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Rev Calvin Britton Holbrook

Rev Calvin Britton Holbrook

Birth
Westmoreland, Cheshire County, New Hampshire, USA
Death 9 May 1924 (aged 94)
Wendell, Gooding County, Idaho, USA
Burial Wendell, Gooding County, Idaho, USA
Plot Lot 22-22-01, in old section 2nd lot near Flag
Memorial ID 48063438 · View Source
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Calvin Britton Holbrook left New Hampshire in the Spring of 1849 went to Richwood, Ohio. In 1850 he married Mary Ann Gearhart, daughter of Isaac and Ann Shafer Gearhart, by Rev. William Hamilton. Mary Ann and Calvin went to New Haven, Gratiot Co., Michigan a couple of years after they were married. Calvin was Justice of Peace in New Haven Twp., in 1857. (History of Gratiot County, New Haven Elections, page 381.)

In September of 1866, Calvin and Mary Ann moved from Ohio to Iowa, possible Lucas County, where Calvin's sister, Sarah Dorinda and her husband Alvary Boylan lived.

From: Steph McGrath: 1922/1922 articles in Adams County, Iowa Free Press: Calvin and Mary Ann Holbrook came to Adams county, Iowa in 1865, residing on a farm about 4 miles north of Corning. Calvin served as pastor on the Quincy and Brooks charge of the ME churches. In about 1873 they moved to Clay City, Nebraska. Adams County is where his brother Joseph R. Holbrook and family lived.

In 1873 Calvin moved his family from Iowa to Nebraska.

In the spring of 1882, Calvin and Mary Ann moved from Nebraska to Pleasant Lake, North Dakota with their son Calvin Luther Holbrook and his family and their daughter, Emeline Holbrook and her husband Charles Mendenhall. (See story by Effie Holbrook Geibel). Calvin was the first Postmaster of Pleasant Lake, North Dakota.

Between 1907 and 1910 Calvin moved to Wendell, Idaho with wife Mary Ann and Son Liston Mack and his wife Alice Ann. They both died in Wendell, Gooding Co., Idaho and are buried at the Wendell Cemetery.

Military:
Name: Calvin B. Holbrook
Company: D
Unit: 11 Ohio Cavalry.
Rank - Induction: Q. M. Sergeant
Rank - Discharge: Q. M. Sergeant
Allegiance: Union
Calvin enlisted in the Union Army, the 11th Ohio Cavalry, Company G, on June 12, 1863 at a rank of Sergeant. Enlisted with him were his brother in-laws, Serrin Jerome Finch and George Gearhart. Civil War: Enlisted at Springfield, OH as a Private, into the 11th Ohio Calvary, Company G, Rank In and Out: Quarter Master Sgt. Assigned to Indian warfare.



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  • Created by: Judith A. Churchill
  • Added: 13 Feb 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 48063438
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Rev Calvin Britton Holbrook (29 Aug 1829–9 May 1924), Find A Grave Memorial no. 48063438, citing Wendell Cemetery, Wendell, Gooding County, Idaho, USA ; Maintained by Judith A. Churchill (contributor 46955937) .