ROSS, Martin A. 1867-1938
Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 12/24/2016 at 22:28:36
Funeral Services Saturday For Martin A. Ross
Funeral services for Martin A. Ross were held at the Christian Reformed church Saturday afternoon with the local pastor, Rev. J. C. DeKorne, officiating. Mr. Ross was born in Shiloh township 71 years ago and with the exception of the last year, he resided here all of his life. Old neighbors and friends filled the church at the funeral service.
Martin A. Ross was born Dec. 3, 1867, on the farm in Shiloh township now occupied by the Dick Weichers family. His parents were God-fearing people who were charter members of First Christian Reformed church of Wellsburg, and it was in this church that Martin received the sacrament of baptism as a child. The first 25 years of his life were spent on the home farm. The next 38 years of his life were spent on the farm now occupied by his son Martin M. Ross; thus he had the unique experience of making his home for all but the last eight years of his life on the same section of land.
He was married March 23, 1892, to Miss Dora G. Seivers. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. Henry Bode, uncle of Rev. H. C. Bode. To this union were born eleven children: ten sons and one daughter. Four of the sons died in infancy. Thus he is survived by his widow, and by six sons, one daughter and nineteen grandchildren. The surviving children are: Albert, Sam, William, Joe, Nettie (Mrs. Jerry Huisman), Gratus and Martin. All of them live in or near Wellsburg.
It is just eight years ago this week that Mr. and Mrs. Ross moved from the farm to their home in Wellsburg. A healthy and vigorous life was his until about two years ago. Last summer he suffered a severe heart attack and was confined to his bed since that time. He died October 11, 1938, at the age of 70 years, 10 months, and 8 days.
The mourning widow and children are commended to the grace of our sovereign and loving covenant God.
Casket bearers were the six sons of the deceased: Albert, Sam, William, Joe, Gratus and Martin.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 20 October 1938, pg 9
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