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S. Ross Martin

S. Ross Martin, well known democratic politician and lawyer, died at his home in Valparaiso Saturday afternoon, of typhoid fever. He had been ill but a few days. Martin was a native of Pennsylvania, and 45 years old. He came to Valparaiso in '84, and soon after was elected city clerk, which office he held two terms. He then became deputy postmaster under E. Zimmerman. For some years he held the secretaryship of the local building and loan association, and got into financial difficulties. One day he fled the country and got as far as Milwaukee. Realizing his position, he returned home, gave himself up, and turned all of his property over to his bondsmen. The affair was settled satisfactorily and Martin was never prosecuted. Since then he has been hard sledding, but was again getting on his feet when death cut him down. The funeral was held Monday, under the auspices of the Knights of Pythias.

Newspaper: The Chesterton Tribune
Date of Publication: October 1, 1898
Volume Number: 15
Issue Number: 25
Page: 1
Column(s): 5

Key to Newspaper Publication Locations:
    Newspapers Published in Chesterton, Porter County, Indiana
                Chesterton Tribune
                The Tribune
                Westchester Tribune

    Newspapers Published in Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana
                Porter County Vidette
                Practical Observer
                Valparaiso Practical Observer
                Vidette and Republic
                Western Ranger

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