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Mrs. Martha Hatton

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YPSILANTI - Mrs. Martha Washington Hatton, 88 years old, 905 Washtenaw Ave., died Saturday afternoon in St. Joseph's Mercy hospital, Ann Arbor, from injuries suffered Dec. 13 in a fall down a stairway at her home. She was born Feb. 22, 1855, on a farm near Plymouth a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William V. Ely, and when a young girl accompanied her parents to Farmington, where on Oct. 20, 1875, she was married to James W. Hatton, the couple residing at Farmington until Mr. Hatton's death in 1916. Shortly afterward, Mrs. Hatton came to Ypsilanti to make her home with her daughter, Miss Mary Hatton, member of the faculty of the State Normal College here. Mrs. Hatton was active in church and club work, both at Farmington and Ypsilanti. She was a member of the Congregational church and the Ladies' Literary club here, was a charter member of the Farmington Women's club and past president of the Oakland county federation of women's clubs, and was a member of the Maccabees and the Order of Eastern Star. The last of ten children in her parents' family, Mrs. Hatton is survived by the daughter, in Ypsilanti, and two sons, Emory O. Hatton, Farmington, and E. Roy Hatton, Detroit, and three grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Tuesday at the Geer funeral home here, with Rev. Gordon Speer and Rev. Harvey C. Colburn officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery, Farmington. Friends may call at the funeral home.