Rose Kirkpatrick Martin Ochs



Mrs. A. S. Ochs Dies of Stroke

Wife of Times Official Stricken in Auto


      Funeral services fro Mrs. Adolph Shelby Ochs, wife of secretary-treasurer of The Chattanooga Times, who died of a cerebral hemorrhage shortly after midnight Wednesday, will be held at 2:30 o’clock Friday afternoon in the chapel of Centenary Methodist Church.

      Dr. Bachman Hodge, church pastor, will officiate.

      Interment will be in Forest Hills Cemetery.

      Stricken while driving toward the city on Hixson Pike, Mrs. Ochs is said to have placed her head on her husband’s shoulder and slumped over. He immediately stopped the car and sought help at the home of C. E. Dodd, 1820 Hixson Pike. Dodd called for a Bryan ambulance, which took her to Erlanger Hospital.

      She was pronounced dead upon arrival. Dr. Charles R. Thomas, family physician, who arrived at Erlanger soon afterward, said death resulted from a cerebral hemorrhage.

      Mr. And Mrs. Ochs had spent the evening in the home of Mr. And Mrs. E. D. Latimer at Minnekahda Place and were returning to their home on Lookout Mountain when Mrs. Ochs became ill.

      A native of Chattanooga, she was the former Miss Rose Kirkpatrick (Patty) Martin. She was born March 26, 1891. Her parents were Mr. and Mrs. John Smith Martin.

      She attended Girls Preparatory School and Randolph-Macon Women’s College in Virginia. Her marriage to Mr. Ochs occurred November 19, 1921.

      A leader in social circles and in welfare work, Mrs. Ochs was a member of the board of the Vine Street Orphanage at the time of her death. She was also corresponding and recording secretary of the orphanage.

      She was a member of Centenary Methodist Church. During his lifetime, her father was a leading lay member of the church and served as chairman of the building committee, which built the present structure.

      She was a member also of the Daughters of the American Revolution and of the Cotillion Club. She was active for years in the Junior League and was regional secretary at the time of her death. She also was a member of the Colonial Dames of Virginia and of Chi Omega Sorority.

      Survivors include her husband and son, Martin Ochs, a member of the Times editorial staff, and a sister, Mrs. Joseph Dart, Dayton, Ohio.

Chattanooga Times 12/11/1952

  Submitted by Gary P. Martin