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John Thomas Martin (1884-1903)

Highlights of History from The Whitehorse Star

The Whitehorse Pioneer Cemetery

The Weekly Star - Saturday, May 3, 1903


    It is our sad duty this week to make mention of the death of Mr. John Thomas Martin who died in the general hospital last Sunday evening. Mr. Martin, who had been living at Selkirk, was taken ill with pneumonia about the second week of April and as he did not improve it was deemed advisable to send him to the hospital in Whitehorse. He arrived here on the 20th of April but despite careful treatment and attendance he could not throw off the illness.

    The funeral was held on Tuesday morning, the last rites being performed by Rev. Father Corbeil.

    Mr. Martin's home is in Codroy, Newfoundland, from which place be came to the Yukon with his uncle, Captain Steve Martin. He was a most estimable young man and his death seems all the harder to bear when we consider the fact that he was only twenty years of age.

    Mr. Steve Martin wishes to thank all who by word and action extended sympathy to him in his bereavement.