Robert Ellis Martindale was my half-granduncle, the son of my great-grandfather Ambrose B. Martindale and his first wife Zilla Melissa Robinson Martindale. He died on 30 March 1946.
"MARTINDALE—Robert E. Martindale, 71, of San Antonio, died at his home Friday night. He had formerly lived in Houston 33 years. Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Charley Martindale of San Antonio; a daughter, Mrs. M. W. Bourne of San Antonio; a son, Robert A. Martindale of of [sic] Houston; three sisters, Mrs. Lucy Upton of Houston, Mrs. Maude Thompson of St. Louis, Mo., and Mrs. Mamie Spurlock of Corpus Christi; two brothers, Walter I. Martindale of Houston and Arthur B. Martindale of Tyler; and five grandchildren. Funeral services at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Heights Funeral Home with Rev. T. C. Jester, assisted by Rev. T. P. Hendricks, officiating. Burial in Rosewood Cemetery. Pallbearers: Percy Irwin, Chester Wilson, John Mitchell, and Sewell Bisby. Heights Funeral Home."
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