Obit: Holliday, G. L. (1830 - 1928)

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----Sources: WEEKLY CLARION (Dorchester, Clark Co., WI) 02/24/1928

Holliday, G. L. (12 OCT 1830 - 18 FEB 1928)

G. L. Holliday, one of the early settlers in Dorchester Country, died last Saturday at the home of his son, Arthur, at Chelsea, at the age of 97 years, 4 months and 6 days. Mr. Holliday has been gradually failing in health for several years and for the past two years has made his home with Arthur and family. Death was due to the general breakdown of the body through old age.

Funeral services were held from the home Tuesday afternoon, the services being conducted by Rev. P. M. Hanson, pastor of the Advent Church at Chippewa Falls, and interment was made in the Chelsea Cemetery.

Dr. Holliday, as he was commonly known here (Dorchester, Clark County, Wis.), was born in Ripley, Ohio, on Oct. 12th, 1830 and during his early manhood moved with his parents to St. Charles, Mich. At the age of 30, he was united in marriage to Miss Anna L. Doty at Pontiac, Mich., on Nov. 3rd, 1860. Two sons, Frank and Arthur, were born of this union. On July 12th, 1910, Frank, while engaged in engineering work in Mexico, was accidentally killed. Mrs. Holliday died at Albany, Wis., Sept. 3rd, 1891. He leaves to mourn his loss, his son, Arthur of Chelsea, one brother of St. Charles, Mich., and seven grandchildren.

Mr. Holliday is well known to the older residents of Dorchester for he was long an outstanding character of Holway country. A jovial, bluff individual when he was past 90 that gave you the impression of perpetual youth, for he always had a word of good cheer for everyone he came in contact with. The past two years we saw nothing of him, but before that his mind was as keen and active as a young man’s, not only that he was quick on his feet at 90 as most folks are at 30. He was of the Adventist faith and took great interest in everything pertaining to his church and was ever ready and eager to discus any phase of his work.

He is gone, but every kind deed and word he said will live on in the hearts of those who knew him and this is a comfort to those who are mourning and who will miss his beloved presence.

The Clarion joins a great host of friends in offering condolences.



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