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Ila Lee Holdam
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Birth: unknown
Death: May 1, 1911
Cook County
Illinois, USA

TUESDAY, JUNE 13, 1905
Page 3
Miss Ila Holdam, of Crab Orchard, is back from the Cherry Business College at Bowling Green, where she graduated in stenography and typewriting.

TUESDAY, JULY 24, 1906
Page 3
Miss Ila Holdam, of Crab Orchard, is assisting her father in the circuit clerk's office.

FRIDAY, MAY 14, 1909
Page 3
Miss Ila Holdam arrived from Chicago Tuesday to visit her father, James F. Holdam.

TUESDAY, MAY 17, 1910
Page 1
Friends and relatives have received news of the promotion of Miss Ila Holdam, of Crab Orchard, to the position of second matron in the Michael Rees Hospital, in Chicago, where she has done such efficient service as a trained nurse for some time. Miss Holdam made the unusual record of serving for five consecutive months in the surgical ward, when all previous nurses had been compelled to give it up after about a month's service, their nerves failing them after the strenuous work required in this ward.
Not only did Miss Holdam break all records in this respect, but she also attended upon an average of about ten operations per day and the physicians regarded her as one of the most competent assistants in delicate cases in the city of Chicago. Her many friends and loved ones in Lincoln will be exceedingly glad to learn that she has done so well in her chosen profession.

FRIDAY, JUNE 10, 1910
Page 1
The many friends of Miss Ila Holdam may be glad to know she has graduated from the training school at Chicago. She had the compliment conferred upon her by being selected to deliver a response to the doctors' addresses to the graduates. She was also tendered the position of assistant superintendent in the Michael Reese Hospital, which she accepted. We send congratulations and wish for her success in every way.

TUESDAY, MAY 2, 1911
Page 1
News received here Monday morning of the death in Chicago of Miss Ila Holdam, who, for several years, has been a nurse at the Michael Rees Hospital in Chicago. No details were received concerning the death, a telegram coming to her father Mr. J. F. Holdam, of Crab Orchard, who with Mrs. Holdam happened to be here that day, said Miss Holdam had died suddenly. It was known however that she was a sufferer from heart disease and it is supposed that her death resulted from a stroke of that nature.
Miss Holdam attended Stanford Female College here a number of years ago and graduated with honors. She was a clever, bright young woman and made a great many friends in Stanford. She decided to take up nursing and went to Chicago and took a special course, finishing with highest honors. She was preparing to take a medical course in John Hopkins University at Baltimore, having manifested such splendid ability in this profession.
The deceased was almost 25 years of age. She was a daughter of Mr. J. F. Holdam by his first wife, who was a daughter of Dr. M. M. Doores, of Crab Orchard. She joined the Baptist church in early life and was a faithful, consistent Christian. The remains will arrive at Crab Orchard tonight, and the burial will take place Wednesday afternoon after services at the home of Mr. Holdam at three o'clock by Mr. J. C. McClary.
(Kentuckiana Digital Library)

Note: She was older than 25 years. In her mother's obituary she is said to be two years old. 
Family links: 
  James F Holdam (1855 - 1913)
  Bettie Doores Holdam (1860 - 1886)
Crab Orchard Cemetery
Crab Orchard
Lincoln County
Kentucky, USA
Created by: Joyce Tinsley
Record added: Feb 12, 2013
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Ila Lee Holdam
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 Added: Feb. 12, 2013

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