Pvt Jc Holman

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Pvt Jc Holman

  • Birth 11 Apr 1921
  • Death 28 Sep 2002
  • Burial Kennett Square, Chester County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Memorial ID 43431923

An incredibly tough, powerful, hilarious, and loving man, who was a hero to five grandsons and two granddaughters.

Jay was born in very hard times in the Smokey Mountains, and like many young men of his time migrated north to find steady work, finally settling in Pennsylvania after WWII.

He had a long career as an iron worker, and had a hand in building many miles of interstate highway and bridges between Baltimore and Philadelphia before being disabled in a fall from an overpass on a construction site.

What would have killed a lesser man cost him a year long hospital stay and the use of one arm, forcing him into "retirement".

Jay's version of being retired and disabled involved tending to his several head of beef cattle every day, and even into his 60's, with only one arm, his grown grandsons had trouble keeping up with him in the barn.


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  • Created by: Jay38063
  • Added: 23 Oct 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 43431923
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Pvt Jc Holman (11 Apr 1921–28 Sep 2002), Find A Grave Memorial no. 43431923, citing Union Hill Cemetery, Kennett Square, Chester County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Jay38063 (contributor 47157105) .