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 James Clifford Martin

James Clifford Martin

Birth
Wayne County, Illinois, USA
Death 15 Mar 1963 (aged 53)
Pontiac, Livingston County, Illinois, USA
Burial Pontiac, Livingston County, Illinois, USA
Memorial ID 6681988 · View Source
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The eldest of 5 of Charles Clifford & Sarah Snelling Martin, he married Mary Alma Hollaway on Dec. 18, 1937 in Elgin, IL. They had three children.

Cliff worked as an orderly at the Elgin Mental Hospital and then found a better paying job as guard at Pontiac Correctional Facility in Pontiac, IL.

He took over the prison store but was struck on the head by a trustee in an aborted prison break. Recovered, he later suffered several heart attacks. His health was aggravated by his heavy cigarette smoking habit.

He had just completed training with police dog, Jeff, when he suffered the final, fatal attack.


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  • Created by: Rosetta
  • Added: 12 Aug 2002
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6681988
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for James Clifford Martin (24 Dec 1909–15 Mar 1963), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6681988, citing South Side Cemetery, Pontiac, Livingston County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Rosetta (contributor 46558106) .