William Vance Holt

Brief Life History of William Vance

When William Vance Holt was born on 5 October 1856, in Bedford, Tennessee, United States, his father, David Dolphus Holt, was 28 and his mother, Narcissa Blanton, was 23. He married Willie Frances Allison on 10 December 1884. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Justice Precinct 3, Denton, Texas, United States in 1900 and McKinney, Collin, Texas, United States in 1910. He died on 8 April 1928, in Dallas, Dallas, Texas, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Dallas, Dallas, Texas, United States.

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William Vance Holt
Willie Frances Allison
Marriage: 10 December 1884
Ethel Virginia Holt
Eula Narcissus Holt
Cora Allison Holt
Willis David Holt
Donald Dennis Holt
Lucille Holt
Emma Evelyn Holt

Sources (11)

  • Wm V Holt in household of Francis Holt, "United States Census, 1920"
  • William Vance Holt, "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976"
  • W V Holt in entry for Donald Dennis Holt, "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976"

World Events (8)

1862 · Battle of Shiloh

The battle of Shiloh took place on April 6, 1862 and April 7, 1862. Confederate soldiers camp through the woods next to where the Union soldiers were camped at Pittsburg Landing on the Tennessee River. With 23,000 casualties this was the bloodiest battle of the Civil War up to this point.


Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

English, North German, Dutch, Danish, and Norwegian: topographic name for someone who lived in or by a small wood, from Middle English, Middle Low German, Danish, and Norwegian holt, or a habitational name from one of the many places called with this word. In England, the surname is widely distributed, but more common in Lancashire and Yorkshire than elsewhere.

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

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