Obituary for Pricilla (Cheney) Holderness. The obituary shows burial as being in Oakwood at Dekalb. The Illinois Death Certificate also show Oakwood at Dekalb. The photo of
the monument from Dekalb County Cemetery shows that the Obituary and Death Certificate are wrong.
The Emporia Daily Gazette Monday Evening, June 8, 1925 Page 2.
Mrs. Priscilla Holderness, formerly of Emporia, died May 26 at her home in DeKalb, Ill. Funeral services were held May 28 at the home, and burial was in Oakwood cemetery, at Dekalb. Rev. L. L. Hammit, of the Dekalb Methodist church, and Rev B. Barrett Evans, of Glenellyn, Ill., were in charge of the services.
Priscilla Cheney Holderness was born May 15, 1837, at Smiths Falls, Ontario, and moved to Dekalb in 1855. She was married there April 10, 1855, to Joseph Holderness. Mr. and Mrs. Holderness lived in Dekalb until 1877, when they moved to Americus, Kan., making the trip overland in a covered wagon. Which they used as their home until a cabin could be built on the land which they homesteaded. A few years later they moved to Emporia, which was their home until the death of Mr. Holderness in 1900. The following year Mrs. Holderness moved with her family back to DeKalb, where she since had lived.
Mrs. Holderness, is survived by seven children: Elisha J. Holderness, of Fort Worth, Texas; Henry N. Holderness, of Angola, Ind.; Mrs Chares Barr, and Miss Kathryn Holderness of DeKalb; Claude C. Holderness, of Abiline, Texas; Mrs. H.E. Clutterham, of Sycamore, Ill., and Mrs. J.E. Rolly. Of Kenosha, Wisc. She is survived also by one brother, Alonzo Cheney of Dekalb, the last of a family of 10 brothers and sisters; and by 24 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. A Daughter, Georgiana, died nine years ago. Mrs. Holderness was a member of the Methodist Church.
Joseph C Holderness (1836 - 1900)*
DeKalb County Cemetery
Created by: Kathleen Leonard
Record added: Mar 26, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 67483514