Re: Martha Webb married Thomas D. Savage in 1842
Publication: Abilene Taylor County News
Location: Abilene, Texas
Issue Date: Friday, March 25, 1892
Mrs. Martha Savage was born in Anderson County, S.C. in 1821 and died after a painful illness of nine days at the home of her son, Hampton Savage, in Gran[d]view, Texas, Jan. 16th, 1892.At an early age her parents moved to Alabama, and she remained in that state until after her marriage with Mr. T. D. Savage in 1842. For many years she lived in Attala county, Miss., where she leaves many relatives and friends.In 1865 she came with her family to this State, and has since made it her home.
She united with the Baptist Churchat the early age of eleven years and was ever zealous in the cause of her Masteruntil He in His infinite mercy, bade her lie down and rest.Her funeral was preached by her old pastor, Rev. J. R. Clarke, at her son's residence and she was then laid to rest by the side of her husband in the Gran[d]view cemetery.She died as she had lived, patient and uncomplaining, though her last wish, the presence of her loved daughter who was herself ill, was denied her. Her life is a grand, beautiful lesson; oft tried by adversity and sorrow she was ever hopeful and bright; ever endeared herself to those with whom she associated by her many acts of kindness.Her dear ones have our sympathy in this their greatest loss—a mother. And though their earthly homes seems desolate, as they realize that she is gone from them forever, their hearts are made glad for the assurances of the Master bids them look beyond the parting to the bright reunion in the city of our God.Mrs. Savage has made her home among us, with her daughter, Mrs. Fletcher, for many years. We miss her pale, patient face, her gentle voice, her never tiring efforts to comfort us and minister to our wants, and with our selfish hearts it is hard to say: "Thy will, not ours, be done." But the dear hands that have ministered to us, and the warm heart that has comforted us so long were tired, and God has given them rest. She is not dead, but sleepeth. -One Who Loved Her.