The following obituary is for my great-grandmother, Sarah Belle (Forshee) Martindale; she died 17 February 1923, in Houston, Harris County, Texas.
Mrs. Sarah Belle Martindale, aged 66, died at 3 o'clock Saturday afternoon at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. Mamie Spurlock, corner of Gainesville and Harbor. The body was taken in charge by the Sid Westheimer Company and the funeral will be held from the residence at 4 this afternoon. Burial will be in Hollywood Cemetery.
Surviving are two sons, W. I. Martindale of Houston and A. B. Martindale of Tyler; two daughters, Mrs. R. A. Thompson of St. Louis and Miss Mamie Spurlock of Houston; a stepson, R. E. Martindale of Houston, and a stepdaughter, Mrs. D. R. Upton of Gallatin.”
[SOURCE: Undated clipping from unknown newspaper, Spurlock, Mamie Olive (Martindale), Scrapbook, ca 1950-1970; privately held by Cheryl Anne (Chaney) Beaver, [ADDRESS FOR PRIVATE USE,] Lone Grove, Oklahoma. 2010. Photocopy in possession of Denise Spurlock.]
© 2012 Denise Spurlock