Ora Mae Holden

15 May 1881–13 December 1971 (Age 90)
Texas, United States

The Life of Ora Mae

When Ora Mae Holden was born on 15 May 1881, in Texas, United States, her father, Henry W. Holden, was 25 and her mother, Sarah Catherine Boren, was 21. She lived in Justice Precinct 3, San Augustine, Texas, United States in 1910 and Justice Precinct 7, Bexar, Texas, United States in 1940. She died on 13 December 1971, in Texas, United States, at the age of 90.

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Craik Weaver Johnson
Ora Mae Holden

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    Belvidera Holden


World Events (8)

1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 1

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.
1894 · Texas Files Lawsuit Against Standard Oil Company

Age 13

Under the direction of Governor Jim Hogg, Texas filed a lawsuit against John D. Rockefeller for violating state monopoly laws. Hogg argued that Standard Oil Company and Water-Piece Oil Company of Missouri were engaged in illegal practices like price fixing, rebates, and consolidation. Rockefeller was indicted, but never tried in a court of law; other employees of his company were convicted as guilty.
1905 · Construction of the Praetorian Building

Age 24

Texas completed the construction of the Praetorian Building (Stone Plane Tower) in 1909. It was the first skyscraper in Texas and the Southwestern United States. The building had 15 stories and was 190 ft tall.

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)

  • Ora M Holden in household of Henry Holden, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Ora M Holden in household of Henry W Holden, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Ora H Johnson in household of Craik W Johnson, "United States Census, 1940"

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