Duluth News Tribune, 9-30-1905
Bemidji, Minn.- A public funeral over the remains of J.M. Markham who died at Hot Springs was held at the city hall.
Mr. Markham was a prominent figure in business and political circles in northern Minnesota. He was for several terms sheriff of Aitkin County, and he built the Markham hotel at St. Hilaire, and the Markham hotel here. He leaves a wife and two sons and an estate valued at $100,000.