Mary Adalaide Holder

20 July 1875–6 April 1953 (Age 77)
Davidson, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Mary Adalaide

When Mary Adalaide Holder was born on 20 July 1875, in Davidson, North Carolina, United States, her father, Emanuel Holder, was 24 and her mother, Sarah Elizabeth Lanning, was 25. She married James Madison Black on 15 October 1896, in Davidson, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Harrison District, Charles City County, Virginia, United States in 1930 and Varina District, Henrico, Virginia, United States in 1940. She died on 6 April 1953, in Roxbury, Charles City County, Virginia, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Washington Memorial Park & Mausoleums, Sandston, Henrico, Virginia, United States.

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James Madison Black
Mary Adalaide Holder
Marriage: 15 October 1896
Howard Duke Black
Beulah Vada Black
Maudis L Black
John Raymond Black
Hazel Emma Black
Holder Wesley Black
Eula Addie Black

Spouse and Children

15 October 1896
Davidson, North Carolina, United States


    Howard Duke Black



    Maudis L Black



    Hazel Emma Black


+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings


    Sarah Elizabeth Lanning




+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1876 · The First Worlds Fair in the U.S.

Age 1

The First official World's Fair, was held to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia. 37 Countries provided venues for all to see.

Age 5

Yadkin College Township was not created in 1868 when Davidson County's original townships were created. It did not exist in the 1870 U.S. Census. It did exist in 1880 per 1880 U.S. Census. [Need to research founding date].
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 21

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 German: topographic name for someone who lived by an elder tree, Middle High German holder, or from a house named for its sign of an elder tree. In same areas, for example Alsace, the elder tree was believed to be the protector of a house.2 Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name from German Holder ‘elder tree’.3 English (chiefly western counties): occupational name for a tender of animals, from an agent derivative of Middle English hold(en) ‘to guard or keep’ (Old English h(e)aldan). It is possible that this word was also used in the wider sense of a holder of land within the feudal system. Compare Helder .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Addie Black in household of James Black, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Addie E Black in household of James M Black, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Addie Black in household of James M Black, "United States Census, 1920"

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