Wingard, Martha “Custis”

Class of 1894
Graduation essay: “Sunset Splendors”

Birth: Oct. 6, 1873
Death: Sep. 24, 1903, South Carolina, USA

Job Franklin Wingard (1828 – 1915)
Ann Unger Wingard (1840 – 1900)

Sallie Claudia Wingard (1860 – 1862)*
* Half-sibling

Bethel Lutheran Church Cemetery
White Rock, Richland County, South Carolina, USA

This person is buried under the water of Lake Murray.

Found on Abstracts of the Lutheran Visitor: Issue 02/11/1904 pg 13:
Martha Curtis Wingard was an 1894 graduate of Mt. Amoena Female College. She had escaped death three years earlier by a run-away horse.

From the book, Lake Murray Records, from the Records of the Lexington Water Power Company, Saluda River Hydro-Electric Development, now the South Carolina Electric and Gas Company, published by the Columbia Chapter South Carolina Genealogical Society, page 89: she is buried in the Wingard family graveyard at the time owned by Mrs. Martha Shuler Wingard:

Martha Custis Wingard. Daughter of Job F. Wingard. Oct. 6, 1873-Sep. 24, 1903.

Source:, # 75781217

Daily Concord Standard
(Concord, NC), October 1, 1900

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The Dispatch-News (Lexington, SC), September 30, 1903, p. 8


Miss Custus [sic], daughter of Mr. Job F. Wingard of the Fork, and sister to Col. J. Brooks Wingard of this place, died at the home of her father on Wednesday, the 23rd instant, from the effects of an attack of typhoid fever. Up to three years ago save one day, Miss Custus was the picture of blooming womanhood, but in an accident, in which her mother was killed, by horse running away, she sustained injuries from which she never recovered. She was a cultured, refined and an accomplished young woman of twenty-nine years, whose lovable disposition won her way into the hearts of friends and acquaintances.