Sunday, August 5, 2012

Sunday's Obituary - Lucy A. Upton (1873-1957)

The daughter of Ambrose B. Martindale and his first wife Zilla Melissa Robinson, my half-grandaunt, Lucy Alice Martindale was born 28 August 1873 in Missouri and married Daniel R. Upton on 26 November 1891 in Texas. She died 25 October 1957 in Houston, Harris County, Texas.

“LUCY A. UPTON, 84, of 1626 Charles St died 7 PM Friday at her home. Member Baptist Church. Survivors: Daughters, Mrs Eula Kingrey, Mrs Eunice Whitsitt and Mrs Bessie Freeman, all of Houston; son, R. V. Upton, Houston; sisters, Mrs Mamie Spurlock, Houston, Mrs Maud Thompson, Saint Louis, Mo; brothers, Walter Martindale, Houston, Arthur Martindale, Tyler; 10 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren. Services 11 AM Monday Houston Funeral Home chapel, the Rev John Duckett. Burial Hollywood Cemetery. Pallbearers will be grandsons. Houston Funeral Home.”

[Source: Undated obituary for Lucy A. Upton 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

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