Waterloo Region Generations
A record of the people of Waterloo Region, Ontario.

John B. Martin

Male 1896 - 1926  (30 years)


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  • Name John B. Martin 
    Born 6 Jan 1896  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
    Gender Male 
    Interesting accident, misfortune 
    Occupation 1911  Hawkesville, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Farmer 
    Religion 1911  Hawkesville, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Mennonite 
    Occupation 1921  Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Farmer, Farm 
    Religion 1921  Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada 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, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Person ID I8589  Generations
    Last Modified 22 Oct 2019 

    Father Menno F. Martin,   b. 4 Mar 1866, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Oct 1928  (Age 62 years) 
    Family ID F5623  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • 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.

      Gospel HeralD - Vol. XIX, No. 29 - October 14, 1926 - pp 622, 623

  • Sources 
    1. [S160] Wellesley e-3 Page 3.

    2. [S160] Wellesley E-3 Page 3.

    3. [S154] .
      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] October 14, 1926 - Obituary of John B. Martin.

    5. [S504] Hawkesville Div 8 Page 1.

    6. [S2107] Sub Dist 8 Page 10.

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