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MCMARTIN, Duncan 1817-1894

MCMARTIN, CADY

Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 10/21/2010 at 12:18:48

Duncan McMartin, one of southeast Grundy's oldest residents, died last Thursday morning at his residence three and one-half miles northeast of Beaman, after an illness of several months. The remains were shipped to Des Moines Friday for interment.

--The Grundy County Republican (Grundy Center, Iowa), 12 July 1894

Col. Duncan McMartin has Passed Away

Died, at his residence in Clay township, Grundy county, Iowa, Friday July 6, 1894, Col. Duncan McMartin, after a lingering illness of several months. His remains were taken to Des Moines for interment and were accompanied by many sympathizing friends. Deceased was born in Fulton county, New York, 1817, of Scotch parentage. He was reared on the farm but enjoyed the advantages of a thorough education, and at an early age he read law under Judge Cady and later entered Harvard where he finished his course and settled down to the practice of his profession in Albany, N. Y. He was married in 1842 to Margaret Cady, daughter of Judge Cady, of Montgomery county, and the happy union resulted in the birth of five children, the youngest of whom--Anna--died at five years of age. The remaining four are: Flora W., wife of Wm. Wright; Elizabeth Baldwin, wife of Rev. Baldwin; Archabald M. McMartin, and Daniel C. McMartin. Deceased was Col. of the One Hundred and Fifty-third New York Regiment in the late Rebellion, and unfortunately fell ill and was unable to serve out his time in the army. He was a faithful member of Andersonville Post G.A.R. of Beaman, and was a staunch republican all his life. He came to Iowa after the war and was one of the earliest settlers in Grundy county, and to his family he leaves more than two thousand acres of Grundy county land in excellent farming condition. He was a consistent member of the Presbyterian church and one of the best neighbors that ever lived in any community. Many will miss his kindly face, his wise council, his benevolent hand and the loving kindness of his generous heart. The bereaved wife and family have the sympathy of a wide circle of friends in their hour of trouble.

--The Grundy County Republican (Grundy Center, Iowa), 12 July 1894


 

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