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Daily Times
Davenport, Scott, Iowa
Wednesday, August 8, 1906

     George Martin, aged 76 years, 2 months and 4 days, an old resident of Scott county who farmed for years in Lincoln township, died at 6 o'clock this morning at this home, 514 West Seventeenth street, Davenport, after an illness of about two months. The infirmities incident to his advanced age were the cause of his death.
     Mr. Martin was a native of Ireland, born June 4, 1820. In 1850 he came to American and lived for two years in New York, coming then to Davenport. After residing  in this city for sometime, he settled in Lincoln township on a farm about four miles east of Eldridge, and lived there until seven years ago when he came to Davenport and has since been making his home with his daughter, Rose Martin, on West Seventeenth street.
     Nine children survive to mourn his death. They are Mrs. David Robinson, of Calamus, Ia., Mrs. Charles McDonald of Shelby, Ia., Mrs. Robert McKinney of Davenport, Rose and Florence Martin of Davenport, Theresa Martin of Des Moines, Belle Martin of Council Bluffs, George and Thomas Martin of Eldridge, Ia.
     The funeral will take place Friday morning from the late residence with services at 9 o'clock at St. Anthony's church, and interment in St. Margaret's cemetery.

Daily Times
Davenport, Scott, Iowa
Tuesday, August 28, 1906

     Mrs. Sarah O'Bryan, who died at Mercy Hospital Saturday was buried this afternoon at 3 o'clock from the family home 1311 Union street. The funeral was private and burial was in Fairmount cemetery. Mrs. O'Bryan was 71 years old at the time of her death. She was born in King's County, Ireland, May 14, 1835. She is survived by her husband, Martin O'Bryan, one son Thomas and one daughter Cecelia of South Dakota.


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