A sudden death: J.B. Martin who purchased a claim on the Washita River about three miles west of Cheyenne last spring, died suddenly on Wednesday, June 27, 1901. The deceased had been ailing about a month and had been warned by his attending physician against necessary exertion, as he was afflicted with heart trouble. Wednesday evening he desired to move a hog from one pen to another and was in the act of lifting the animal with the intention of carrying it, when his son interposed, saying that he could fasten a rope to its foot and drive it much easier. Mr. Martin struggled with the animal, however, and he succeeded in lifting it, when he fell back and died almost instantly. His wife and children were the witnesses to the terrible scene. The deceased came from Corsicana, Texas and he and his family had made many friends here since his arrival.
Cheyenne Star, June 28, 1901