|Birth: ||Jan. 17, 1841|
|Death: ||Jan. 28, 1919|
Richard Pryor Holloway was born in Kentucky, January 17, 1841, and died January 28, 1919, at his home in New Hampton, at the age of 78 years. He had not been in robust health for some time, but the end came after only a few days of sickness.
When but a baby, the parents of Bro. Holloway came to Monroe county (sic), Mo., to make their home. Some years later they removed to Gentry county (sic), and at the age of eighteen the boy was converted and united with the Christian church (sic) at Albany. When the Civil War broke out, he enlisted and served his country as a member of Company E., 43rd Missouri Infantry. Soon after the close of the war, Bro. Holloway was married to Martha Magee, December 17, 1865. To this union two children were born, Laura B., and Frank, both of whom are living, and with the mother remain to mourn the loss of husband and father. This marks the first break within the family circle. Fifty-three years of wedded happiness has crowned the lives of these devoted souls, and their children have remained in the home to cheer and support the declining years of the parents. The family circle has at last been invaded by the grim reaper, but the loved ones can look forward with hope an (sic) expectancy to a reunited family circle in the world to come, where there are no partings and home ties are never broken.
Having removed to the vicinity of New Hampton, Bro. Holloway became a charter member of the New Hampton Christian church (sic), assisting in its organization and serving the congregation in the capacity of deacon. This office he continued to hold throughout the years until age and illness incapicitated (sic) him for its duties.
About seven years ago, the family moved into town and secured their present residence near the church they loved. Brother Holloway's favorite song was the one beginning "I love thy church, O God," and his life of faithful devotion to the church and work of Christ demonstrated that this was no mere sentiment but a reality in his life. The 14th Chapter of John requested to be read at the funeral expresses the depth of his faith and hope in Christ. As a sheaf of wheat fully ripe he has been gathered home into the Master's garner. Loyal soldier of the Republic, faithful soldier of Christ, he has gone home to his reward.
The funeral was held Thursday, January 30th at the Christian church (sic), conducted by the pastor, Rev. Green. Interment followed at Foster cemetery (sic).
George Washington Holloway (1804 - 1861)
Elvira Henton Holloway (1814 - 1899)
Martha Eliza Magee Holloway (1840 - 1924)
Laura Belle Holloway (1866 - 1957)*
Frank Lemuel Holloway (1874 - 1954)*
John Casper Holloway (1835 - 1879)*
Thomas Guy Holloway (1837 - 1904)*
Newton Amasa Holloway (1839 - 1925)*
Richard Pryor Holloway (1841 - 1919)
Henry Joseph Holloway (1843 - 1862)*
James Spencer Holloway (1844 - 1912)*
Hannah Elizabeth Holloway (1847 - 1864)*
Jearldine Rebecca Holloway Magee (1847 - 1913)*
Mary Kay Holloway (1851 - 1853)*
Jasper Madison Holloway (1853 - 1916)*
Maintained by: Peggy Bargen Duey
Originally Created by: Coleah
Record added: Sep 03, 2007
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