John Wiley Holden

December 1852–27 February 1900 (Age 47)
Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States

The Life Summary of John Wiley

When John Wiley Holden was born in December 1852, in Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States, his father, Wiley Hines Holden, was 32 and his mother, Abigail Olmstead, was 34. He married Mary Emma Covert about January 1879, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in O'Connor, Greeley, Nebraska, United States in 1885 and Salina, Apache, Arizona, United States in 1898. He died on 27 February 1900, in Bingham Canyon, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 47, and was buried in East Side Cemetery, Salina, Sevier, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Wiley Holden
Katherine Jeppson
Marriage: 5 May 1898
Cyrus Hyrum Holden
John Wiley Holden Jr

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    5 May 1898Richfield, Sevier, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 2
    On May 30, 1854, the Kansas-Nebraska Act was passed. It allowed people in the territories of Kansas and Nebraska to decide whether or not they wanted to allow slavery within their borders. This Act repealed the Missouri Compromise of 1820.
    Age 11
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    Age 13
    Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

    Name Meaning

    English: habitational name from one or more of various places so named, especially Holden in Haslingden (Lancashire), but also Holden in Bolton and Holden in Silsden (both Yorkshire), Holedean Farm in Henfield and Holden in Rotherfield (both Sussex), Holding Farm in Cheriton and Woolding Farm in Whitchurch (Hampshire), and Holden in Southborough (Kent). Most of the placenames derive from Old English hol ‘hollow’ + denu ‘valley’, though Holden in Rotherfield (Sussex) and Holden in Southborough (Kent) may have Old English denn ‘pasture’ as the final element. Compare Holcomb .Norwegian: habitational name from the name of several farms, most of them derived from Old Norse hǫll ‘slope, hillside’.

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

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    Story Highlight


    ABIGAIL OLMSTEAD HOLDEN (Original History written by her grand-daughter, Harriet Heath Gates) (Revised and re-written by Pat L. Bird Sagers - 2005) Abigail Olmstead was born in Ohio, near Lake Erie, …

    Sources (21)

    • John Holden in entry for Unknown, "Utah, County Birth and Death Records,1892-1951"
    • Jno Holden in household of Joshua Holden, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Mr. John W Holden/K. Jeppeson, "UT, County Marriages, 1887-1940" - 1898

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