Marian Ellison Martin’s Obituary

Mrs. A. E. Martin Died at Her Home on Thanksgiving Day
(26 Nov 1909 – Boyne Citizen)

Transcribed by Donna Cromwell

Died at her home on Division street , Thursday afternoon at 2:30. Mrs. A. E. MARTIN, aged 70 years; 2 months and 15 days. Mrs. Martin was taken sick about six weeks ago the trouble starting with a cold which developed into pneumonia followed by quick consumption, owing to her advanced age, was unable to withstand the attacks of the disease and succumbed to her infirmities after five weeks of terrible suffering. She leaves besides her stricken husband three children, Mrs. Florence Ross of this city, Wm E. Dawson and Mrs. Ralph Krist of Cleveland , Ohio , and one brother Walker Ellison of Boyne Falls . The funeral will be held on Sunday afternoon at 2:30, Rev. Rea officiating. Undertaker Stackers will have charge of the obsequies, and interment will be in this city.

Marian Maria Ellison was born Sept. 10, 1839 in London , England . At the age of seven she came with her parents to this country, the family going to West Virginia to make for themselves a home in the wilderness. From West Virginia the Ellisons journeyed to Cleveland Ohio , where in the year 1846 [sic] the subject of this sketch was married to James Dawson. Mr. and Mrs. Dawson lived for many years in Cleveland , and it was there that the four children were born, one of whom, Lilly, passed to the great beyond in tender years. After Mr. Dawson’s death his widow married Mr. E. K. Robinson of Boyne Falls , and came to that village, where for many years she lived, honored and respected by the whole community. The death of Mr. Robinson occurred seven years ago at Boyne Falls , and Mrs. Robinson came to this city to make her home. She built a small house next to that of her daughter, Mrs. Ross, on Terrace Street , and lived there for four years, brightening and cheering the lives of everyone with whom her quiet life brought her in contact.

On the 20th of June 1906, she was married again in the evening of her life to A. E. Martin, and for these three years, Mr. and Mrs. Martin have lived together in harmony, and love, cheering for each other the downward path of life’s journey.

Mrs. Martin was up to the time of coming to Boyne City a member of the Free-Will Baptist denomination. Shortly after her removal here she became a member of the First Presbyterian church, and as long as her health permitted was a regular attendant at divine service and a zealous worker for the church. She was an everyday Christian and the beautifying influence of a pure religion were spread over a life and character pure and without spot.

Among us all she ranked always as a woman of culture, refinement and sympathy, a kind neighbor, devoted mother and true friend.

SUBMITTER’S NOTE: Mrs. A. E. MARTIN was born Mary Maria ELLISON on 10 Sep 1839 in Yorkshire , England . Her parents were Walker ELLISON and Margaret COOPER. Her brother’s name was Benjamin Walker ELLISON. After Mary’s first husband, James J. DAWSON, died in Ohio , she married her late half-sister’s husband, Enoch Kimball ROBINSON. After his death she married a third and last time to Arthur E. MARTIN.


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  1. Marion Ellison is my 3rd Great Grandmother. Her daughter Anna (Dawson) Krist is my second Great Grandma. It is with great interest my family has searched to find information on the Krist side. I am aware that Anna’s husband Roelof Krist came here from Holland in 1872. He was born in 1857 and died in Cleveland in 1909. My Great Grandmother Esther Hilton is Anna and Roelofs daughter. I am highly interested in any and all information you may have regarding them. I am so thankful I stumbled across your blog. I am amazed at the time you must have put into it. I greatly appreciate you sharing as I now have names of family members now dating back to 5 generations. If you may come across any information regarding this branch of the family I would be forever grateful if you would share. Thanks again for your effort and research. It is very fascinating!

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