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Mary Clark "Mamie" Blount
Born Jan 3, 1864 Wilson NC
Died Jan 29, 1938 Hickory NC

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Father
Mother
Emigrant
SPOUSE CHILDREN
James Andrew Martin

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

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

b. Jul 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, 1902
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.
Small Photograph of a professional studio portrait of daughters (l. to r.) Frank, Sallie and Rose Martin.
The Martins' residence in Hickory was on the eventual site of the Elbert Ivey Memorial Library. A law office now occupies the site.
James Andrew Martin and Mary Clark Blount (Mamie).
Rose Gertrude Martin at the Blowing Rock in NC 1918.
Jim and Mamie Martin. Jim is holding grandson Rowell Holt, Jr.
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.
Sources:
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.