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Thomas Manley "Tom" Holt
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Birth: Dec. 25, 1851
Linn County
Oregon, USA
Death: Feb. 3, 1927
Linn County
Oregon, USA

Thomas Manley (sometimes spelled "Manly") Holt, known as "Tom" to family and friends, was born in a town called Santiam City, which was along the banks of the Santiam River and was destroyed by a flood in 1861. Jefferson was built to replace Santiam City, and was incorporated in 1870.

His father, Thomas Holt, was a good friend of Thomas Ramsdell, whose middle name was Manley (or Manly), a surname from his mother's side. The two senior Thomases married sisters, Liona and Laurilla Caldwell, and both families named their first sons Thomas Manley.

Thomas M. Holt married Mary Elizabeth Bishop on June 13, 1877, and they had six children together:

1. Orange Leslie Holt (1878-1970)
2. Cordie Liona Holt (1879 - 1881)
3. Effie Anna Holt (Sommer) (1881 - 1959)
4. Smith Bishop Holt (1883-1977)
5. Nora Crystal Holt (Stuart) (1894-1960)
6. Vada Opal Holt (Whetstone) (1897-1984)

The Holts were a farming family. In 1891 they moved to a farm west of Scio. After retirement, Thomas M. and Mary E. Holt turned the farm over to Smith and Eveline Holt to operate their dairy farm, and continued to reside in a house on the farm property, which was west of Scio.

Mary died on January 17, 1927, of apoplexy (stroke) after an extended illness. Thomas died from influenza and pneumonia, 17 days later, on February 3. Family lore has it that Thomas lost all will to live. The Jefferson cemetery book states that he died "of complications following pneumonia and the shock of the recent death of his wife." (JR, 4 Feb 1927, 1:2) 
 
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 Parents:
  Thomas Holt (1815 - 1896)
  Liona Agnes Caldwell Holt (1831 - 1895)
 
 Spouse:
  Mary Elizabeth Bishop Holt (1855 - 1927)
 
 Children:
  Orange Leslie Holt (1878 - 1970)*
  Cordie Liona Holt (1879 - 1881)*
  Effie Anna Holt Sommer (1881 - 1959)*
  Smith Bishop Holt (1883 - 1977)*
  Nora Crystal Holt Stuart (1894 - 1960)*
  Vada Opal Holt Whetstone (1897 - 1984)*
 
 Siblings:
  Mary Margaret Holt (1848 - 1861)*
  William Henry Holt (1850 - 1929)*
  Thomas Manley Holt (1851 - 1927)
  Pauline Almeda Holt Hines (1854 - 1923)*
  Frances Cordelia Holt Butler (1855 - 1939)*
  John Goheen Holt (1859 - 1932)*
  Mary Ann Holt Niccolson (1860 - 1941)*
  Ulysses Grant Holt (1867 - 1934)*
  Arthur Mayberry Holt (1869 - 1935)*
  Frederick Leroy Holt (1874 - 1963)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Jefferson Cemetery
Jefferson
Marion County
Oregon, USA
Plot: 6N-1
 
Maintained by: Nick OBrien
Originally Created by: JRussell
Record added: May 08, 2009
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