|Birth: ||Jun. 10, 1874|
|Death: ||Nov. 28, 1948|
Kate Holden was the daughter of Daniel W Holden and Margaret Stegall. She married James William York on 25 Sep 1895 in Fredericksburg, Texas. They were the parents of five children: William Presley, Harley Martin Leroy, Katherine Margaret, Daniel Carroll, and James Weaver.
Kate was very religious, and as a member of the church of Christ, she naturally was opposed to the use of instruments within the church. But she took the concept a step further, considering instruments and "worldly" music to be corrupting influences even in the home. One of her sons, Carroll, wished for a fiddle, but she would not allow that. So he made the best imitation of one he could and kept it well hidden, taking it out to the cornfield to play it.
Some time in the 1930s, when she lived with her son Harley and his family, Harley bought a radio. Determined not to remain in the house with that sinful contraption, she took her mattress and moved out to the corn crib. Her grandson Preston, who told this story about her, (and it was later confirmed by her son Carroll,) could not recall how she was convinced to eventually return to the house, but thought it might have been either mice or cold that drove her back to the house. Somehow, it seems rather doubtful that a few rodents and a bit of chilly weather could defeat this staunch lady!
Daniel Webster Holden (1847 - 1923)
Margaret A. E. Stegall Holden (1835 - 1917)
James William York (1858 - 1936)
William Presley York (1896 - 1918)*
Harley Martin Leroy York (1898 - 1971)*
Katherine Margaret York Callicotte (1902 - 1975)*
Daniel Carroll York (1908 - 1995)*
James Weaver York (1915 - 1944)*
Martha Florence Dodd Watson (1854 - 1944)**
William Lindley Dodd (1858 - 1933)**
Edith Pamelia Katherine Holden York (1874 - 1948)
Lelia Ada Holden Wilson (1877 - 1926)*
South Park Cemetery
Created by: Karla York Nelson
Record added: Apr 22, 2012
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