?From the Council Grove [Kansas] Republican, Friday January 19, 1945, page 1:
VETERAN MINISTER DEAD Dr. G. W. Martin Taught Greek to Students of Two Colleges Death has claimed one of Kansas’ oldest ministers.Dr. G. W. Martin passed away at 4:00 this morning at the age of 90 years and 10 months.For the last eight years he and Mrs. Martin had made their home here with their daughter, Mrs. P. C. Smith.Dr. Martin had been in feeble health for a year or two, but his condition became critical only about a week ago. Dr. Martin devoted three score years to religious and educational teaching.He served as superintendent of several schools in southeastern Kansas before the turn of the century.He took the chair of Greek in Baker university about 1893 when classical Greek classes were almost as large as those enrolled in Latin.Later he transferred to the department of ancient languages at Southwestern college at Winfield. Entering the ministry about 1903, Dr. Martin spent two decades in pastorates at Concordia, Beloit, Macomb, Ill., Perry, Enid, Tulsa, and Shawnee, Okla.His last seven years of active work were devoted to Kansas City, Kansas, university.He is survived by a widow, Mrs. Louise Martin, and two children, A. J. Martin of Okemah, Okla., and Mrs. P. C. Smith. The funeral services will be held in the Methodist church at 4 o’clock Sunday afternoon by Rev. J. J. Clinton.Interment in Greenwood cemetery.
From the Council Grove [Kansas] Republican, Monday April 8, 1946, page 1:
MRS. MARTIN DIES Would Have Been 93 in May - Funeral Tomorrow Afternoon Mrs. G. W. Martin, who would have been 93 years old in May, died at a local nursing home about 10 o’clock last night.She had been ill and bedfast for the past two weeks. The aged woman came here from Okemah, Okla., with her husband, a missionary, minister and educator for many years, about 10 years ago, and they made their home with their daughter, Mrs. P C Smith, until the death of Mr. Martin.They at one time lived in South America for more than a year when Mr. Martin was a missionary in Brazil. Upon their return to the states, Mr. and Mrs. Martin lived in Arkansas for several years before moving to Oklahoma.The latter was in the ministry for 24 years and was in school work for 30 years. Mrs. Martin is survived also by one son, Arthur J Martin of Okemah but he will be unable to come for funeral services because of illness.Henry Bick of Canton, Mo., a brother, also will be unable to come. Funeral services will be conducted at the funeral home here tomorrow afternoon at 2:30 o’clock, with the Rev J J Clinton in charge.Burial will be in the Greenwood cemetery.