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Charles Eugene Holladay
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Birth: Mar. 21, 1865
Utah County
Utah, USA
Death: Aug. 29, 1895, USA

Charles Eugene Holladay was born in Santaquin, Utah on March 21, 1863 to Thomas Wiley Middleton Holladay and Ann Hotton Matthews. When he was thirteen years old the family moved to Arizona Territory following their mathernal grandparents the Joseph Lazerus Matthews. They left Santaquin mid-winter crossing the Colorado River at Lee's Ferry. They settled in the mountains at Forest Dale in Apache co. and developed a farm and home, but due to the hostility of the local Indian agent they were forced to move and went on to the Gila Valley where they settled in Pima near a coke-smelting village called Safford. "Gene" as he was known to family and friends helped his family develop a farm and worked as a mill hand at the sawmill on Mt. Graham. At the age of 19 he married Mary Angeline Haws of Central and the couple moved in with her mother at her farm. Their first child, Mary Effie, was born there in September 1886. In 1887 the young couple traveled back to Utah to be sealed in the St. George Temple. The rough trip proved too much for their baby and she died on the trail. The heartbroken couple proceed to Santaquin where Gene left Mary Ann and went back to the grand canyon to prospect while she awaited the birth of their second child Ethel Belinda. After the birth they returned to Pima to help build the colony and their next two children were born there: Ella Laver in 1890 and Lawrence Eugene in 1894. While working at the sawmill Gene developed a friendship with a young man by the name of Will Mangum who being younger than the other men in the camp was often picked on by a bully by the name of John Hunt. Gene defended Will and told Hunt to pick on someone his own size. On August 29 1895 Gene Holladay was shot in the back by John Hunt at his distillery outside of Pima. He was carried to his mother's home, lingered for a day and died. Mary Angeline returned for a short time to Santaquin and then returned to Pima where with the help of her mother Barbara Belinda Haws Mills she supported her family by working as a cook and housekeeper for the Solomons and other merchant families as well as on ranches an at the Pima Hotel where she became acquainted with Will Mangum. They were married on New Years day 1900 and moved into the house that Mary Ann and her mother had built on a lot southeast of the Pima church house. This lot was purchased before Gene's death and was across the street from the home of his mother. Will was a true father to the Holladay children and grandchildren. Ella Laver Holladay married Albert Sims, Ethel Belinda Holladay married Robert Cole and Lawrence Eugene married Rowena Lines. Lawrence became a prominent attorney in Tucson, was an accomplished violinist who played in the first Tucson Symphony and died two weeks short of his 100th birthday.

The above story was graciously shared by D.R. Holladay. 
Family links: 
  Thomas Middleton Wiley Holladay (1836 - 1921)
  Ann Holton Matthews Holladay (1838 - 1922)
  Mary Angelina Haws Mangum (1868 - 1947)
  Mary Effie Holladay (1886 - 1887)*
  Ethel Belinda Holladay Cole (1888 - 1960)*
  Ella Laver Holladay Sims (1890 - 1972)*
  Lawrence Eugene Holladay (1894 - 1993)*
  Charles Eugene Holladay (1865 - 1895)
  Lenora McRay Holladay Dodge (1867 - 1940)*
*Calculated relationship
Note: Son of Ann & Thomas Holladay
Pima Cemetery
Graham County
Arizona, USA
Plot: SEC A-BLK 09-LOT 02A-SITE 07
Created by: Mike H
Record added: Mar 10, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 18326018
Charles Eugene Holladay
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~ Rest In Peace ~
- Mike H
 Added: Jan. 28, 2013
Sorry it had to come to a shooting.from a grandson of John Hunt
- Charles Eugene Holladay
 Added: Jun. 9, 2012

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