Monday, February 7, 2011

Amanuensis Monday: Obituary of Sarah (Testerman) Martin

August 30, 1865 - August 26, 1951

Lizzie Martin - Woodstock, Kentucky
(Photo courtesy Kathy Martin - Somerset, Kentucky)

Amanuensis: A person employed to write what another dictates or to copy what has been written by another.

Sarah Elizabeth "Lizzie" was the daughter of John T. and Celia Bloomer Testerman. Celia was the niece of my paternal 4th great grandmother, Elizabeth Bloomer Wallen. Lizzie married James Daniel Sherman Martin, the brother of my paternal 2nd great grandmother, Ursula Ann Martin Davis Burnett.

Obituary of Sarah Elizabeth Martin (from Kathy Martin of Somerset, Kentucky - typed copy)

Mrs. Sarah Elizaeth Martin, 85, died at her home at Woodstock Sunday morning, Aug. 26, 1951. She had been in failing health for the past three years. Mrs. Martin was the daughter of the late John T. and Celia Bloomer Testerman. She united in marriage with James S. Martin and to this union were born five children. Her husband preceded her in death five years, and also a son.

Mrs. Martin had lived in Pulaski Co. most all her life and was a devoted wife and mother who stayed at home. She was an active member of her church and will be missed by all who come in contact with her.

Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at the Woodstock Baptist Church, the Rev. C. M. Hill of Eubank officiated. Burial was in the Woodstock Baptist Church Cemetery.

Surviving are four children: two sons, Thomas and Charles Martin of Louisville, two daughters, Mrs. Susan Lampe, Indianapolis and Mrs. Addie O'Neal, Route 3, Eubank.


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