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Children of William Madison Martin and Amanda “Mindie” Bourland:

     795.        i.   Joseph Marion Martin, born 1904, Ellis County, Texas, died 1906.

     796.       ii.   Willis Madison Martin, born 20 November 1906, Hereford, Deaf Smith County, Texas, died 23 December 1957, Dallas, Dallas County, Texas, buried Restland Memorial Park, Dallas, Texas.[3131] He married first, 1924, to Elizabeth Thompson. He married second, 1935, to Olga Louise Pickens, born circa 1908, died about 15 December 1972, Dallas, Dallas County, Texas, daughter of Jeremy Columbus Pickens and Myra Shelton.[3132]

Dallas Morning News, 24 December 1957: Man killed in crossing slick street. A merchant was killed by a car at 5 p.m. Monday as he ran through the rain across Ross Avenue near Hall on a coffee break. Willis Madison Martin, 51, of 4814 Burnside, owner of Martin Wholesale Neon, 1614 Hall, was dead when he reached Parkland Hospital by ambulance service after the accident. Surviving Martin are his wife; a daughter, Miss Margo Martin of Dallas; a son, Gary M. Martin of Dallas; two sisters, Mrs. C. V. Stewart of Crandall, Kaufman County, and Miss Madge Martin of Dallas; and a brother, G. E. Martin of Mexia, Limestone County.[3133] He had lived in Dallas for ten years.

     797.      iii.   Corona Pearl Martin, born 4 July 1908, Parmer County, Texas, died 3 October 1990. She married circa 1926, to Charles Vernon Stewart, born 2 September 1907, died 28 July 1976. They are buried in Venus Memorial Park, Venus, Johnson County, Texas.[3134] C. V. and Corona Stewart lived in Venus, Johnson County, Texas, in 1930.[3135]



[3131] Texas Death Record. Willis Madison Martin, died 23 December 1957, Dallas, Dallas County, Texas, male, white, age 51 years, 1 month, 3 days, born 20 November 1906, Hereford, Texas, married. Father: William Madison Martin, born Texas. Mother: Minda Bourland, born Hill County, Texas. Occupation: neon company owner. Residence: Dallas. Burial: Restland Memorial Park, Dallas, Texas.

[3132] Texas Death Record. Olga Louise Pickens Martin, died about 15 December 1972, Dallas, Dallas County, Texas, female, age 64 years. Father: Jeremy Columbus Pickens. Mother: Myra Shelton.

[3133] Dallas Morning News, Dallas, Texas, 24 December 1957, p. 1.

[3134] Tombstones, Venus Memorial Park, Venus, Johnson County, Texas. Corona Stewart, born 4 July 1908, died 3 October 1990. C. V. “Bill” Stewart, born 2 September 1907, died 28 July 1976.

[3135] 1930 U.S. Census, Johnson County, Texas, S.D. 15, E.D. 126-25, Sheet 1A, Venus. Stewart, C. V., age 23, mar at 19, born Texas U.S. Texas; Corona, wife, age 21, mar at 17, born N.M. Texas Texas; Billy, son, age 2 4/12. All white.

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