Monday, May 12, 2008


Wildblood, Mrs. Martha

The East Liverpool Tribune

Mrs. Martha M. Wildblood, widow of the late James Wildblood, died at 4:50 yesterday afternoon (Feb. 24, 1907) at her home, 403 Calcutta street, of Catarrhal bronchitis, from which she had been a consistant sufferer for a number of years.

Mrs. Wildblood was born in Burslem, England, in 1843, and came to East Liverpool with her parents when she was but six years of age. Her father, Thomas Molineaux, was one of the pioneer potters of the East Liverpool district. When Mrs. Wildblood arrived here East Liverpool was but a small village, and but three of the men then citizens survive, Holland Manley, James McCormick and Michael McKinnon.

Thomas Molineaux, father of Mrs. Wildblood, died in 1852 0r 1853 at the family residence in West Fourth street. His wife died a few years later and Mrs. Wildblood went to live with the family of a farmer named Crawford. She remained with Mr. and Mrs. Crawford until her marriage with Mr. Wildblood, a well known potter, who died eight years ago.

Mrs. Wildblood united with the First Presbyterian church 35 years ago, and for a greater part of that time was one of the most active workers of the congregation. She is survived by five children: Williams, Harry, George, and Mrs. Harry Watkins, of East Liverpool, and Mrs. Charles Huff, of Marietta. One brother, Harry Molineaux, of Tiflin, also survives.

The funeral services will be held a 2:30 p.m. Wednesday from the house, the Rev. Dr. E. M. McMillin, pastor of the First Presbyterian church, officiating. Interment will be made in Riverview cemetery. Friends of the deceased wand of the family may view the remains from 7 to 10 tomorrow evening.

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