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Unknown newspaper, died April 23, 1948

William Martin

William Martin, 75 of Beason died Friday in a Jacksonville Hospital following a long illness. He was a retired farmer and owned and operated a service station in Beason 20 years.

He was born near Latham, Logan county, August 21 1872, a son of Robert and Martha Blanford Martin. His marriage to Zenie Dezell took place in 1898 at Olney and she survives. Two sons and a daughter also survive: Edward Martin of Fort Worth, Texas; R. L. Martin of Lincoln and Mrs. Hazel Behrends of Beason. Three brothers and two sisters preceded him in death. There are three grandchildren and two great grandcildren living.

The body was taken to Sheets Funeral home and Saturday afternoon will be removed to the family residence at Beason.

Mr. Martin was a member of the Beason Methodist church.

The funeral will be at 2:30 p.m (DST) Sunday at the residence and at 3 P.M. (DST) at the Beason Methodist church with the Rev. Lloyd Barnard, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Harmony cemetery.

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The funeral of William Martin was at 2 p.m. Sunday at Beason Methodist church with the Rev. Lloyd Barnard pastor, officiating. Spencer Littleton accompied by Mrs. David N. Hanger, sang "Beyound the Sunset" and "Lead Kindly Light".

Pallbearers were Wilbur G. Colburn, Lyle Stoll, Rockwell Hudspeth, Edward Reichle, Ellsworth Brown and C.M.Finley. Burial was in Harmony Cemetery.

Note: William Martin's mother was Martha Blackford not Blanford.