Paducah in Cottle County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Son of trapper J. A. Martin.
In 1898, at the age of ten, Emmett was sent to his home in Shinnery settlement to remain overnight and return the next day with provisions for his father's trapping camp, ten miles south.
While returning to the camp, he was caught in a blizzard, losing his way. Night fell and he perished from the cold. His frozen body was found several days later in King County.
Recorded - 1967
Erected 1968 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 1480.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Cemeteries & Burial Sites. A significant historical year for this entry is 1898.
Location. 34° 0.431′ N, 100° 17.575′ W. Marker is in Paducah, Texas, in Cottle County. Marker is on 1st, 0.1 miles Clare St, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Paducah TX 79248, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 6 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Garden of Memories Cemetery (within shouting distance of this marker); Quanah Parker Trail (approx. 0.6 miles away); Cottle County Courthouse The Gray and The Blue (approx. 0.7 miles away); Gober-Barron-Williford House (approx. 0.9 miles away); Chalk (approx. 9.8 miles away).
Credits. This page was last revised on August 23, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 23, 2020, by Allen Lowrey of Amarillo, Texas. This page has been viewed 206 times since then and 103 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on August 23, 2020, by Allen Lowrey of Amarillo, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.