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John B. Martin
Male 1896 - 1926


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  • Birth  6 Jan 1896  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
    Gender  Male 
    Occupation  1911  Hawkesville, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Farmer 
    Religion  1911  Hawkesville, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Mennonite 
    Occupation  1921  Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Farmer, Farm 
    Religion  1921  Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Mennonite 
    Misfortune  1926 
    electrocuted 
    Eby ID Number  00075-4581.203 
    Died  18 Sep 1926  [3, 4
    Cause: electrocution 
    Buried  Elmira Mennonite Cemetery, Elmira, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Person ID  I8589  Generations
    Last Modified  29 Aug 2017 

    Father  Menno F. Martin,   b. 4 Mar 1866, , , Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Oct 1928 
    Mother  Nancy Brubacher,   b. 25 Oct 1867, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 May 1953 
    Family ID  F5623  Group Sheet

    Family  Ida Frey Bauman,   b. 21 Nov 1900, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 May 1952, Floradale, Waterloo Region, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  1926  [7
    Family ID  F21321  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • Martin.-John, son of Menno and Nancy Martin, was born near Elmira, Ont., Jan. 6, 1896; died Sept. 18, 1926; aged 30 y. 8 m. 12 d. On Dec. 14, 1921, he was united in marriage to Ida Bauman who survives him. Thus he leaves a loving companion, 2 brothers, 5 sisters, and a wide circle of relatives and friends to mourn his early departure. He was an employee of the Elmira Public Utilities Commission since Oct. 1922, and it was while engaged at this work, that he accidently came in contact with a live wire, which caused his immediate death. Little did he think that perhaps when he climbed the pole to make a few adjustments that in a few moments he would be let down by a rope, as one who made the change in the twinkling of an eye. One hand was severely burned and also three fingers of the other hand. The sad news came as a heartfelt shock to those who knew him best. He was well known throughout the whole community, and was possessed with a cheery disposition, always ready with a kind word and a smile. He was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church and was very much interested in the work of the Lord. It was his earnest desire to be a bright and shining light in this world. Funeral services were held on Sept. 22 at the Elmira Mennonite Church, and at the Old Order Mennonite Church which was nearby. Both houses being filled to their capacity. Services were conducted by Bro. A. B. Gingerinch and Bro. O. D. Snider at the one church, while at the same time Bro. Moses Brubaker and Bro. Jess B. Martin conducted the services at the other church. Texts, Amos 4: 12; Jno. 11:28; Jas. 4: 4.1a

      1aGOSPEL HERALD - Vol. XIX, No. 29 - October 14, 1926 - pp 622, 623

  • Sources 
    1. [S160] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wellesley Twp. - 1901, Wellesley e-3 Page 3.

    2. [S160] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wellesley Twp. - 1901, Wellesley E-3 Page 3.

    3. [S154] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Elmira - Elmira Mennonite CC#4584 Internet Link.
      In memory of/ John B.Martin/ born/ Jan.6,1897/ died/ Sept.18 1926/ aged 29 yrs 8 m./ & 12 days/ Asleep in Jesus/

    4. [S8] News - Gospel Herald, October 14, 1926 - Obituary of John B. Martin.

    5. [S504] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wellesley Twp. - 1911, Hawkesville Div 8 Page 1.

    6. [S2107] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wellesley Twp. - 1921, Sub Dist 8 Page 10.

    7. [S8] News - Gospel Herald, September 9, 1952 - Obituary of Ida Bauman.

  • Event Map
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    Link to Google MapsBirth - 6 Jan 1896 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1911 - Hawkesville, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1911 - Hawkesville, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer, Farm - 1921 - Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mennonite - 1921 - Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Elmira Mennonite Cemetery, Elmira, Waterloo Region, Ontario Link to Google Earth
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