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Goodson J. Martin
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Birth: Sep. 13, 1880
Kentucky, USA
Death: Feb. 22, 1927
Hendricks County
Indiana, USA

February 24, 1927 Republican [Danville, Indiana]:

Luke Duffey's Car Strikes Him on National Road

Good Martin, age 48, was killed almost instantly, Tuesday evening about 6:30 when he was struck by a car driven by Luke Duffey, well known politician and promoter, on the National road just west of the intersection of the Cartersburg Road. Dr. Lawson, coroner, absolves Duffey from all blame for the accident in his report. Martin, who worked on the Haworth farm, which is the first farm west of the Spring Hill tourist camp, was walking down the right side of the road coming from the west. Evidently he was intending to cross over to the camp. Mr. Duffey, accompanied by his cousin, Ernest Lockwood, was also coming from the west. As he crossed a bridge, he met another car whose lights blinded him. A third car passed him and just after it had passed, Mr. Lockwood saw Martin and exclaimed, "Look, Luke, a man!" Duffey immediately applied his brakes, but his heavy car skidded into Martin, who was three feet from the edge of the concrete. The car stopped in eight feet. Martin never regained consciousness and died before Dr. Thomas, summoned from Plainfield, could arrive. The body was taken to Plainfield pending word from his relatives in Kentucky.

Also see, the February 24, 1927 Plainfield Messenger, page 1, column 4.

The 1900 census shows him living in the Oak Hill Magisterial District of Taylor County, Kentucky. He was listed as a servant for the Wilson and Mary Warner. Also on the same page was a William D. Martin born about 1884 and listed as a servant for Eli W. and Susan Salsman. 
Note: 1927-Feb-24 Messenger, p 1, c 4. Birth date taken from his WWI draft registration which was completed in Hendricks County. Anyone knowing where Goodson is buried, please contact me and I will transfer this memorial to you.
Specifically: Location not stated; more research will follow.
Created by: J.Sullivan
Record added: Oct 04, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 42679102

- J.Sullivan
 Added: Oct. 4, 2009

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