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Death Claims Aged Citizen
David W. Martin, 95 Years Old, Calmly Passes Away
The death of David W. Martin, occurred Saturday, Sept. 16, at the home of his grandson, John Young, north of this city.
Deceased was born in Berkley county, Virginia, Oct. 25, 1809, and at his demise had reached the rip old age of 95 years, 10 months and 21 days.
In the late 60′s, he came to Oregon and settle in the Willamette valley where he was well and favorably known and resided there until 1903, when he moved to this section, making his home with his grandson, Mr. Young, up to his death.
The deceased was one of Oregon’s pioneers. Despite the fact of his many years, up to a very few weeks of his death he was active, indeed. Even at the late county election, he was early at the polls and made known that he was a typical son of the south, having been a life-long and enthusiastic democrat.
He leaves to mourn his loss two son, Charles Martin, of Palo Pinto, Texas: Jep Martin, of Willamma, Ore., and one one daughter, Mrs. M.A. Terry of Woodland, Cal.
The funeral services were held from the M.E. church, Monday by Elder G.E. Mayfield and the remains were interred in the city cemetery.
Elgin Recorder Friday September 22, 1905