Born: January 1867 in New York
Died: 31 January 1956 in Miami, Florida
Married: Garrie D. Washburn, 1 January 1885 in Saranac Lake, New York
- Mary Emma (Washburn) Poston
- Frank Abel Washburn
- Maud R. (Washburn) Purcell
Husband: Garrie D. Washburn
Born March 1862 in New York
Died 1929 in Miami, Florida
The Plattsburgh Sentinel January 1885
At Saranac Lake, Jan. 1, 1885, by Rev. O.M. Boutwell, Mr. GARRIE D. WASHBURN, of North Elba, and Miss MARTHA E. McCLELLAND. of Saranac Lake.
Saturday February 18, 1956
Adirondack Daily Enterprise, Saranac Lake, NY
In the mail comes a letter from Mrs. Mary Emma Poston of Miami, Florida with some sad news. "I write," says Mrs. Poston, "to let you know Mrs. Martha Ellen Washburn passed on to her Heavenly Home on Jan. 31 at a rest home. She had been in the home since Nov. 2 after a stay of 27 days in the hospital, after she broke her hip on Oct. 27. I had been to see her every day but once, and miss her so.
I want to express thanks to all the ones who wrote her. It was a joy to hear from some we lost track of many years ago. Mother was the last one of the thirteen children of James D. and Mary E. McClelland who were among the first settlers of Saranac Lake. Among the streets my grandmother laid out and named were Virginia, Prospect Ave, McClelland St, Hope St and Charles St. Sincerely, Mrs. M.E. Poston, 112 NE 48 Street, Miami, Florida." (I was very sorry to get this news. Mrs. Washburn was an avid correspondent, and I always enjoyed her letters.)