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Sterling Mayfield Holland
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Birth: Feb. 1, 1906
Texas, USA
Death: May 29, 1969
Temple
Bell County
Texas, USA

Social Security Number 710-01-3114

Home at death: 1119 Lucile Street, Irving, Dallas County.

Occupation: Mech. Supervisor - Railroad

Source of above information: Death Certificate

He is famous as an eyewitness to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. He was standing on the overpass on Elm Street with several other railroad men. He saw a shot from behind the fence on the Grassy Knoll. The puff of smoke was 6 to 8 feet above the ground, right out from under the trees. He heard three more shots after the first shot, and was certain he heard four total, with different sounds.
Source: Sworn Voluntary Statement, November 22, 1963, Sheriff's Department, County of Dallas - Box 15, Folder 1, # 31, Dallas Municipal Archives, John F. Kennedy Collection. This statement gives his address as 1119 Lucille, Irving.

He also gave testimony in the Warren Commission investigation, Volume VI, Pages 239-248. His address is again given here as 1119 Lucille Street, Irving (Page 239).

In documents on the assassination he gives his name as S.M. Holland. 
 
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 Spouse:
  Ruby Ann Cox Holland (1909 - 2001)
 
Burial:
Laurel Land Memorial Park
Dallas
Dallas County
Texas, USA
 
Created by: NWO
Record added: Aug 11, 2008
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RIP
- gordonphilbin
 Added: Jun. 15, 2014

- Linda Dukes
 Added: Feb. 16, 2014
With respect and thanks.
- AR
 Added: Jan. 5, 2014
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