John Lewis Holder

Brief Life History of John Lewis

When John Lewis Holder was born on 8 December 1894, in Kelso, Lincoln, Tennessee, United States, his father, William Green Holder, was 26 and his mother, Percilla Lou "Siller" Gray, was 20. He married Sue Willie Moore on 18 December 1915, in Alabama, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Lim Rock, Jackson, Alabama, United States in 1910 and Civil District 22, Lincoln, Tennessee, United States for about 20 years. He died on 3 March 1967, in United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Lincoln, Lincoln, Tennessee, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Lewis Holder
1894–1967
Sue Willie Moore
1897–1985
Marriage: 18 December 1915
Avvia Holder
1918–
Holbert Holder
1920–1990
Robert Lee Holder
1921–2000
Edna Jane Holder
1924–2012

Sources (15)

  • L John Holder, "United States Census, 1920"
  • John Holder, "Alabama County Marriages, 1809-1950"
  • John Lewis Holder, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"

World Events (8)

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1898 · War with the Spanish

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1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

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Name Meaning

German: topographic name for someone who lived by an elder tree, Middle High German holder, or a topographic or habitational name referring to a house named for its sign of an elder tree. In same areas, for example Alsace, the elder tree was believed to be protective of a house.

Jewish (Ashkenazic): artificial name from German Holder ‘elder tree’.

English: status or occupational name from Middle English holdere, haldere, heldere ‘tenant; servant, retainer; laborer’, an agent derivative of holden ‘to hold’ (Old English healdan). Compare Helder 3.

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

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