Roy Lee Holden

11 December 1899–20 July 1970 (Age 70)
North Carolina, United States

The Life of Roy Lee

When Roy Lee Holden was born on 11 December 1899, in North Carolina, United States, his father, Robert Eugene Holden, was 27 and his mother, Sallie Ann Cairnes, was 23. He married Phylona Sarah Maxwell on 24 November 1921, in Henderson, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 4 daughters. He lived in Mills River Township, Henderson, North Carolina, United States in 1940 and Horse Shoe, Henderson, North Carolina, United States in 1970. He died on 20 July 1970, in Henderson, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Shepherd Memorial Park, Mountain Home, Henderson, North Carolina, United States.

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Roy Lee Holden
Phylona Sarah Maxwell
Marriage: 24 November 1921
Mildred Virginia Holden
Margaret Sue Holden
Sally Kate Holden
Alma Lee Holden
Billy Eugene Holden

Spouse and Children

24 November 1921
Henderson, North Carolina, United States


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World Events (8)

1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 1

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.
1900 · Giving Puerto Rico an American Welcome

Age 1

A law that established government on the island of Puerto Rico and gave all Puerto Ricans citizenship. This law was replaced by the Jones–Shafroth Act in 1917.
1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

Age 19

To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.

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)

  • R L Holden, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Roy E Holden in household of Robert E Holden, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Roy E Holden in household of Eugene R Holden, "United States Census, 1920"

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