Funeral rites for Ronald Martin held on Tuesday
Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 25 Mar 1927, p. 49

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Funeral services for John Ronald Martin, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Martin, 921 Tenth street, Wilmette, who passed away at the Fresh Air hospital in Chicago Sunday, March 20, were held from the Wilmette Parish Methodist church Tuesday afternoon, March 22, the Rev. Horace G. Smith officiating. Burial was at Memorial Park.

Born at Cedar Rapids, Ia., February 26, 1908, "Ronnie," as his friends knew him, had lived in early boyhood on the Pacific Coast and later in eastern Pennsylvania, coming to Wilmette in 1920 with his parents. He attended the Wilmette grade schools and was graduated from the New Trier High School in the spring of 1926, entering the School of Engineering at Northwestern university last fall, where he had just completed the first semester of work when stricken by his fatal illness.

His was a keenly active and inquiring mind, covering a wide range of musical and mechanical interests in which he was most proficient. He was a pianist of exceptional skill and possessed a comprehensive knowledge of music in general. He was also intensely interested in the motion picture industry from the projection standpoint and was unusually well versed in mechanical and electrical matters. In addition to his university work and active interest in things mechanical he also taught piano during the past two years at the Christiansen School of Popular Music in Chicago.

"Ronnie" Martin enjoyed a large circle of friends among whom his genial personality and many attributes had gained for him a position of highest regard. Besides his mother and father, he is survived by three brothers, Robert, Rex and Royal.

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25 Mar 1927
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Martin, J. C. ; Martin, J. C. Mrs. ; Martin, John ; Martin, Rex ; Martin, Robert ; Martin, Royal ; Smith, Horace
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Funeral rites for Ronald Martin held on Tuesday