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704. David Springer9Martin (Mary Hardeman8Sims, William James7, John Dabney6, John5, William4, Bruster3, Edward2, William1), was born 22 September 1896, near Bynum, Hill County, Texas, died 21 May 1967, Gainesville, Cooke County, Texas.[3161] He married 1 June 1920, Gainesville, Cooke County, to Minnie McBee,[3162] born 17 September 1895, Gainesville, died 10 November 1979, Harlingen, Cameron County, Texas. Minnie was the daughter of Josephus Patty McBee and Sarah Ralston Ratcliff. David S. and Minnie Martin are buried in Valley View Cemetery, Valley View, Cooke County, Texas.

David S. Martin served in World War I. He enlisted in the Navy in April 1918 and was trained at Mare Island, California. He was a fireman first class. He was assigned to transport duty on the Liberator and made four trips convoying troops. The Liberator ran between Brooklyn, New York, and Brest, Soulac, and Bordeaux, France. He was discharged in April 1919.

David and Minnie Martin lived in Lubbock, Texas, in 1930.[3163]



[3161] Texas Death Certificate. David Springer Martin, died 21 May 1967, Cooke County, Texas. Male, white, born 22 September 1896, Texas, age 70. Retired druggist. Father: Joseph Elisha Martin. Mother: Mary Sims. World War I. Burial: Valley View Cemetery.

[3162] Cooke County, Texas, Marriage Records. David S. Martin to Minnie McBee, 1 June 1920.

[3163] 1930 U.S. Census, Lubbock County, Texas, S.D. 7, E.D. 152-7, Sheet 10B, Lubbock, 24th Street. Martin, David S., age 32, mar at 23, born Texas Mo. Texas, salesman; Minnie E., wife, age 32, mar at 23, born Texas Ky. Va., music teacher; Billie J., son, age 7; Marjorie A., dau., age 4 4/12; Jean R., dau., age 1 2/12. All white.

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