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 Rudolph Carl Holmquist

Rudolph Carl Holmquist

Death 27 May 1952 (aged 79)
Redwood City, San Mateo County, California, USA
Burial Palo Alto, Santa Clara County, California, USA
Plot Niche 266, Room E, Mausoleum 1
Memorial ID 39984443 · View Source
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Husband of Selma Christina Allen Holmquist

Father of:
Laurine Elizabeth Holmquist Crockett
Rudolph Carl "Rudy" Holmquist Jr.
Harry Jackson Holmquist
Margaret Sorita Holmquist Mullen
Harvey Edwin "Rowdy" Holmquist
Walter Holmquist
Nancy LaVerna Holmquist Rytand

Redwood City Tribune

Rudolph Holmquist, Longtime Businessman In Redwood City, Dies

Had Operated Hardware Store on Main St.
45 Years Before His Retirement in 1940

Rudolph C. Holmquist, on of Redwood City's earliest merchants and a resident of this city for the past 66 years, died in Sequoia Hospital yesterday evening after a brief illness.

He was 79.

Mr. Holmquist, a native of Sweden, owned and operated the Holmquist Hardware Co. for 45 years before retiring in 1940 and turning the business over to a son, H. E. (Rowdy) Holmquist.

Mr Holmquist established the firm in 1895 when he bought out T. J. McNamara. For two years the store was located on the west side of Main St., but in 1897 was moved to its present address at 875 Main St.

Mr. Holmquist was a member of Redwood City Lodge 168, Free and Accepted Masons and the Redwood City Volunteer Firement.

Funeral services will be held at the Crippen & Flynn Chapel, 1414 El Camino Real, Redwood City, at 2 p.m. Saturday. Interment will be in Union Cemetery, Redwood City.

In 1947 Mr. Holmquist marked the 50th anniversary of his marriage July 17, 1887 to Mrs. Selma C. Holmquist, who survives.

In addition to his widow, Mr. Holmquist leaves seven children, Mrs. Laurine Crockett; Mrs. Margaret Mullen, Harry J., H. Edwin and Rudolph C. Holmquist, all of Redwood City; Mrs. Nancy Rytand of San Francisco and Lt. Walter Holmquist of the U. S. Navy in Kingsville, Tex., and a brother, Hjalmar Holmquist, in Cheney, Wash.

Seventeen Grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren also survive.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that friends contribute to the American Heart Fund or the American Cancer Society.

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