John Edgar Holland

23 May 1877–29 July 1954 (Age 77)
Johnson, Texas, United States

The Life of John Edgar

When John Edgar Holland was born on 23 May 1877, in Johnson, Texas, United States, his father, John William Holland, was 38 and his mother, Martha Jane Parish, was 32. He married Mamie Bertha McGaugh on 5 December 1900, in Brown, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Justice Precinct 5, Brown, Texas, United States for about 20 years. He died on 29 July 1954, in Brady, McCulloch, Texas, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Brady, McCulloch, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Edgar Holland
Minnie Lovna Wright
Marriage: 13 January 1907
Vera Maude Holland
Lillie Valeath Holland

Spouse and Children


    Minnie Lovna Wright


13 January 1907
Brown, Texas, United States


Parents and Siblings

    John William Holland


    Martha Jane Parish




    William Lafayette Holland


    Mary Elizabeth "Mamie" Holland


    Henry Columbus Holland


    Mary Lucille Holland


    Nancy Angeline Holland


+8 More Children

World Events (8)

1881 · Construction of the Fort Worth & Denver Railway

Age 4

Grenville M. Dodge oversaw the construction of the Fort Worth & Denver Railway. Work began at Hodge Junction, and eventually extended to the New Mexico border by 1888. Service began on April 1, 1888, with trains travelling between Fort Worth and Denver.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 4

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 21

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

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)

  • John E Holland, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Johnny Holland, "United States Census, 1920"
  • John E Holland, "United States Census, 1910"

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