Posey Columbus Martin


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Posey Columbus Martin

  • Born: 22 Jun 1884, Carroll Co., VA
  • Marriage: Anna Mae Wright on 1 Jan 1907 in Carroll Co., VA
  • Died: 21 Feb 1935, Galax, Grayson Co., VA at age 50
  • Buried: 23 Feb 1935, Felts Cemetery, Galax, VA

bullet   Cause of his death was Cause of death was due to stab wound in neck cuting (sic) jugular vein also carotid artery at The Municipal Build Jail.


bullet  General Notes:

United States, Officer Down Memorials, 1791-2009
Name: Chief of Police Posey C. Martin
Department: Galax Police Department
Department State: Virginia
Date of Incident: 21 Feb 1935
Death Location: Virginia
End of Watch Date: 21 Feb 1935
Age: 51
Birth Year: abt 1884
Tour of Duty: 3 years
Cause of Death: Stabbed
Weapon: Edged weapon; Knife
Notes: Chief Martin was stabbed in the neck by a prisoner while releasing another prisoner. The other prisoner had somehow gotten a hold of a knife. Chief Martin bled to death on the jail floor after being stabbed.
Chief Martin had served with the Galax Police Department for 3 years. He was survived by his wife and four children.

Read more: http://www.odmp.org/officer/8623-chief-of-police-posey-c-martin#ixzz3pK50wTUp

bullet  Medical Notes:

Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014
Name: Posey Columbus Martin
Residence: Galax, VA
Occupation: Chief of Police
Gender: Male
Race: White
Age at Death: 50
Birth Date: 22 Jun 1884 in Carroll Co., VA
Death Date: 21 Feb 1935
Death Place: Galax, Grayson, Virginia
Burial: Feb 23, 1935 at Galax, VA
Registration Date: 22 Feb 1935
Father: Isaac Martin born Carroll Co., VA
Mother: Amanda Webb born Carroll Co., VA
Spouse: Anna M Martin
Informant: Miss Ann Lee Martin


Posey married Anna Mae Wright, daughter of Stephen T. Wright and Lula Lillian Hylton, on 1 Jan 1907 in Carroll Co., VA. (Anna Mae Wright was born on 16 May 1891 in Carroll Co., VA, died on 27 Dec 1989 in Galax, Grayson Co., VA and was buried in Felts Cemetery, Galax, VA.)

bullet  Marriage Notes:

Virginia, Select Marriages, 1785-1940
Name: A. M. Wright
Gender: Female
Marital Status: Single
Age: 16
Birth Date: 1891
Birth Place: Carroll Co., VA.
Marriage Date: 1 Jan 1907
Marriage Place: Carroll, Virginia
Father: S. T.
Mother: Lula
Spouse: Posey C. Martin
Gender: Male
Marital Status: Single
Age: 24
Birth Date: 1883
Birth Place: Carroll Co., VA.
Father: Isaac Martin
Mother: S. A.
FHL Film Number: 31087
Reference ID: p 149

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