Ottis Theron Holland

20 December 1901–20 July 1960 (Age 58)
Webster, Mississippi, United States

The Life of Ottis Theron

When Ottis Theron Holland was born on 20 December 1901, in Webster, Mississippi, United States, his father, John Frederick Holland, was 40 and his mother, Charity Viola Shaffer, was 26. He lived in Starnes, Webster, Mississippi, United States in 1920 and Beat 4, Webster, Mississippi, United States in 1930. He died on 20 July 1960, in Mississippi, United States, at the age of 58, and was buried in Sapa, Webster, Mississippi, United States.

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John Frederick Holland
Charity Viola Shaffer
Clairsie Modena Holland
Minnie Lee Holland
Ottis Theron Holland
Infant Daughter Holland
John Frederick Holland
Mary Bertha Holland
Vitae I Holland
Elzie Brown Holland
Monie Holland

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World Events (8)

1902 · So Much Farm Land

Age 1

A law that funded many irrigation and agricultural projects in the western states.
1907 · Boll Weevil Destroys Most the Cotton Crop

Age 6

When the boll weevil threatened most the Mississippi Delta, it put the state’s cotton crop in peril. By the time the boll weevil reached Mississippi it had already destroyed four million bales of cotton. This added up to $238 million at the time or about 6 billion in present day. The boll weevil depends on cotton for every stage of its life.

Age 16

U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.

Name Meaning

1 Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hÓileáin, a variant of Ó hAoláin, from a form of Faolán (with loss of the initial F-), a personal name representing a diminutive of faol ‘wolf’. Compare Whelan .2 English and Scottish: habitational name from Holland, a division of Lincolnshire, or any of the eight villages in various parts of England so called, from Old English hōh ‘ridge’ + land ‘land’. The Scottish name may also be from places called Holland in Orkney, Houlland in Shetland, Hollandbush in Stirlingshire, and Holland-Hirst in the parish of Kirkintilloch.3 English, German, Jewish (Ashkenazic), Danish, and Dutch: regional name from Holland, a province of the Netherlands.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Thurmon Halland in household of John F Halland, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Theron Holland in household of John F Holland, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Othis T Holland in household of John F Holland, "United States Census, 1920"

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