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701. Lyle Webster9Martin (Mary Hardeman8Sims, William James7, John Dabney6, John5, William4, Bruster3, Edward2, William1), was born 20 June 1889, near Bynum, Hill County, Texas, died 13 June 1966, Breckenridge, Stephens County, Texas.[3148] He married 10 August 1919, Venus, Johnson County, Texas, to Mae Belle Shaw, born 14 May 1892, died 13 December 1971, Breckenridge, Stephens County, Texas.[3149] They are buried in Venus Memorial Park, Venus, Texas.[3150]

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 W. and Mae B. Martin lived in Breckenridge, Stephens County, Texas, in 1930.[3151]

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 activities in these battles. Lyle and Fred Martin were discharged the same day, 20 June 1919.[3152]

Child of Lyle Webster Martin and Mae Belle Shaw:

     805.        i.   Mary Elizabeth Martin, born 14 May 1920, Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas, died 29 May 1983, Bartlesville, Washington County, Oklahoma. She 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, Washington County, Oklahoma.

[3148] Texas Death Record. Lyle Webster Martin, born 20 June 1889, Hill County, Texas, died 13 June 1966, Breckenridge, Stephens County, Texas. Burial: Venus, Johnson County, Texas. Residence: Breckenridge. Parents: Joe E. Martin, Mary Sims. Male, white, age 76 years, married. Retired painter, paper hanger.

[3149] Texas Death Record. Mae Belle Martin, born 14 May 1892, died 13 December 1971, Breckenridge, Stephens County, Texas. Parents: William Bateman Shaw, Mattie Elizabeth Vail. Female, white, age 79 years.

[3150] 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 December 1971.

[3151] 1930 U.S. Census, Stephens County, Texas, S.D. 8, E.D. 215-4, Sheet 6A, Breckenridge. Martin, Lyle W., age 40, mar at 30, born Texas Mo. Texas, electrician; Mae B., wife, age 37, mar at 27, born Texas Tenn. Miss., manager cafeteria; Mary E., dau., age 9. All white.

[3152] History of Texas World War Heroes (Dallas, Texas, Army & Navy History Company, 1919).

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