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William Eli Holloway
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Birth: Sep. 9, 1864
Wilkes County
North Carolina, USA
Death: Oct. 26, 1938
Durango
La Plata County
Colorado, USA

Probably moved to Pine Swamp Creek, Alleghany, NC area with parents when father purchased land there in 1885, although older two sons (when they enlisted in army) claimed to have been born in Wilkes Co., N.C.

1902 - Had severe asthma & arthritis, traveled to La Plata Co,Col/San Juan Co.,NM area for his health's sake. Accompanied by Billings & Holcomb families.

1904 - two older sons joined him at Bryantine, NM.

1905 - Divorced his wife on suspicion of adultery.

May, 1905 - Paid for 4 of his other children to travel to Colorado/NM by train to live with him.

1908 - Fell into ice cold H2O, and health much improved temporarily.

Ran a store in Durango.

Not a fun sort of guy - son Levi said, "We were not very kind to him because he never seemed to care for us. Perhaps he wasn't a happy man because he never seemed to laugh nor even smile as we went through our many antics and foolishness."

Sons Murray & Ted made his casket, bought him a suit for $12 from J.C. Penneys in which to be buried, next to 1st wife, Bettie.

2nd son: Isaac Murray Holloway b 13 Sep 1891 Whitehead,Alleghany,NC d 31 Aug 1991 Carmichael,Sacramento,CA. 
 
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 Parents:
  Daniel David Holloway (1840 - 1925)
  Sarah Jane Brooks Holloway (1838 - 1909)
 
 Spouse:
  Mary Elizabeth Smith Holloway (1865 - 1937)
 
 Children:
  Clarence Columbus Martin (1888 - 1965)*
  Sarah Leota Holloway Stellrecht (1894 - 1980)*
  William Levi Holloway (1895 - 1979)*
  John Young Ted Holloway (1897 - 1947)*
  Alice Martha Ann Holloway Carmon (1900 - 1965)*
 
 Siblings:
  Martha E Holloway (1861 - 1864)*
  William Eli Holloway (1864 - 1938)
  Nancy A Holloway Wooten (1865 - 1896)*
  Emaline Holloway Caudill (1870 - 1937)*
  John Young Holloway (1870 - 1882)*
  Robert Nathan Holloway (1872 - 1951)*
  James Monroe Holloway (1875 - 1953)*
  Margaret Jane Holloway (1875 - 1882)*
  Daniel Franklin Holloway (1877 - 1882)*
  Sallie Holloway Joines (1881 - 1943)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Cedar Hill Cemetery
Cedar Hill (San Juan County)
San Juan County
New Mexico, USA
 
Maintained by: Bonnie Schermer
Originally Created by: BikerBabe
Record added: Jul 03, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 72575845
William Eli Holloway
Added by: Bonnie Schermer
 
William Eli Holloway
Added by: BikerBabe
 
William Eli Holloway
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Added by: John C. Irish
 
 
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I never met you--my Great Grandpa. You made the best of a difficult life, and I owe you a lot.
- Bonnie Schermer
 Added: Nov. 30, 2011

- BikerBabe
 Added: Jul. 3, 2011
 
 
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