961)
Courtesy of Johnny & Margaret Thon Files, 06/30/1961

Walter Martin Dies Here Sat.

Thon Book No. 1

Walter S. Martin, 72, a resident of Lusk for many years, died of a heart condition at his home in North Lusk Saturday.

Funeral services were conducted from the Peet Chapel at 2:00 p.m. Monday with the Rev. Frank Bozart in charge. Mrs. A. F. DeCastro organist, accompanied Mrs. Lyle Eddy as she sang "The Old Rugged Cross". Pallbearers were Gaylord Anderson, John Jassman, C. E. Marvin, Pat Marchant, Ollie Seaman and Harry Zimmerman. Burial was in the Lusk Cemetery.

Walter Spencer Martin, son of William and Amelia Brammer Martin, was born in Virginia May 19, 1889. When he was a small child the family located in Sioux County, Nebr. where he grew to manhood. He married Sarah Ellen Butler, June 30, 1911 and they were the parents of two children, Mrs. Grace Thomas of the Kirtley community and a son, William who died in 1931. The family lived in the Kirtley community many years before locating in Lusk. Mrs. Martin died in December 1956.

Survivors other than his daughter, Mrs. Thomas, include a brother, Joe Martin of Harrison and two sisters.

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