Martin P.

Born: July 11, 1859

Died: June 7, 1920

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Marriage: Catherine McQuire abt. 1881

Glenn William: November 21, 1881 - November 1963

Marriage: Louisa Schimming on April 10, 1888 in Ellendale ND

Lisle Bernard : July 4, 1889 - May 31, 1950
Gertrude E.: March 30, 1891 - June 3, 1976
Marie Catherine :February 7, 1893 - November 16, 1982
Alva Anetta: March 1, 1895 - June 2, 1951

DEATH CALLS M. P. (Martin) Martens

Martin P. Martens, eldest son of Mr. John Martens, of Melrose township, died Saturday evening in a hospital at Kenmare, ND, as a result of an internal cancer.

Deceased was born at Green Bay, WI July 11, 1859, and came to Grant county with his parents in 1879, residing here for about thirty years. About seven years ago he moved with his family to Pocahontas, Iowa, and two year slater to Wolf Point, Montana, where the family resides at the present time.

Mr. Martens was taken ill last fall and about December first went to the hospital at Kenmare, where his ailment was found to be incurable., and his condition grew gradually worse until death relieved him of his sufferings Saturday evening.

The deceased is survived by his wife and five children, Glen W. Martens, of Pierre; Mrs. Gertrude Kimball, Culbertson, Montana; Lysle and Marie Martens at home at Wolf Point, and Mrs. Fink, of Hamlin, Montana. Also his father, John Martens, of Melrose township, and four brothers and a sister, namely; C. W. (Will) Martens, and H. A. (Henry) Martens, of this city, and Frank and Albert Martens and Mrs. (Mary) Tony Van Stralen, of Melrose township. The deep sympathy of the many Milbank and Grant county friends is extended to the famly of the deceased.

The remains were shipped from Kenmare, ND, Wednesday and are expect to arrive here today or tonight and the funeral will be held from St. Lawrence church Friday or Saturday.

May 18, 1928 (Glasgow Montana)


Funeral Services and Interment at Milbank, South Dakota - Short Services Held Here.

The passing away of Mrs. Louise Martens, mother of Mrs. Elmer Hall at the Deaconess Hospital last Friday morning was one of the very saddest events occurring in this community recently. Mrs. Martens had not been well for several years and because of this fact she was unable to survive an attack of influenza, death claiming her after a little more than a week's illness.

For the past year Mrs. Martens had resided here with her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Hall and during that time and at previous times when she had made shorter stays at the Hall home, she had endeared herself to many. The children who lived near her especially will long remember her because of her extreme kindness to them.

On Sunday morning Mrs. Hall, her sister, Mrs. McAleer, and Mrs. Bodmer, A sister of the deceased, accompanied the remains to Milbank South Dakota, where regular funeral services were held and where interment was made. Louise A. Schimming was born at Watertown, WI, March 10, 1866, spending the early part of her married life in Milbank South Dakota, later moving to Lemmon, South Dakota, and then to a ranch south of Wolf Point, where she resided until her husband's death.

After her husband's death Mrs. Martens made her home with her daughters in Washington and a part of the time in Glasgow with her daughter, Mrs. Hall. Mrs. Martens is survived by five children: Glenn W. Martens, Pierre SD; Lisle B. Martens, Seattle, WA; Gertrude Hall, Glasgow; Marie C. McAleer, Seattle, WA, and Alva V. Funk, Olympia WA. A brother, Henry Schimming, of Danube, MN; a sister, Helen Page, Seattle WA, and a sister, Carolyn Bodmer of Kenmare, ND also survive Mrs. Martens.

Besides the Glasgow relatives, Mrs. Bodmer and Mrs. McAleer who were guests at the Hall home, were almost constantly at the bedside of Mrs. Martens during her illness. The sincere sympathy of the community is extended to the bereaved ones.