1923 US Naval Academy Yearbook, Lucky Bag, "Biographies" has both a picture and article about George. The biographies include baby or toddler pictures and do no seem to be in any particular order. He is noted as being on the Track Squad years 4 & 3 and playing class Basketball, years, 4, 3, 2. He was a member of Star years 4 & 3.
Married 1937 to Mary LeGrand Clark of Elizabethtown, NC. Had 2 children. Graduated from US Naval Academy in 1923. In 1951 was a Rear Admiral.
21 May 1937. The Monarch of Bermuda sailed from Hamilton, Bermuda, on 19 May 1937, arriving in New York City on May 21st. I suspect this was the return of the Honeymoon. Listed as passengers were Lt. George A. Holderness, age 36, and Mary C. Holderness, age 24. He was born 1901 in Tarboro, NC - she was born 1913 in Elizabethtown, NC. Their home address was the Pennsylvania Apartments, in Pittsburg, PA.
1940 Census. Maplewood, Essex, New Jersey, Hh 185
The U.S. Dept of Veterans Affairs BIRLS Death File, 1850-2010 on Ancestry.com, does list George Allan Holderness. His enlistment date was 8 Jun 1923; he retired 30 Jun 1958.
Burial: Elizabethtown City Cemetery, Bladen Co, NC, as is his wife Mary.
Adm. George Allan HOLDERNESS Jr. and Mary LeGrand CLARK were married on 1 May 1937.172,214 Mary LeGrand CLARK was born on 24 November 1912 in Elizabethtown, Bladen County, North Carolina.172 She died on 22 August 2002 at the age of 89 in Bethesda, Montgomery County, Maryland.
Marriage record states Mary's parents as John Marvin Clark and Mattie Lyon Clark. Her father was deceased; her mother living in Elizabethtown. They were married by Civ. Barbee, Minister of M.E. Church, South, at the First Methodist Church of Elizabethtown. Howard Holderness of Greensboro and Harriet Holderness to Tarboro were two of the witnesses.
Obituary from THE WASHINGTON POST, Saturday, Sep 7, 2002
Adm. George Allan HOLDERNESS Jr. and Mary LeGrand CLARK had the following children:
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