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James W, Dr MARTIN

Forest-Llewellyn Cemetery
Adair County,

Dr James W
Nov 19, 1854 - Mar 1, 1941
Nov 6, 1858 - Jan 20, 1903
Samuel Halladay (1820 - 1893)
Sarah Judd Halladay (1823 - 1888)
Infant Son
Dec 6, 1896


Was Physician Here Over 40 Years; Rites Here Wednesday.

Dr. J. W. Martin, 87 years old, who practiced here over 40 years before becoming ill a few years ago and going to Drumwright, Okla., to be with a son, died Saturday night at 9:30 o'clock.

The body is being sent to Kirksville and the funeral will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Summers & Flinchpaugh Funeral Home, conducted by the Rev. Pyron McMillen, pastor of the Presbyterian Church.

Dr. Martin was born in Randolph County, Missouri in November, 1853, a son of Mr. and Mrs. William Martin, and was educated at McGee College in Macon County. The school closed in 1874, before Dr. Martin had graduated, and Dr. J. B. Mitchell, its head, came to Kirksville and became pastor of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church here for 18 years.

After his college career had been thus terminated, Dr. Martin was planning to become a farmer when the Martin family physician suggested that he study medicine. He entered the office of a physician as an assistant, doing office work for the privilege of reading the doctor's books and observing the different cases the doctor treated. After a year of this he entered Missouri Medical College at St. Louis now the medical department of Washington University.

Dr. Martin was graduated in 1879, and went to Sue City, a community a few miles east of La Plata, where he entered practice with Dr. McCullough. Two years later Dr. McCullough retired and Dr. Martin practiced at Sue City for seven years, coming to Kirksville in 1884.

He was married in 1884 to Miss Adelaide Halladay, of Kirksville, who died in 1903. They had three children, Mrs. Ruth Shambaugh, Westport, Conn.; Howard Martin, of Drumwright, Okla., and Walter Martin, of Idaho.

Kirksville Daily Express
Kirksville, Missouri
March 3, 1941

Adelaide Halladay Martin (1858 - 1903)

Infant Son Martin (____ - 1886)
James Walter Martin (1895 - 1950)
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Contributed on 1/15/16 by hawkinsdonna48
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Submitted: 1/15/16 • Approved: 1/16/16 • Last Updated: 3/27/18 • R782575-G782575-S3

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