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Martin Columbus Flynt Obit

PRESIDING JUDGE FOR EIGHT YEARS DIES TUES- Martin C. Flynt, former Presiding Judge of the Audrain County Court, died at his home, 1 mile southwest of Gant, early Tuesday moraine from a stroke of apoplexy after an illness of a few days. He was 70 years old. The funeral was held Wednesday afternoon at 1 o'clock at Mt Zlon Church in Boone county, near Judge Flynt's boyhood home. The body was buried beside that of his wife. The Masons conducted the services. Judge Flynt was one of Audrain county's leading citizens, having served as Presiding Judge of the Audrain, County Court for eight years from 1891 to 1899. He also served as Judge from the Western District for two years, 1889-90. Before serving in the County Court he was Justice of the Peace in Wilson township and served in that capacity since. In all, he held that position 12 years. Martin C. Flynt was born in Boone county, Missouri, March 4th, 1841 the son of Thomas and Susan Fulkerson Flynt. At the age of 16 he entered the Confederate army, Co. G., 3rd Missouri battalion, Cockrell's brigade. He enlisted In 1862 and served as sergeant throughout the War. He was wounded a number of times and ' finally' disabled in the battle of Franklin, Tenn., in 1864. He; was in the hospital until the surrender and his comrades thought he was dead. It wasn't until a few years ago, at a Confederate reunion in Fulton that several of his company knew he was alive and he had to recall many of the old incidents before he convinced them of his Identity. After the War he returned to his home in Boone county and in May, 1867, was married to Miss Mar E Turner, who died some time ago. To this union eight children were born, all of whom survive. They are Mrs. T. H. Mildred and William, of of near Gant; Minerva, Robert, Spencer T, Laura and J.C. who live with their father, and Mrs. Ed. Faucett, of California. Judge Flynt was a stalwart member of the Methodist Church and an upright, straight forward gentleman. He was an active Free Mason and a hard-working, influential Democrat. His death will be a great loss to the entire county and will sadden many hearts as he was vary popular. The Ledger Joins other friends in extending sincerest sympathy to the bereaved famlly.

Mexico Weekly Ledger
Mexico, Missouri
26 Mar 1914, Thu • Page 1