Obituary Details

William J. Martin

(03/16/1856 - 01/24/1939)
Courtesy of The Lusk Herald, 01/26/1939

WILLIAM MARTIN, 82, PIONEER THIS SECTION PASSED AWAY JAN. 24.

William Martin, 82, from near Harrison, Neb., passed away at the Lusk hospital Tuesday morning, Jan. 24th.

Mr. Martin had been a sufferer from a kidney ailment for some time and when he became worse the past week he was brought to the Lusk hospital Saturday, where he died the following Tuesday.

Mr. Martin came to Sioux County in 1893 and settled on land in a valley northeast of Harrison, Nebr., which was still his home.

He was the father of Mrs. J. D. Lorenzen and Walter Martin of Lusk and of George Martin of Kirtley. Other children who survive him are a son Joe of Harrison, Mrs. May Manning of Casper and Mrs. Florence Burke of Bridgeport, Nebr., and Sam Martin of Oregon.

His wife passed away in 1929 and was buried in Crawford, Nebr.

Funeral services for Mr. Martin will be held in Crawford on Thursday afternoon at two o'clock at the Methodist church The remains will be laid at rest in the cemetery of that city beside those of his wife and two children who preceeded him in death.

Mr. Martin was born in Floyd county, Virginia in March of 1856 and would have been 83 years of age if he had lived until March of this year.

He was a man highly esteemed by his many friends and neighbors and his loss will be keenly felt by those who knew him best.

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