John Holt

Male25 February 1857–5 September 1926

Brief Life History of John

John Holt was born on 25 February 1857, in Loscombe, Dorset, England, United Kingdom. He married Mary Ann Soffe on 26 December 1878, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 7 daughters. He immigrated to Utah, United States in 1862 and lived in Bradpole, Dorset, England, United Kingdom in 1861 and Salt Lake, Utah, United States for about 10 years. He died on 5 September 1926, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 69, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Holt
Mary Ann Soffe
Marriage: 26 December 1878
Virginia Gertrude Holt
Louise May Holt
Eva Pearl Holt
Daisy Marie Holt
Claudia Grace Holt
John Albert Holt
Gauis George Holt
Mabel Ann Holt
Grover Glen Holt
Leland Jordan Holt
Marjorie Holt

Sources (56)

  • John Holt in entry for Leland Jordan Holt, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
  • John Caines Mabey in household of Maria Mabey, "England and Wales Census, 1861"
  • John Holt in entry for Leland J Holt and Tony Mildred Allison, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    26 December 1878Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children (11)

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    Siblings (13)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 6

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

    1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

    Age 6

    The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.

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

    Age 19

    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.

    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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    Story Highlight

    Married Life and a little bit more handwritten by Golda Rideout Soffe

    Our Married Life and a little bit more handwritten by Golda Rideout Soffe I was born in Draper 2 March 1887 in a beautiful homme, a Mrs. Shipp took care of my dear Mother. It was a large home with nic …

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