Simon Samuel Holden

2 January 1873–1954 (Age 80)
Smithfield Township, DeKalb, Indiana, United States

The Life of Simon Samuel

When Simon Samuel Holden was born on 2 January 1873, in Smithfield Township, DeKalb, Indiana, United States, his father, John Smith Holden, was 41 and his mother, Elizabeth McClish, was 22. He married Mary O Bohler on 9 August 1898, in DeKalb, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Quincy, Branch, Michigan, United States for about 10 years and Detroit Ward 20, Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States in 1920. He died in 1954, in Battle Creek, Calhoun, Michigan, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Quincy, Branch, Michigan, United States.

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Family Time Line

Simon Samuel Holden
Mary O Bohler
Marriage: 9 August 1898
Gladys May Holden
Clifford B. Holden
Howard S Holden

Spouse and Children

9 August 1898
DeKalb, Indiana, United States



    Clifford B. Holden


    Howard S Holden


Parents and Siblings

    John Smith Holden


    Elizabeth McClish




World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 2

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.
1881 · Center of Stove Manufacturing

Age 8

During the late 19th century, cast-iron stove manufacturing became Detroit's top industry and later the city received the nickname, "Stove Capital of the World."
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 23

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

Name Meaning

1 English (mainly Lancashire): habitational name from places in Lancashire and West Yorkshire, both so named from Old English hol ‘hollow’, ‘sunken’, ‘deep’ + denu ‘valley’. Compare Holcombe .2 German: unexplained.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Simon Holden in household of Elmer Gates, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Simon S Holden, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Simon Holden in household of John S Holden, "United States Census, 1880"

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