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Martha Edington (Williams)

Birthdate: (83)
Death: December 29, 1947 (83)
Bloomington, IN, USA
Place of Burial: Walnut Grove (Mood) , Park, Greene County, Indiana USA
Immediate Family:

Daughter of James McClenden Williams and Margaret Williams
Wife of Thomas Leonard Edington
Mother of <Infant son> (1886-1888) Edington; Effie Ellen Edington; Emma Jane Hardesty; Edgar Edington and Noah Thomas Edington
Sister of Mary Fidelia Grove; Ella S Hasler; Sarah Elizabeth Geddes and Noah Thomas Williams

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About Martha Edington

her niece Effie Ellen (Edington ) Emery dau of her sister Martha Ann Williams and Leonard Edington died on same day - both funerals were held on 29 May 1944 and burials took place about the same time out at Walnut Grove - thus allowing members of each of the families to attend the graveside services of the other.


1. Pleasant Ridge/Kentucky Ridge Church Membership Regular Baptist. Organized in 16 Nov. 1843 Church split at one time and a large portion of the records were cut out! A minister in Williams has the orginals, it is said. "Martha Williams Eddington bap. Dec. 4, 1881."

2. Ancestral File (TM). Ancestral File submission four generation pedigree chart and group sheets AF863-001030 MCKEE letter dated 23 Jun. 1986 Judith Elaine McKee 419 S. Main Culver, Ind. 46511.


3. Greene County Indiana - Death Certificates , Bk. D-6 pg. 25. "Martha Edington died Dec. 29, 1947 Greene co, In. at 83 years, sex female, color white, widowed cause of death carcinoma of liver,bur. Dec. 31, 1947 Walnut Grove b. Jul. 1, 1864 Koleen. Father James Williams n. Oh. Mother Margaret Storms b. Oh. filed January 3, 1948."

4. Obituaries, Unkown Newspaper, date and publication, p. .

"KOLEEN NATIVE DIES AT LYONS - - Funeral Services for Mrs. Martha Edington to be held Wednesday. Mrs. Martha Edington, 83, died yesterday afternoon at 3:45 at her home in Lyons. She had been in ailing health for three years. Born near Koleen, she was the daughter of James Williams and Margaret Storms and had lived in Lyons for the past 30 years. Her husband Leonard Thomas Edington preceded her in death in 1938. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Emma Hardesty, Lyons; two sons Edgar of Metcalf, Ill. and Noah of Bloomington; a sister Mrs. Sadie Geddes of Doans, 12 grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. Three daughters, Mrs. Effie Emery, Mrs. Mary Groves and Mrs. Ella Hasler and a brother Noah Williams preceded her in death. Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday afternoon at 1 o'clock at the Lyons Church of Christ of which Mrs. Edington was a member. The Rev. Voris Carpenter will officate at the services, and burial will be in the Walnut Grove Cemetery. The body will lie in state at the residence until the hour of the funeral. Jenkins & Sons Lyons funeral directors are in charge of arrangements."

5. Obituaries, Unkown Newspaper, date and publication, p. .

"Martha Williams daughter of James and Margaret 'Peggy' Williams, was born near Koleen, Ind., Sept 1, 1864 and passed away at her home in Lyons on Dec. 29, 1947. She grew to womanhood and attended the rural school in the community where she was born. She was united in marriage to Leonard Edington March 5, 1885, and to this union five children were born three sons and two daughters. One son dying in infancy. Her husband preceeded her in death in 1938, and a daughter Mrs. Effie Edington passed away in 1944. surviving are the following: Mrs. Emma Hardisty, Lyons, Ind.; Edgar Edington Metcalf, Ill.; Noah Edington, Bloomington, and 12 grandchildren and eight great - grandchildren and one sister Mrs. Sadie Geddis of Doans. She leaves a host of relatives and friends to mourn their loss. She was preceeded in death by two sisters Mrs. Mary Groves and Mrs. Ella Hasler and one brother Noah Williams. 'Aunt Martha' as she was affectionately called was loved by all who knew her. She was a faithful companion, a kind, loving, indulging, and understanding mother, and a true and loyal neighbor and friend. Early in life she united with the Christain church at Taylor Ridge. After moving to Lyons and established their home she transferred her membership to the Church of Chirst at Lyons in 1916 and had been a consistent member throughout the years."

6. Bloomfield News (Weekly Newspaper), Volume LXXIII, Number 9, Page 1, Column 4, Thursday, January 1, 1948. NOTE: The Bloomfield New is no longer In existence

. "SERVICES ARE HELD FOR MRS. EDINGTON.- - Funeral services were conducted Wednesday afternoon at 1:00 o’clock for Mrs. Martha EDINGTON, 83 year-old native of Greene County. The services were conducted at the Church of Christ in Lyons, with Rev. Voris CARPENTER officiating. Burial was in Walnut Grove Cemetery - -

Mrs. EDINGTON passed away at 3:45 o’clock Monday afternoon at her home in Lyons following an illness of three years. She was the daughter of James and Margaret Storms WILLIAMS and was born near Koleen. She had made her home in Lyons for about 30 years.- -She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Emma HARDISTY, of Lyons; two sons, Noah, of Bloomington and Edgar, of Metcalf, Illinois; one sister, Mrs. Sadie GEDDES, of Doans; 12 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband Leonard Thomas EDINGTON, in 1938, and by three daughters and a brother. - -Jenkins & Sons funeral directors were in charge of the funeral arrangements."


7. Cemeteries of Eastern Greene County, Indiana (Greene County Historical Society), Pg. 22. "Martha Edington 1864 1947."

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Martha Edington's Timeline

September 1, 1864
September 6, 1886
Age 22
Doans, IN, USA
December 3, 1889
Age 25
Greene, Indiana
August 27, 1890
Age 25
January 27, 1892
Age 27
May 23, 1894
Age 29
Greene, Indiana
December 29, 1947
Age 83
Bloomington, IN, USA
Walnut Grove (Mood) , Park, Greene County, Indiana USA