Zella Mae Holloway

Brief Life History of Zella Mae

When Zella Mae Holloway was born on 29 January 1904, in Henderson, Texas, United States, her father, Joseph Welborn Holloway, was 39 and her mother, India Corileoni “Carrie” Thrash, was 30. She married Noma Ballard Tally on 23 April 1921, in Taylor, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons. She lived in Justice Precinct 4, Tarrant, Texas, United States in 1910 and Justice Precinct 2, Taylor, Texas, United States in 1920. She died on 7 August 1974, in Odessa, Ector, Texas, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Elmwood Memorial Park, Abilene, Taylor, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Noma Ballard Tally
1903–1989
Zella Mae Holloway
1904–1974
Marriage: 23 April 1921
Eldon Acney Talley
1922–1936
Huey Bain Talley
1924–1981
Noma Joe Talley
1926–2003

Sources (13)

  • Jella Holloway in household of Joseph Holloway, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Zella Holloway, "Texas, County Marriage Records, 1837-1965"
  • Zella May Talley, "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976"

World Events (8)

1905 · Construction of the Praetorian Building

Texas completed the construction of the Praetorian Building (Stone Plane Tower) in 1909. It was the first skyscraper in Texas and the Southwestern United States. The building had 15 stories and was 190 ft tall.

1906 · Saving Food Labels

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.

1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.

Name Meaning

English: topographic name for someone who lived ‘(by the) sunken road’, from Middle English hol(g)h ‘hollow’ + weie ‘way, road’ (Old English holh + weg), or else a habitational name from any of numerous places so named, such as Holloway (Middlesex) or Holway (Somerset). In Ireland (Leinster), the name has sometimes been Gaelicized as Ó hAilmhic (see Hulvey ).

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

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