Martin obituaries
from Roland Martin -
Margaret Kritzner Martin

[Braddyville News, Oct 16, 1896] Again we are called upon to record another death in our midst--Mrs Annie Martin passed away on the morning of the 13th. She was 76 years old and leaves five sons and three daughters to mourn her loss. The funeral took place from the home of her son, Howard, at 11 a.m. on the 14th, Rev A.B. Buckner conducting the services. The procession then wended its way over the hills to the Burch cemetery, and there deposited all that was mortal of Grandma Martin beside her late husband. United in life for fifty years they were seperated in death by only the short space of 2 months and 24 days, to be again united beyond the shores of time where parting is no more. There were present at the interment N.A.J. Martin of Kansas, Ben Martin of Forest City, Howard Martin of Braddyville, and two sisters, Mesdames W.L. and Wm Balwin [sic, Baldwin]. Those absent were Mrs Wm Reed, of Blue Hill, Neb., and W.G. and D.W. Martin, of Oklahoma.


Nathan C. Martin

An old settler gone. N.C. Martin, an old resident of Page County, died at his daughter' home (Mr and Mrs W.T. Baldwin) on the 19th, aged 78 years. He was married in 1841, in Pennsylvania, and moved to Iowa during the 50's. He followed farming, carpenter work and bridge building. He raised 8 children, 5 boys and 3 girls, who are now the heads of families. The most remarkable feature in this family is that the aged father's death is the first death in the family in all this 55 years. Two sons, two daughter and his aged wife were at his bedside until the last. Two sons reside in Oklahoma, one in Kansas, one daughter in Nebraska. His funeral was largely attended by all the old neighbors and friends to pay their last tribute of respect to one they had learned to respect for his many good deeds and his staunch adherance to those principles that are the foundation of all good citizenship. The interment took place at the Burch cemetery, 3 miles east of Braddyville. The deceased had not been in good health for several years, the symptoms showing a tendency to paralysis, and it is thought some light strokes at different times had rendered him helpless a year before his death. It is but just to say that his every want was supplied by kind friends who watched over him. During the last years of his affliction the great burden fell upon his daughter, Mrs Retta Baldwin, at whose home he died. For the last two years her constant care, day and night, has done much to removed the thorns from the pathway of old age. So another old land mark is gone one of the pioneer light houses to grand Iowa. To the mourning friends the HERALD extends sympathy.


Nate Martin, Former Resident Buried Here Monday Afternoon

All but one son of the late Nate Martin were able to attend his funeral services here Monday afternoon. The body was brought from Oakland, Calif., where he had died a week earlier of hemorrhage after a long illness. Mrs Clark Neal of Granger, Mo., Earl Martin and family of Springfield, Mo, Randolph and an aunt, Mrs Bertha Parrish of Oakland, Calif which two accompanied the body. Orris? Martin of Sioux Falls, S. Dak were here while Orville Martin, who is on a troop transport, was unable to attend.

Being a retired railroad man, several of those with whom he had worked in his years of service were pallbearers, including A.M. Edwards, J.A. Pearson, W.H Barrager, John Summers, C.T. Reynolds, C.S. Hoyt, Delvin Carver accompanied by his mother, Mrs C. Carver, sang. The body was place in Clarinda cemetery by the side of his wife who preceded him in death in February 1934.

Others attending the funeral from a distance included Wilbur Sharp of Oakland, Calif, Sam Waddle and family of Craig, Mo, Mrs Ella V. Leach and Miss Juanita Leach of Forrest City, Mo, with other relatives from Villisca and nearer communites.

Mr Martin had been born in Wapello, Iowa, near Kirksville and would have been 67 years of age on next August 9th.

CLARINDA HERALD-JOURNAL, Clarinda, Iowa, Jul 2, 1942


Lawrence Wilbur Martin
Lawrence Wilbur Martin, son of Mr and Mrs Nate Martin, was born Oct 16, 1915, and died Nov 15, 1918. He had attained the age of 3 years and 30 days. He suffered a lingering illness. He leaves to mourn his departure a father, mother, one sister, three brothers, and a host of friends.
John Howard Martin

John Howard Martin, son of Nathan C. and Margaret Kritzner Martin was born March 22, 1860 on what is known as the old Southerhard farm east of Braddyville. This farm was owned later by S.P. Wolfe. Died April 17, 1933 at his home east of Clarinda. He was the youngest of a family of eight children. Only one of these are still living. A sister, Mrs Margaret Baldwin of Ponca City, Oklahoma.

On February 2, 1882 he was united


Clarinda Herald­-Journal

Thursday, July 1, 1937

Volume 77-No.52


            Mrs. Herbert Howell


  Evelyn Louise Blakeman was born in Omaha, Nebr. On June 18, 1915, and died at the Brown hospital in Clarinda following a short illness, at the age or 22 years and 7 days.


At the age of 5 months the family moved to Brush, Colo. Where they resided until Evelyn was 7 years of age. Since that time she has been a resident of Clarinda, graduating from the Clarinda high school in the class of 1934.


At the age of 14 on Easter Sunday in 1929 she was united with the Christian church with other friends of her class.


During the winter of 1936 she became an employed of the Berry Seed Co.


Evelyn was untied in marriage to Herbert B. Howell on July 11. 1936, by the Methodist minister in Maryville, Mo., and since that time they have established their home at the bride’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Blakeman.  In January of the present year she became an employee of the Lisle Corporation. 


During the few short years of her life here on earth she was especially devoted to her mother, and was loved by her many, many friends.


She leaves to mourn her departure her parents,  Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Blakeman, her sister, Margaret Winfred, her husband, Herbert Howell, and a host of relatives. Two sister have preceded her in death.  One sister died October 26, 1917, at the age of 3 days near Brush, Colo. Gladys Viola preceded her in death June 18, 1936, at the age of 12 years, 7 months, and 23 days.


Funeral services were conducted from the Walker Funeral Home Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock with the Rev Chas E Long in charge. Burial was in the Clarinda Cemetery.


Singers were Miss Frances Duncan and Lillian Despain as they sang “Death is Only A Dream,” “Face to Face” and “The city of Gold’” accompanied by Miss Ruth Hulbert.  Active pall bearers were Robert Graham, Dale Graham, Ivol Wilson, Graham Wilson, Ervin Howell and Robert Howell. Honorary pall bearers were the employees of the Lisle Factory where Evelyn was employed were Misses Helen Mason, Geraldine Gillespie, Betty Lindsay, Mila Clugy and Mary Edwards, also Wilma Reed a cousin.  Those in charge of the flowers were Mrs. Carroll Luther, and Misses Fern Reed, Donna Carver and Jaunita Neeley.


Those relatives and friends from out of town who came for the funeral services were Mr. and Mrs. George Ginger of Emmerson, Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Moore and Will Moore and Mrs. Margaret Kellogg of Clearmont. Mr. and Mrs. Ervin and Mr. and Mrs. Robert Howell of Minneapolis, Minnesota. Mrs. John E Wilson and son Ivol, and daughter and husband, Mr. and Mrs. Blaine Lynch and small daughter, Lyla and Mrs. C. M. Camp from Mt Ayr, and Mrs. Fred Graham and son. Dale, of Hepburn, Mrs. R. H. Williams and son and wife, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Williams from Villisca. Mr. and Mrs. Earl Graham and sons, Harold, Robert, Wayne, and daughter, Gertrude, from Shenandoah Miss Madelyn Benson of Bedford. Mr. and Mrs. Dane Elam of College Springs, Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Long of New Market, Mr. and Mrs. Chas Cole Jr. of Kansas City, Miss Margaret Purviance of Des Moines and Miss Monica Purviance from St. Louis.


The young, broken-hearted husband was forbidden by his physician to attend the funeral services, but before it started he was permitted a last look at his beloved wife as she lay adored in the lovely dress purchased but seven days before for her birthday. Herbert collapsed and it was not until dusk that he was able to be driven to the flower decked mound and look upon it with any measure of composer.


Time only can assuage the pain; the bleak and utter misery of the present.





We wish to express our heartfelt thanks and appreciation for all the kindness and thoughtfulness shown us at the time of out tragic bereavement in the death of “our Evelyn.”

                        Mr. Herbert B. Howell,

                        Mr. and Mrs. Earnest Blakeman and Margaret,

                        Mr. and Mrs. J R Howell and Family