John C. Holoday Obituary

Ashland Clipper, February 3, 1927


John C. Holoday was born near Westboro, Ohio, June 16, 1845, and died at his home in Colorado, January 17, 1927, age 82 years, seven months and one day.

In 1887 he was married to Mary Drake in Ohio, and in 1889 came to Clark County, where he purchased land in sections 19 and 30-31-25, near the Baker family, the late Mrs. Addison Baker, being his sister.  In 1896, Mr. Holoway removed to Holt County, Missouri in the hope of benefiting his wife's health.  There Mrs. Holoway died.  Later, about 1889-1900 he brought his family back to this county.  Of this union seven children were born, one dying in infancy, and Rose, who served in the Navy during the World War, dying in September, 1921.  He is survived by his son, Carl D., of Pat, Colorado; Mrs. Leo Conley and Mrs. Averil Wendling, of Buffalo, Oklahoma; Mrs. Susie Sturman of Hughton, Kansas and Mrs. Zella Hirst of Partridge, Kansas; one sister, Mrs. Hannah Drake, of Westborn, Ohio, and many prized friends, who tenderly assisted at his burial.

Mr. Holoday lived alone in a house half mile from his son, Carl.  On the day of his death he was found dead by Carl, where he had failen while about his chores.  The cause of his passing is given as apoplexy.  He was a birthright member of the Friends Church and always kept the faith.  In one of his recent letters, he stated that he felt the end was near and that he was ready to go.

The funeral was conducted at his home by Rev. Mr. Robinson of Prichard, Colorado.  Interment taking place in the Prichard cemetery.  All his surviving children attended the obsequies except Mrs. Hirst, who was unable to go.

Mr. Holoday's last Clark Co. home was where William Evans lives east of Highland Cemetery.  He was a man well respected by those who knew him, honest and industrious, and these friends deeply sympathize with the bereaved family.

Contributed by ~Shirley Brier~ October 5, 2005.


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