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Dudley Finch Holbert
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Birth: Jan. 9, 1905
Saint Paul
Ramsey County
Minnesota, USA
Death: Jun. 9, 1979
Saint Joseph
Buchanan County
Missouri, USA

Dudley Finch Holbert was the oldest of three children born to Edward Bowen Holbert, Sr and Florence Finch Holbert. He was named after his mother's father, Dudley Baldwin Finch. Dudley had a younger brother, Edward Bowen Holbert, Jr and a younger sister, Florence Jane Holbert. Dudley lived on Hennipen Avenue in Minneapolis after he was born with his mother, his father, and his aunt, Lilla and her husband, Sewell and their new baby.

According to the 1910 Census, the family had moved to 703 Lincoln Avenue in St. Paul, MN where Dudley lived with his father, his mother and his brother, Edward. In the 1920 Census Dudley had moved to 19 Kenwood Parkway where he lived with his mother, his father, his brother, Edward, his sister, Jane, his grandmother, Mary E Finch and two servants. Dudley went to college in St. Paul, MN somewhere and became an engineer. The 1930 Census finds Dudley living in Manhattan, New York as a machinery Salesman.

Dudley loved to take photos and was an avid photographer, developing his own film in a homemade black room. When his daughter, Barb was young he took several photos of her that he developed himself.

On May 6, 1936, Dudley married Elizabeth Gabriel Donohue. Nine months later, their first child, Mary Barbara Holbert was born. they were living in Buffalo, New York at the time. Dudley was working for Archer Daniels as a manager of the New York office. Archer Daniels then sent Dudley to Toledo, Ohio. In 1940 while living in Toledo their second child, Jane Neary Holbert was born.

Mr Archer died and everyone he hired got fired and Dudley lost his job. Dudley then got a job with a mill that he managed as a mechanical engineer. They moved to St. Joseph, Missouri in 1948 and moved into a house on 2319 West Circle Drive. Dudley and Elizabeth would live their the rest of their lives. Dudley got a job replacing people who were killed in a mill explosion. Elizabeth did not like the house they moved into but Dudley said he would fix it up for her. Dudley replaced the ladder to the second floor with a set of stairs and built an addition on the back of the house and a screened in porch in the front of the house. Dudley lovingly put a swing in on the front porch and his grandchildren loved to swing on it when they came to visit.

Dudley loved fried eggs and bacon and had that for breakfast almost every day of his life. He also loved steak and potatoes for dinner.

On June 8, 1979, Dudley had a stroke at his home on 2319 West Circle Drive in St. Joseph, Missouri and died. Dudley's remains were creamated and brought up to Minnesota. His ashes were interred in Oakland cemetery on June 12, 1979. He is buried with his wife, Elizabeth in the Wilson-Finch family plot.His father and mother, and grandparents are also buried in this plot. 
 
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 Parents:
  Edward Bowen Holbert (1875 - 1945)
  Florence Dudley Finch Holbert (1881 - 1971)
 
 Spouse:
  Elizabeth Gabriel Donohue Holbert (1907 - 1985)*
 
 Sibling:
  Dudley Finch Holbert (1905 - 1979)
  Florence Jane Holbert Somerville (1911 - 1988)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Oakland Cemetery
Saint Paul
Ramsey County
Minnesota, USA
Plot: Block 29, Lot 2
 
Created by: Family History Detective
Record added: Jan 16, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 103671357
Dudley Finch Holbert
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Dudley Finch Holbert
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Dudley Finch Holbert
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