Martin Virgil (1905 - 1940)
Contact: Sheri Stuve
Surnames: STUVE TUBBS SHORT HELWIG MARTIN
----Source: HUMBIRD ENTERPRISE (Humbird, Clark Co., WI) 12/07/1940
Stuve, Martin Virgil (4 AUG 1905 - 28 NOV 1940)
Tragic Death of Martin Stuve
A sad tragedy terminated the life of Martin Stuve, at his farm home two miles north of Fairchild about noon last Thursday. Mr. Stuve had been suffering from the effects of an operation performed by himself, for the removal of a hard cyst, and against the protests of others, was out helping a crew sawing wood at his home. Just as the job was completed he either fainted, or died from a blood clot, and fell onto the swiftly revolving saw. The bade entered at his shoulder, nearly severing the arm, and burying itself in his chest before he was thrown free. None of the crew saw the accident, as some were picking up the last few pieces of wood about the pile. Martin had been throwing the wood away from the saw, it being presumed an easier task to one not up to full strength.
A physician was summoned immediately, but death had come instantly. The body was brought to M. Kretschmer's funeral parlors Thursday afternoon.
Martin Virgil Stuve was born at Humbird, Aug. 4, 1905, and died at his home near Fairchild, Nov. 28, 1940, at the age of 35 years, 3 months and 24 days.
He graduated from the local high school in 1924, and attended Stevens Point teachers college one year.
On June 11, 1929, he was united in marriage with Miss Beatrice Tubbs. Four children were born to them. They lived near Humbird until two years ago, when they moved to the farm near Fairchild, where his death occurred.
He was preceded in death by his father, H. H. Stuve, in 1930, and his firstborn, Yvonne Elizabeth. He is survived by his wife, three children, Constance, Ralph Martin, and Glen Franklin; his mother; three sisters: Mrs. Margaret Martin, Humbird; Mrs. Almira Helwig, Superior; Mrs. Helen Short, Birchwood; and five brothers: Howell, Owen; Raymond, Manley, Ulysses, and John, Humbird; and also a number of nieces and nephews, and many other relatives.
Mr. Stuve joined the Free Methodist church and later received Christian baptism in the Seventh Day Adventist church.
Funeral services were conducted at the town hall in this village Sunday afternoon, the Rev. Robert Osborn speaking from James 4:14, "For what is your life? It is even a vapor, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away." Rev. and Mrs. Osborn and Miss Phyllis Stuve sang, "A Shelter in the Time of Storm," and "Alone With God," and Earl Martin sang, "The End of the Road." Pallbearers were six nephews, Franklin and Dwight Stuve, Lyle and Raymond Martin, Beryl Barkley, and William Dignin. Burial was in Mentor cemetery.
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