Floy Henderson Holder

14 September 1907–26 September 1985 (Age 78)
Austin, Barren, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Floy Henderson

When Floy Henderson Holder was born on 14 September 1907, in Austin, Barren, Kentucky, United States, her father, William Augustus Holder, was 31 and her mother, Rosa B. Carver, was 27. She lived in Tracy, Barren, Kentucky, United States in 1910 and Scottsville, Allen, Kentucky, United States in 1920. She died on 26 September 1985, in Hopkinsville, Christian, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Green Hill Memorial Gardens, Hopkinsville, Christian, Kentucky, United States.

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World Events (8)

1908 · The Bureau of Investigation is formed

Age 1

Known as the National Bureau of Criminal Identification, The Bureau of Investigation helped agencies across the country identify different criminals. President Roosevelt instructed that there be an autonomous investigative service that would report only to the Attorney General.
1912 · McCreary County Created

Age 5

Named after James B. McCreary a Confederate war hero and two time Governor of Kentucky McCreary County was created in 1912.

Age 22

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

Name Meaning

1 German: topographic name for someone who lived by an elder tree, Middle High German holder, or from a house named for its sign of an elder tree. In same areas, for example Alsace, the elder tree was believed to be the protector of a house.2 Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name from German Holder ‘elder tree’.3 English (chiefly western counties): occupational name for a tender of animals, from an agent derivative of Middle English hold(en) ‘to guard or keep’ (Old English h(e)aldan). It is possible that this word was also used in the wider sense of a holder of land within the feudal system. Compare Helder .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Flory Halder in household of Gus Halder, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Floy Holden in household of William G Holden, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Floy Holder in entry for Alverson, "Kentucky Death Records, 1911-1963"

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