Amon Douglas Martineau (1905-1950)

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Amon Douglas Martineau
Born: 8 Nov 1905 Chuichupa, Chihuahua, Mexico
Died: 6 Aug 1950 Cedar City, Utah
Father: George Albert Martineau
Mother: Emma Pauline Allred
Siblings: George Albert Martineau, Jr.
Elzadie Martineau
Ernest Martineau
Leland A. Martineau
Ila Martineau
Wilma Martineau
Amon Douglas Martineau
Emma Bernice Martineau
Laura Martineau
Nola Martineau
Thouis Eldon Martineau
Spouse: Mavis Sorenson
Married: 1 Jun 1929 Kanab, Utah
Children: Douglas LaVan Martineau
Betty Gayle Martineau
Spouse: Margaret Adelaide Greenfield
Married: 11 Jan 1945 Pioche, Nevada
Children: Donald Ray Martineau


Iron County Record, vol. LVI, no. 35, Cedar City, Utah, 10 Aug 1950, p. 7:


Funeral Services were held on Wednesday in Kanab for Douglas A. Martineau, 44, of Cedar City, who died here Sunday night at 10:30 when his home was completely destroyed by fire.

The services were conducted at 2 p.m. in the Kanab ward chapel, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Mr. Martineau, a son of George Albert and Emma Pauline Allred Martineau, was born on Nov. 8, 1905 in Mexico.

In 1912, the family was one of a group of refugees who left that country and returned to the United States from the L.D.S. church colony there.

The family moved to Utah in 1915, after living in Douglas and Mesa, Arizona for three years.

Mr. Martineau married Mavis Sorenson in April, 1927 at Kanab. She died in 1943.

He was married to Margaret Greenfield in California in 1944.

He made his home in Cedar City for the past 5 years.

Surviving are his widow of California; his father, Mesa, Arizona; two sons, LaVan Martineau, Cedar City and Donald Ray Martineau, California; a daughter, Miss Betty Gayle Martineau, Cedar City; three brothers, George A. Martineau, Jr. Bingham; Ernest Martineau, Mesa; Thomas Martineau, Ririe, Idaho, and three sisters, Mrs. Elvada Hurst, Payson; Mrs. Wilma Luke; Junction, and Mrs. Nola Bauer, Cedar City.

Burial was in the Kanab cemetery under the direction of the Southern Utah Mortuary.


  • Name variant: Douglas Amon [Ancestral File]
  • Martineau, Douglas LaVan. Southern Paiute Genealogy,
Koosharem Band:
HUSBAND: Douglas LaVan Martineau.
Father: Amon Douglas Martineau.
Mother: Mavis Sorenson.
WIFE: (1) Doris Dorene Kanosh.
  • 2nd Marriage: Lincoln County, Nevada Records, no. 19478:
715 County of Lincoln}
This is to certify that the undersigned E. L. Nores
did on the 11th day of January A. D. 1945
join in lawful Wedlock
Douglas Amon Martineau of Cedar City State of Utah and Marguerite Adelade Greenfield of Auburn State of Calif with their mutual consent, in the presence of Roscoe H. Wilkes and Alberta Wilkes who were witnesses.
Roscoe H. Wilkes
E. L. Nores
Justice Alberta Wilkes of the Peace -- Pioche Nev.
  • Death: Iron County Record, vol. LVI, no. 35, Cedar City, Utah, 10 Aug 1950, p. 1:
[Caption:] The charred wreckage of a home in Cedar City gives mute evidence of the blaze late Sunday night which took the life of Douglas Martineau. When the fire cooled down enough to allow firemen to enter the ruins, Martineau's body was found just inside the front door in the above picture.
"Death by suffocation and burning" was the verdict turned in by a coroner's jury Monday night, which was investigating the cause of the death of Douglas A. Martineau, 44, of Cedar City.
Mr. Martineau's charred remains were taken from his house Sunday night, following a blaze which completely destroyed the building. The coroner's jury was called the night of the fire to investigate the possibility of foul play in connection with the death.
An 8 mm Mauser rifle was found on the floor near the body, which lay in a pool of blood. However, a post mortem examination of the body showed "no bullet wound". The blood under the body was believed due to the severing of heavy arteries in the back of the neck, according to Sheriff Arthur Nelson, who conducted the investigation, along with County Attorney Durham Morris.
Ten witnesses were heard by Justice Alex H. Rollo, and the jury.
The victim was last seen at 9:15 p.m., at which time he was in his house alone. Two other men who had been fishing with him left his home at 8 p.m. Time of the death was set by the jury at 10 p.m.
Jurors were L. D. Watson, Jack Crosby and Earl Mackelprang.
The building, which was completely destroyed was a two-room frame building. The fire department was called out at 10:15 p.m. with the building ablaze.
Because of the extent to which the building was burned, cause of the fire has not been determined, according to Fire Chief Marion Grames.
Funeral Services for the deceased were conducted Wednesday in Kanab.
  • Burial variant: 10 Aug 1950 [Ancestral File]