Sarah Martin

Sarah Ann Martin (1866 - 1930)

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Sarah Ann Martin
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Daughter of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
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Wife of — married 16 Dec 1891 in Lachute, Quebec, Canadamap
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Died in Graceville, Big Stone County, Minnesota, United Statesmap
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Sarah Ann Martin was born 8 Jan 1866 in Lachute, Quebec, Canada, the daughter of Thomas Martin and Sarah Jane Garvin. She married William John Hess on December 16, 1891, in her hometown. They had seven children in 13 years. She died 11 Mar 1930, in Graceville, Big Stone, Minnesota, United States, at the age of 64, and was buried in Rock Island, Illinois.

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Name: Sarah Ann Martin
Birth Date: 8 Jan 1866
Birth Place: Lachute, Quebec, Canada
Death Date: 11 Mar 1930
Death Place: Graceville, Big Stone, Minnesota, United States
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Father Name: Thomas Martin • Dec 1832-21 Mar 1915
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Mother Name: Sarah Jane Garvin • Jan 1830-11 Jun 1913
Mother Birth Place: Ireland
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  • 1891 Census of Canada, database with images, (2004) ( : accessed 13 Mar 2019); Thomas Martin; Gender: Male; Marital Status: Married; Age: 59; Birth: 8 Jan 1866 • Lachute, Quebec, Canada; Relation to Head-of-house: Fils; Religion: Free Church; French Canadian: No; Father's Name: Leauis Lallin; Father's Birthplace: Ireland; Mother's Birthplace: Ireland; Province: Quebec; District Number: 136; District: Argenteuil; Subdistrict: Chatham; Household Members: Thomas Martin • Age 59; Sarah Martin • Age 62; Sarah Martin • Age 24. Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2008.Original data - Library and Archives Canada. Census of Canada, 1891. RG31, T-6290 to T-6427. Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Canada.Original data: Library and Archives Canada.
  • 1910 United States Census, database with images, (2006) ( : accessed 13 Mar 2019); Sarah A Hess; Age in 1910: 42; Birth: 8 Jan 1866 • Lachute, Quebec, Canada; Home in 1910: Rural, Rock Island, Illinois; Race: White; Gender: Female; Immigration Year: 1893; Relation to Head of House: Wife; Marital Status: Married; Spouse's Name: William J Hess; Father's Birthplace: Canada English; Mother's Birthplace: Canada English; Native Tongue: English; Able to read: Yes; Able to Write: Yes; Years Married: 18; Number of Children Born: 7; Number of Children Living: 5; Household Members: William J Hess • Age 42; Sarah A Hess • Age 42; Ethel M Hess • Age 14; Herman M Hess • Age 12; Albert P Hess • Age 11; Mabel E Hess • Age 7; Helen J Hess • Age 4; Herman Willhouse • Age 35; Gustav A Swansen • Age 21. Census Place: Rural, Rock Island, Illinois; Roll: T624_320; Page: 9A; Enumeration District: 128; Image: 529.
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed 14 March 2019), memorial page for Sarah Ann Martin Hess (8 Jan 1866–11 Mar 1930), Find A Grave Memorial no. 197529992, citing Chippiannock Cemetery, Rock Island, Rock Island County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by History of an Old Border Town Momence, IL. (contributor 48051734) .

The Rock Island Argus, Wednesday, March 12, 1930

Mrs. William J. Hess

Mrs. Mary A. Hess, 1711 Sixth avenue, Rock Island, has received word of the death of her daughter-in-law, Mrs. William J. Hess, which occurred last evening at 6:15 o'clock in a hospital at graceville, Minn. Mrs. Hess was a resident of Rock Island 20 years before leaving here several years ago. The body will arrive in Rock Island Thursday evening and will be taken to the Hodgson and Hoban mortuary pending funeral arrangements.

The Rock Island Argus, Thursday, March 13, 1930

The remains of Mrs. William J. Hess of Wheaton, Minn., resident of Rock Island county for 25 years, who died at 6:15 o'clock Tuesday evening, March 11, 1930, at Graceville, Minn., will arrive in Rock Island Friday night, according to a telegram received here today by Mrs. Mary A. Hess, 1711 Sixth Ave, daughter-in-law(mother-in-law) of the deceased. The body will be taken to the Hodgson & Hoban mortuary pending funeral arrangements. Burial will be in Chippiannock Cemetery.

Mrs. Hess was 63 years of age. A paralytic stroke caused death. Mrs. Hess was born in Canada, Jan. 8, 1867. Her maiden name was Sarah Martin. On Dec. 16, 1891, she married William J. Hess in Canada. She received her education in Canadian schools. The Hess family made its home in Rock Island in 1892 and remained here until 1918, when it moved to Wheaton, Minn.

Surviving are the widower of Wheaton, Minn.; five children, Mrs. J.C. Breckenridge of San Francisco, Calif., Mrs. Glendon Stoebe of Fairmont, N.D., Albert of Barrie, Minn., and Herman and Helen of Wheaton; three brothers and one sister. Mrs. Hess was preceded in death by two children, William and Annie.

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