Dec 21, 1916
Mrs. Marlin Died in Oklahoma.
A telegram to Clarinda friends from P. R. Hodge of Heavner, Okla., tells of the death of his wife's mother, Mrs. J. D. Marlin, one of our early residents here, and that the remains are being brought to Clarinda for interment, due to arrive on the train from the south this Thursday evening. It was only a few months ago that the relatives in a similar way brought the remains of Mr. J. D. Martin from Oklahoma for interment here.
Dec. 21, 1916
Mrs. Melissa Marlin, widow of J. D. Marlin, who died Sept. 10, 1916, passed away at Healdton, Okla.,. Tuesday of this week. Her remains will come to Clarinda. The funeral will be held Friday morning, Dec. 22, at the Presbyterian church, conducted by Rev. David S. Curry and there will be the ritualistic service of the Order of the Eastern Star, given by Clarinda chapter, No. 214 of which the deceased was a member. Mrs. Martin's remains will be laid at rest beside those of her husband in the Clarinda cemetery.
Dec 28, 1916
In The Journal of last week brief mention was made of the death of Mrs. J. D. Marlin, which took place in Oklahoma. Her remains were received in Clarinda, last Thursday night from Heavener, where she died, and her funeral was held from the Sunday school room of the Presbyterian church in this city, the following forenoon, at 10:30 o'clock, conducted by the pastor, Rev. David S. Curry, with the church service, followed by the ritualistic service of the Order of the Eastern Star, given.by the officers of Clarinda chapter, No. 214. In the appropriate remarks made by Mr. Curry he paid a handsome tribute to the modest and helpful character of the deceased. In the beautiful and impressive funeral service of the Eastern Star, Clarinda chapter was officially represented by the following; Mrs. J. B. Sullivan, worthy matron; W. E. Stevens, worthy patron; Mrs. W. E. Stevens, associate matron pro tem; Mrs. T. E. Powers, treasurer pro tem; Miss Belle Beam, secretary; Mrs. E. W. Freeland, conductress pro tem; Miss Jeanette Painter, associate conductress pro tem; Mrs. A. S. Van Sandt, Adah; Mrs. J. W. Haxby, Ruth; Mrs. Max Kaufman, Esther; Mrs. Louis Steeve, Martha; Mrs. R. B. Hite, Electa; Mrs. Carrie B. Collier, marshal pro tem; Mrs. M. R. Ansbach, chaplain pro tem; Mrs. E.G. Strong, warder, and Dr. E. W. Freeland, sentinel. Two hymns were sung in the church service and two in the Eastern Star service by a quartette composed of Mrs. J. G. Scroggs, Miss Carrie Loranz, T. L. Brown and Otis Lucas, with Mrs. Henry Loranz as organist. The pallbearers were as follows: D. D. Stitt, Hugh Miller, A.. J. Hawley, G. E. Clayton, L. N. Cleveland and Dr. E. W. Freeland. Among those present at the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. F. R. Hoge, of Heavener, Okla., son-in-law and daughter of the deceased; J. D. Marlin, of Staples, Minn., son of the deceased, and George Platt of Massena, a nephew, William Kiester of Staples, a former resident of Page county, also was in attendance. The maiden name of the late Mrs. Marlin was Stratton. She was born in Beaver Pa., and died at the age of 81 years and 10 days. She was married Sept. 17, 1857 to John Deniston Marlin, and most of their married life was spent in Harlan township and Clarinda, Page county. They celebrated their golden wedding in Clarinda, Sept. 17, 1907. Mr. Marlin died Sept. 10, 1915, at Staples, Minn., and was buried in the Clarinda cemetery, where now the remains of his wife are beside him. The death of Mrs. Marlin was very sudden. At about 12:45 p.m., Dec. 19, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. F. R. Hoge, at Heavener, Okla., where she had been making her home since the death of her husband, she had finished her dinner and was reading a magazine. Her son-in-law, Mr. Hoge, who was in the room where she was noticed that the magazine fell from her lap. About two minutes later it was found that she had passed away. Her death was attributed to heart disease or apoplexy. CLARINDA HERALD, Clarinda, Iowa, Dec 28, 1916
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