Susannah A. Martin (1880-1951)

Classification scheme: 
Hist. Mss. 1.217 (s.c.)

Title: Susannah A. Martin fonds

Dates of creation: 1943-1952

Physical description: 2 cm. of textual records

Biographical sketch: Susannah A. Martin was born 9 June 1880 to Abraham B. Martin and Susannah W. Allgeier Martin. She was the seventh of ten children. She died 23 September 1951. She was never married. She lived with her half-sister, Angeline (Lena), who operated the Hawkesville General Store with her brother, Israel. Angeline maintained the diary after Susannah's death until several weeks after Israel's death on 11 March 1952. Susannah was a member of the Elmira Mennonite Church.

Susannah was an Old Order Mennonite who during the years of the diaries lived in Hawkesville, Ontario. The diaries mostly record visitors, work and a business trips of her siblings.

Custodial history: Donated to the Mennonite Archives of Ontario by Maurice Martin in May 2007.

Scope and content: Four diaries

Notes: Original archival description created May 2007 by Sam Steiner.

File listb:

  1. Diaries in four lined "scribblers"
    24 December 1942-23 September 1944 
    22 June 1946 - 30 September 1949
    1 October 1949 - 12 February 1951
    13 February 1951 - 6 April 1952


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