Sophia Holtz

FemaleDecember 1866–10 June 1945

Brief Life History of Sophia

When Sophia Holtz was born in December 1866, in Germany, her father, Fred Holtz, was 24 and her mother, Mary Abel, was 24. She married Lyman Fairchild on 25 December 1890, in Wakeshma Township, Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. She immigrated to United States in 1870 and lived in Wakeshma Township, Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States in 1880 and Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States in 1920. She died on 10 June 1945, in Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Fulton, Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States.

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Lyman Fairchild
Sophia Holtz
Marriage: 25 December 1890
Louis Holtz
Mary Ellen Fairchild
Eva Fairchild

Sources (15)

  • Sophia Fairchild in entry for Mary O. Fairchild, "Michigan Births, 1867-1902"
  • Sophie Fairchild in household of Lyman Fairchild, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Sophie Holtz in entry for Julius Yucker and Mary Ellen Fairchild, "Michigan Marriages, 1868-1925"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    25 December 1890Wakeshma Township, Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States
  • Children (3)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (5)

    World Events (8)

    1867 · Sorry Mr. President, You can't do that.

    Age 1

    This Act was to restrict the power of the President removing certain office holders without approval of the Senate. It denies the President the power to remove any executive officer who had been appointed by the president with the advice and consent of the Senate, unless the Senate approved the removal during the next full session of Congress. The Amendment was later repealed.

    1879 · New State Capitol Building Dedicated

    Age 13

    After the second state capitol had been destroyed, Michigan Governor Henry P. Baldwin initiated the passing of a bill that would cover the costs for a new building. The bill was adopted and raised over $1 million by a six year state income tax. Architect Elijah E. Myers' design named Tuebor, or I will defend, was selected and he was commissioned to design the new capitol building. The renaissance revival brick and sandstone building soared 267 feet from the ground and was dedicated on January 1, 1879.

    1887 · The Bagley Memorial Fountain

    Age 21

    "The Bagley Memorial Fountain was erected in 1887 with funds from the estate of John Judson Bagley. Bagley's will ordered the construction of the drinking fountain which would provide the people of Detroit ""water cold and pure as the coldest mountain stream."" H.H. Richards was the architect for the Romanesque-style, pink granite, lionhead fountain. It is engraved with the words, ""TESTAMENTARY GIFT FOR THE PEOPLE FROM JOHN JUDSON BAGLEY A.D. MDCCCLXXXVII""."

    Name Meaning

    German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Holz ‘wood’ and, in North America, (also) an altered form of this. This surname is also found in France (Alsace and Lorraine), Sweden, Denmark, and the Netherlands.

    Germanized or Americanized form of Sorbian Hólc (see Holz 3).

    Germanized or Americanized form of Slovenian Holc ‘wood’ (see Holz 4, compare 1 above).

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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