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    539. Lyle Webster7Martin (Mary Hardeman6Sims, Rebecca5 Hardeman, John Marr4, Constantine3, Thomas2, John1), was born 20 June 1889, near Bynum, Hill County, Texas, died 13 June 1966, Breckenridge, Stephens County, Texas. He married 10 August 1919, Venus, Johnson County, Texas, to Mae Belle Shaw, born 14 May 1892, died 13 December 1971, Breckenridge. They are buried in Venus Memorial Park, Venus, Texas.1880
    Mae Belle Shaw was the daughter of William Bateman Shaw and Martha Francis Elizabeth Vail. Mae Belle’s sister, Ethyl Shaw, married Lyle Martin’s brother, Charles Paul Martin.
    Lyle Martin served in World War I. He enlisted 6 July 1917, the same day as his brother, Fred Martin. Lyle and Fred served in the same regiment, the 142nd Regiment, Machine Gun Battalion, 36th Division. They received their training at Camp Bowie, sailing with the division from Hoboken, New Jersey, 18 July 1918, and landing in Brest, France. Both participated in the St. Mihiel and Meuse-Argonne offensives. Pvt. Lyle Martin was wounded in the jaw, shoulder, side, and right leg by shrapnel in the St. Mihiel drive and was gassed twice in the Meuse-Argonne offensive. He received citations for conspicuous valor shown during actives in these battles. Lyle and Fred Martin were discharged the same day, 20 June 1919.1881
    Child of Lyle Webster Martin and Mae Belle Shaw:
598. i. Mary Elizabeth Martin, born 14 May 1920, Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas, died 29 May 1983, Bartlesville, Washington County, Oklahoma, married 16 March 1957, Fort Stockton, Pecos County, Texas, to Arthur Burgess Jones, born 6 April 1924, Copan, Washington County, Oklahoma, died 12 October 1980, Bartlesville. They are buried in Dewey, Oklahoma.

    1880 Tombstones, Venus Memorial Park, Venus, Johnson County, Texas. Lyle Webster Martin, born 20 June 1889, died 13 June 1966. Mae Belle Martin, born 21 May 1892, died 13 Dec. 1971.
    1881 History of Texas World War Heroes (Dallas, Texas: Army & Navy History Company, 1919).