Halton Hills and North Halton newspapers
Martin, George, Mrs. (née Swackhamer)
appeared in Acton Free Press (Acton, ON), 5 Dec 1918, p. 3, column 3

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Ninety years ago, in the pioneer days of this community, a wee daughter was born in the home of the late Jacob Swackhamer, of Swackhamer's Hill. Last Thursday, after a pilgrimage of four score years and ten, spent almost continuously within sight of her birthplace, this elect lady passed peacefully away. She never had any serious physical illness and was able to eat a hearty breakfast and enjoy it the morning of her death. The tired machinery of the human frame ceased and the soul took its flight. About seventy years ago deceased was joined in wedlock to the late George Martin and they settled on lot 3, third line, Erin, not a mile from her father's home. Here Mr. Martin died twenty-eight years ago. From that time until five years ago, she lived with her son, Thomas P., for a time on the farm and since in Acton. Mr. and Mrs. Martin ministered in tender and loving care to the widowed mother for over twenty years. Five years ago she went to live with her daughter, Mrs. Archibald Black, at Kelso, and here also she received a devoted daughter's attention. It was here she died. The body was brought to Acton to her son's residence and there the funeral service was conducted by Rev. Mr. Jones on Saturday afternoon. Interment took place in the family plot at Churchill Cemetery, within a few yards of her birthplace. Mrs. Martin was the mother of three sons and six daughters, of whom the following survive: Mrs. James Ryder, Toronto; Mrs. Arch. Black, Kelso; Mrs. Leslie Thurston, Gloversville, N.Y.; Nelson and Jacob, at Vancouver, B.C., and Thomas P., in Acton. Mrs. Martin was a fine motherly Christian woman and enjoyed the esteem of everybody. She was a member of the Disciples Church and a regular attendant at Everton and Acton for many years.

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Martin, George, Mrs. (née Swackhamer)