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Martha Jane Brown

Female 1890 - 1982


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  • Name  Martha Jane Brown  [1, 2
    Born  13 Jan 1890  Pontoosuc, Hancock County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 5
    Gender  Female 
    Census  1930  Madison Township, Lee County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    • Martha Sly, wife, female, white, age 40, married, age at first marriage 20, did not attend school since September 1929, could read and write, born in Illinois, father's birthplace Illinois, mother's birthplace Kansas, state code: 61, could speak English, occupation none
    Died  13 Feb 1982  River Hills Nursing Home, Keokuk, Lee County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 5
    Obituary  15 Feb 1982  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    The Hawk Eye 
    • Ft. Madison (IA) -- Martha Jane Sly, 92, River Hills Nursing Home, Keokuk, died there at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, February 13.

      She was born January 13, 1890, at Pontoosuc, Illinois, to Thomas and Mary Elizabeth Sloat Brown. She married Richard Marion Sly in 1910; he died in March 1967.

      A homemaker who spent most of her life in Ft. Madison, she was a member of First Christian church. Surviving: Three sons, Arthur, Nauvoo, Illinois, Wendell, Henrietta, Texas, and Kendall, Wagoner, Oklahoma; two daughters, Mrs. Mary Doty, Ft. Madison, and Mrs. Harold Dorothy Thornburg, Farmington; 15 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild; two brothers, Clarence Brown, California, and Robert Brown, Ft. Madison; sister, Mrs. Sophia Decker, Ft. Madison.

      Funeral: 10 a.m. Tuesday, Barr Memorial Chapel, the Reverend Bill Kennedy; Oakland Cemetery.
    Social Security Administration Information 
    • Martha Sly; born: 13 January 1890; died: February 1982; last residence: 52632 (Keokuk, Lee, Iowa); last benefit: (none specified); Social Security #: 481-12-3025; state where issued: Iowa
    Buried  16 Feb 1982  Oakland Cemetery, Fort Madison, Lee County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Person ID  I33099  All Families
    Last Modified  31 Mar 2015 

    Family  Marion Richard Sly,   b. 2 Feb 1888, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Mar 1967, Fort Madison, Lee County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  1910  [5, 6
    Children 
     1. Mary Elizabeth Sly,   b. 14 Jun 1911, Pontoosuc, Hancock County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Mar 1999, Burlington Medical Center, Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Arthur Henry Sly,   b. 4 Oct 1915, Burnside, Hancock County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Apr 2004, Fort Madison Community Hospital, Fort Madison, Lee County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Herbert M. Sly,   b. 21 Nov 1917, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 May 1989
     4. Wendell Richard Sly,   b. 6 Aug 1920, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jun 1992, Henrietta, Clay County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Kendall Louis Sly,   b. 25 Jan 1926, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 May 2004
    >6. Dorothy Virginia Sly,   b. 26 Jun 1930, Fort Madison, Lee County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jan 2011, Good Samaritan Society-Van Buren Hospice, Keosauqua, Van Buren County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  21 Jan 2014 
    Family ID  F12172  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S4499] Sly, Arthur Henry - Obituary, (originally published in the online edition of The Hawk Eye, April 16, 2004; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S4501] Doty, Mary Elizabeth (Sly) - Obituary, (originally published in the online edition of The Hawk Eye, March 23, 1999; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S776] Social Security Death Index (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S11171] World Connect - Allen Family Tree: :3326952, (last updated: 2008-01-20 04:46:04 UTC (Sun), contact: Mike Allen) (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S4498] Sly, Martha Jane (Brown) - Obituary, (originally published in The Hawk Eye, page 11, February 15, 1982; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    6. [S77] 1930 US Census (Reliability: 3).
      Madison Township, Lee County, Iowa; enumeration district: 56-26, supervisor's district: 15; sheet number: 2A, page number: 149; enumeration date: April 26, 1930