Doris Jean Smyly1,2

F, #2408, b. 4 August 1926, d. 18 January 1977
2nd cousin of Joseph Wayne Peery
Descendants of John S. Childers
     Doris Jean Smyly was born at 12:30 am on 4 August 1926 at Roganville, Jasper County, Texas.1,2,3,4 She was the daughter of Samuel Bronson Smyly Jr. and Lera Cleo Childers.1,2,4 She appeared as a daughter on the census of 17 April 1930 in the household of Sam Smyly and Lera Cleo Smyly at Pct 5, Roganville, Jasper County, Texas.5 She married William Walker Martindale on 21 June 1946 at Jasper, Jasper County, Texas.6,4 She was injured in an auto accident on 12 Jan 1977 at 6:00 pm on Hwy 190 west of Jasper, resulting in a ruptured duodenum, head injury, and stroke. She died at 12:12 pm on 18 January 1977 at St. Elizabeth Hospital, 2830 Calder Street, Beaumont, Jefferson County, Texas, at age 50 years, 5 months and 14 days.7,3,4 She was buried at Little Hope Cemetery, 1160 County Road 142, Jasper, Jasper County, Texas.7,3,8,4

Children of Doris Jean Smyly and William Walker Martindale

  • William Samuel Martindale2
  • Melinda Martindale2


  1. [S1323] Texas, Birth Certificates, 1903-1932, online, Name:     Dorris Jean Smyly
    Birth Date:     4 Aug 1926
    Gender:     Female
    Birth Place:     Roganville, Jasper, Texas, USA
    Father:     Sam B Smyly
    Father Birth Place:     Tyler County, Texas
    Mother:     Lera Childers
    Mother Birth Place:     Jasper County, Texas
    Mother Residence:     Roganville, Texas.
  2. [S314] Texas, U.S., Birth Index, 1903-1997, online
  3. [S811] William Walker & Doris Jean Martindale, Cemetery Marker, Little Hope Cemetery, 1160 County Road 142, Jasper, Jasper County, Texas.
  4. [S97] Buckmaster, Holmes, Lanier & Thurber Family Tree, online
  5. [S966] 17 Apr 1930, United States Federal Census, [database on-line], Provo, Utah County, Utah, Roll: 2361, Image 586.0, P4B.
  6. [S957] Vivian Cogbid, Jim Folsom, Versie Truett, One Hundred Years of Jasper County Marriages 1849-1949, p. 194.
  7. [S1293] Texas, U.S., Death Certificates, 1903-1982, online, 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.
  8. [S806] Find A Grave, online, Memorial# 151913623 - Doris Jean Smyly Martindale.