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Obits > 1954 - Maurice Martin

Submitted by Robin Pardus

Unknown Paper Unknown Date
Chicago Man, Born in Portland Victim of Heart Attack Friday Night
The body of Maurice Martin of Chicago, former resident of Portland, was brought to the Gardner mortuary this morning and services will be held at the chapel this afternoon at 2 o’clock in charge of the Rev. C.F. Chasteen of the Methodist Church. The Redell Trio of Spring Hill will sing and Clifford Martin of Dixon, LeRoy Martin of Grand Detour, Howard Martin and Elmer Funderberg of Erie and Robert LaCoste and K. Kirkpatrick of Chicago will serve as pallbearers, with burial at the Sharon Cemetery.  Services were held Tuesday afternoon at the Johnson Funeral Home in Chicago.  Mr. Martin died Sunday afternoon at the age of 74 at the Walther Memorial Hospital in Chicago after suffering a heart attack Friday night. Previous to the attack Friday he had enjoyed good health and had been at his work as a merchant policeman until then.  Born in Portland Feb. 4, 1879, the son of Fayette and Sarah (Dove) Martin, he was raised in the Portland community and married Miss Sadie Lanphere of Spring Hill. The couple made their home in Iowa a few years, then moved to Morrison and later to Sterling, where he worked as a merchant policeman for some years. About 1929 they moved to Chicago, where Mr. Martin followed the same line of work since. In addition to his wife, Mr. Martin leaves two sons, Clifford Martin of Dixon, LeRoy L. of Grand Detour, two daughters,  Mrs. Robert (Vera) LaCoste and Mrs. Bess Kirkpatrick of Chicago. also three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
[Note: Sterling Gazette has Obituary, issued Jan. 4, 1954 & Funeral Rites issued Jan. 7, 1954]

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