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Martin, George Howard 1902 - 1959


Posted By: Reid R. Johnson (email)
Date: 7/4/2018 at 10:19:24

Clayton County Register, Thur., 12 Nov. 1959.

Funeral services for George H. Martin, 56, were held Monday afternoon, Nov. 9, at the Methodist Church in Monona at 1:30. The Rev. E. Wayne Hilmer and the Rev. A. W. Ebert officiated. The body lay in state at the church from 12:00 to 1:30 p.m. Clayton Lodge No. 70 A.F. & A.M. conducted ritualistic services at the Schultz funeral home Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock with Harry Schott of Marquette in charge.

Burial was in the city cemetery.

Mr. Martin died Friday, Nov. 6, of a heart attack while teaching a social sciences class in the Monona high school.

As George Howard Martin he was born a son of William T. and Jessie Patterson Martin at Shenandoah, Iowa, Dec. 7, 1902.

He was a graduate of the Shenandoah high school and of Coe College, and received his M.A. degree from the State University of Iowa. He made teaching his career, having been an instructor and coach at Adair for two years. In 1929 he came to Monona as principal of the high school and coach. Five years later he went to Shell Rock as superintendent of schools, where he served for six years, followed by seven years in the same position at LaPorte City. In 1948 he returned to Monona as salesman for the State Bond and Mortgage Co. He returned to teaching in Monona to fill an unexpired term for the superintendent who left for another position. Since that time he has served the Monona schools continuously as an instructor.

In 1934 he was married to Helen Louise Everall.

George Martin was a man of many interests. He was widely known in athletic circles, having been a star athlete at Shenandoah high school, a four-letter man in football and baseball at Coe College, a semi-pro baseball player many summers and a sports official for many years. He was favorably known in teaching circles, being a member and past president of the Clayton County Teachers, a member and past delegate to the Iowa State Education Association, and a member and delegate of the N.E.A., as well as salesman for the Field Enterprises, publishers of the World Book Encyclopedia.

He was actively interested in many aspects of community life, being a member of the Sportsmen's club and of the Masonic Order. He served as chairman of the Clayton County cancer drive, had been president of the Kiwanis Club and a scoutmaster. He was a member of the Monona Methodist Church, which he served as youth counselor, Sunday school teacher, and lay speaker.

Preceding him in death were his parents and two sisters, Leta Chrest and Grace Ashbaugh.

Surviving are his wife; a son, William Bruce; and his mother-in-law, Mrs. Myrtle Everall, all of Monona; a sister, Nina Martin of Shenandoah; several more distant relatives; and a large number of friends.

Music at the services was provided by Mr. and Mrs. Thomas James and Mr. and Mrs. John Wachter. Mrs. Ivon J. Schultz was organist.

The honorary escort included the Masonic Lodge, the Monona-Farmersburg Community high school faculty, the eighth grade class, the Clayton County Educational Association, the Boy Scouts, and the Kiwanis Club.

Pallbearers were A. N. Busse, Ivon Schultz, Walter Begalske, Vernon Geuder, Harvey Marting, Roy Grove, F. J. Peglow and R. L. Evans.


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