Mary Clark "Mamie" Blount
Born Jan 3, 1864 Wilson NC
Died Jan 29, 1939 Hickory NC

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James Andrew Martin

m. Nov 23, 1887
Wilson NC
b. Nov 10, 1863
Sandy Ridge NC
d. Aug 10, 1921
Hickory NC
Pauline Blount

b. May 19, 1889
Hickory NC
d. Nov 26, 1894
Hickory NC
Sallie Egerton

b. Aug 14, 1892
Hickory NC
d. Dec 29, 1973
Greenville SC
Frank (girl)

b. Jul 8, 1895
Hickory NC
d. Sep 12, 1928
Rose Gertrude

b. May 15, 1898
Hickory NC
d. Apr 8, 1972
Charlotte NC
Mary Blount

b. Dec 3, 1903
Hickory NC
d. Apr 27, 1972
Greenville SC
Mamie's father was Mayor of Wilson, NC while she was still a young child.
Husband James helped build several businesses in Hickory, including Piedmont Wagon, Hickory Chair, and Hickory Telephone. In 1902, he founded Martin Furniture, one of the first furniture making plants in Hickory.
Daughters Pauline and Sallie are pictured in a Photograph of a studio portrait taken in 1893/4. The other grandchild of George W. Blount in the picture is the son of his daughter Pauline, George Wiley Simms (1887-1947).
Photograph of a small professional studio portrait of daughters (l. to r.) Frank, Sallie and Rose Martin.
Photograph of a professional studio portrait taken in Hickory NC in the summer of 1901. From top to bottom:
1) Sallie Egerton Martin at 10 years old.
2) Frank Martin at age 6.
3) Rose Gertrude Martin at age 3.
4) Charles Blount McLean at 6 months old, visiting with Mrs. J. R. McLean (Gertie Blount, sister of Mamie and the aunt of the girls in the photograph).
Photograph of daughter Sallie Martin as a young girl.
James Andrew Martin and Mary Clark Blount (Mamie).
Photograph of Mamie in front of their house in Hickory NC. This house was built on the same lot as their smaller house at the corner of 3rd Av NE and 4th St. NW.
The Martins' residence in Hickory was on the eventual site of the Elbert Ivey Memorial Library.
Rose Gertrude Martin at the Blowing Rock in NC 1918.
1919 Photograph of James and Mamie Martin with grandson E. Rowell Holt Jr., while they were visiting the Holts in Montgomery AL.
In the 1930 Catawba Co. NC Census, "Mamie B. Martin" is listed as a 66 year old widowed head of household with one other adult, "Mary B. Martin", daughter, aged 26.
Daughter Sallie married Edward Rowell Holt, Sr. (1889-1947). Their son, Lt. Comdr. Edward R. Holt, Jr., was James' first grandson and was born in his home. He was the Commanding Officer of the submarine U.S.S. Bullhead when it was lost in the Java Sea in 1945, the last ship lost to enemy fire in World War II. James' second grandson, George Martin Holloway also served in the Pacific in WWII.
1930 U.S. Census, Catawba Co. NC,, website.
Freeze, Gary R., The Catawbans: Crafters of a North Carolina County, 1747-1900, Catawba Co. Hist. Assn., Newton NC, 1995, p. 364.
Hickory Daily Record, "Biography, James A Martin", 1957.
Holloway, Lisabeth M., comp., "Martin Ancestry," from ms of Mrs. Wm Lauten, Sr., Madison NC, for Walter Wootten.
Holloway, Rose, comp., "Martin Connections," 1955.
Sheridan, Martin, Overdue and Presumed Lost; The Story of the U.S.S. Bullhead, Marshall Jones Company, Francestown NH, 1947.
Tombstones, Oakwood Cemetery, Hickory, NC.