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Nashville Journal       July 22, 1920
Veteran James Martin, a well-known member of the Nashville, G A R Post, dropped from the ranks Monday afternoon at 4:00, being suddenly summoned by the Great Commander to join the Silent Army. The old soldier, in spite of his advanced age, 76 years, had enjoyed fairly good health, but was troubled with a pain in the region of the heart Monday and had sent to his physician for medicine in the afternoon. He was in the yard at his home when heart failure closed his eyes till reveille on Resurrection day. Mr Martin was born February 20, 1844 in Bedford County, Tennessee, and came here in 1854. He grew to manhood in Washington County and during the civil war served in the Union Army, enlisting August 1, 1862. The Eightieth Infantry Volunteers Regiment was organized at Centralia in August, 1862 by Col T G Allen. Mr Martin with his comrades was ordered to Louisville, Ky, September 4, 1862, and fought in many skirmishes and battles, the most important being Mission Ridge, Perryville, Chickamauga and Franklin. The eightieth regiment traveled 6000 miles and took part in over 20 battles and were on Gen Sherman's famous March to the Sea. After the defeat of the Southern Confederacy, Mr Martin was mustered out June 10, 1865, and returned to private life. He was married in 1866 to Miss Sarah Carter, in Beaucoup township. To this union were born nine children, two of whom died. Mr Martin was l loving husband and father, a good citizen, a staunch Republican and for 55 years was a faithful member of the Baptist Church. As an upright man and true Christian he enjoyed the respect of all who knew him and his cheerful presence will be missed. He leaves his wife, seven children: E P Martin of Beaucoup, Mrs L G Felts of BuBois, Mrs Sam Markham, Claude and Clyde Martin all of Nashville; 22 grandchildren; eight great grandchildren and two brothers, Veteran William H Martin and Thomas Martin of Nashville. The funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon in the Baptist church, Rev Spiller officiating. Interment was made in the Masonic Cemetery. The Nashville G AR Post paid tribute to their departed comrade by attending in a body. The following served as pall bearers at the funeral; Hosea Poole, James Reynolds, T S Krughoff, John Brethauer, T E Allen and William Hohman, all sons of veterans. * Left out two children Mrs J A Wilson of Casland, Wash, and Mrs William Wetzel of Beaucoup.


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Nashville Journal       March 8, 1956

Edgar Prentice Martin, 86, died Thursday (March 1) at 4:30 in St Mary's Hospital in Centralia. The son of John J and Sarah Martin, he was born near Nashville June 28, 1869. He married Margaret Felts about 63 years ago and they had six children, one dying in infancy and one child , Alva, in August 1932. He is survived by his wife, two sons, Paul of Dowell and Dan of Beaucoup; two daughters, Mrs James Edwards of St Paul, MN and Mrs Herschel Calloway of St Louis; 14 grandchildren; 26 great grandchildren; a brother Clyde of here; three sisters, Mrs Ida Wilson of Tacoma, Wash, Mrs Maude Wetzel of Beaucoup, and Mrs Della Felts of here


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Nashville Journal       August 13, 1931

Alva (Alvie) Martin, 18, son of Mr and Mrs Ed Martin, died of injuries received while working on a bridge northeast of Coulterville. He had surgery but died one hour later. The injury was sustained July 5 and he died July 12. He is survived by his parents, two brothers, Paul of DuQuion and Dan of Beaucoup; two sisters, Mrs James Edwards of MN and Mrs Edward Galloway of E St Louis.

 

 


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