William Walker Martindale

M, #2407, b. 26 April 1924, d. 14 December 1996
     William Walker Martindale was born on 26 April 1924 at Jasper, Jasper County, Texas.1,2 He married Doris Jean Martindale, daughter of Samuel Bronson Smyly Jr. and Lera Cleo Childers, on 21 June 1946 at Jasper, Jasper County, Texas.3,2 He became a widower upon the death of his wife, Doris Jean Martindale, on 18 January 1977 at St. Elizabeth Hospital, 2830 Calder Street, Beaumont, Jefferson County, Texas.4,1,2 He married Gwendolyn E. Poindexter on 17 August 1978 at Jasper County, Texas.5 He and Gwendolyn Evonne Martindale were divorced on 21 August 1979 at Tyler County, Texas.6 He died on 14 December 1996 at Jasper, Jasper County, Texas, at age 72 years, 7 months and 18 days.1,2 He was buried at Little Hope Cemetery, 1160 County Road 142, Jasper, Jasper County, Texas.1,7,2

Children of William Walker Martindale and Doris Jean Smyly

  • William Samuel Martindale8,2
  • Melinda Martindale8,2

Family: William Walker Martindale and Gwendolyn Evonne Poindexter


  1. [S811] William Walker & Doris Jean Martindale, Cemetery Marker, Little Hope Cemetery, 1160 County Road 142, Jasper, Jasper County, Texas.
  2. [S97] Buckmaster, Holmes, Lanier & Thurber Family Tree, online www.ancestry.com.
  3. [S957] Vivian Cogbid, Jim Folsom, Versie Truett, One Hundred Years of Jasper County Marriages 1849-1949, p. 194.
  4. [S1293] Texas, U.S., Death Certificates, 1903-1982, online search.ancestry.com, Name:     Doris Jean Martindale
    [Doris Jean Smyly]
    Birth Date:     4 Aug 1926
    Birth Place:     Jasper, Texas
    Gender:     Female
    Race:     White
    Residence:     Rural, Jasper, Texas
    Spouse:     Walker Martindale
    Father:     Sam B Smyly
    Mother:     Lera Childers
    Age at Death:     50
    Death Date:     18 Jan 1977
    Death Place:     Beaumont, Jefferson, Texas, USA.
  5. [S315] Texas Marriage Collection, 1814-1909 & 1966-2011, online http://search.ancestry.com, Name:     William W Martindale
    Gender:     Male
    Birth Year:     abt 1924
    Age:     54
    Marriage Date:     17 Aug 1978
    Marriage Place:     Jasper, Texas, USA
    Spouse:     Gwendolyn E Poindexter
    Spouse Gender:     Female
    Spouse Age:     50
    Source:     Texas Marriage Index, 1966-2002.
  6. [S316] Texas, U.S., Divorce Index, 1968-2015, online search.ancestry.com, Name:     William W Martindale
    Estimated birth year:     abt 1924
    Age:     55
    Spouse's Name:     Gwendolyn E Martindale
    Spouse's Age:     51
    Marriage Date:     17 Aug 1978
    Number of Children:     0
    Divorce Date:     21 Aug 1979
    Divorce Place:     Tyler, Texas, USA.
  7. [S806] Find A Grave, online www.findagrave.com, Memorial# 151916968 - William Walker Martindale.
  8. [S314] Texas, U.S., Birth Index, 1903-1997, online search.ancestry.com.