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138. Thomas Brooks HOLDERNESS202 was born on 21 June 1869 in Hopkins County, Texas.138,139,203 He died on 13 October 1952 at the age of 83 in Ennis, Ellis County, Texas.186,203

The 1900 Census gives Thomas birth as Jun of 1870.

1910 Census, Delta Co TX, Cooper City. Thomas B. Holderness age 31, married 10 years. b. TX as were both parents [This is wrong, not given by Thomas apparently.] Wagon Drive, Area Delivery. Willie, wife, age 40, 1 child, b. TX as were both parent. Russell, son, age 8, b. TX.

1920 Census. Paris Ward 4, Lamar Co, TX, Hh 12
T. B. Holderness, age 49, b. TX, occupation, lumber yard
Willie, wife, age 50, b. TX
Robert, son, 17, b. TX

Dallas Morning News, 11 Dec 1922
State Briefs
Paris, Texas, Dec. 10 -- Paris Camp No. 10, Woodmen of the World, elected the following officers for the ensuing term: W. H. Caldwell, consul commander; T. B. Holderness, adviser lieutenant; T. O. Nance, banker; J. E. Leatherman, clerk; J. Sid Buford, R. L. Reed and G. W. Jenkins, managers.

1929 Paris City Directory
Thos. B. Holderness (Willie) h: 141 N. 26th

1930 Census. Paris, Lamar Co, TX, Hh 417
Thomas B. Holderness, age 60, married at age 31, born TX, parents b. VA, salesman, dry goods
Willie, wife, age 60, b. TX, father b. KY, mother b. TN

1940 Census. Paris, Lamar Co TX, Hh 123.
Living at 141 N. 25th St. - they all lived in the same house in 1935
Thomas Holderness, age 70, b. TX
Willie, wife, age 70, b. TX
Tommie Nettles, Sister-in-law, age 64, b. TX

Listed as living in Enis, TX in mid 1950 when sister Elizabeth died. His death certificate showed that the last 5 years of his life, Thomas was living in the IOOF Home, Route 3, Ennis, Ellis Co TX. His residence had been Paris, Lamar County, and he is buried Evergreen Cemetery in Paris. He was widowed at the time of death; information was supplied by his brother C. S. Holderness.

Internment Record for Thomas B. Holderness
Name: Thomas B. Holderness
Born: 21 Jun 1869
Died: 13 Oct 1952
Buried: Evergreen
Location: 20-36-03
Notes: On the same stone with Willie Raines Holderness & Robert R. Holderness

Death Certificate:
Certificate #48611
Died: Ellis Co TX Rural Prec #3 [Ennis] 5 yrs
Usual Residence: Lamar Co., Paris
Thomas Brooks Holderness Died October 13, 1952
Male, White, Widowed b. June 21, 1869 Age 83y 3m 22d
Usual occupation: Oil Deliveries
Born: Hopkins Co TX
Father: Dr. Robert C. Holderness, b. NC
Mother: Virginia Thomas b. VA
Informant: C. S. Holderness
Died of myocarditis, 4 days
Had Ca of Prostate, 2 yrs
No autopsy
Dr. attended from 7 Nov 1947 to 13 Ot 1952. Death occurred 3:27 PM
E. F. Baker, MD Ennis TX Signed: 15 Oct 1952
Burial on 14 Oct 1952, Evergreen Cemetery, Paris TX
J. E. Keever Mortuary

Thomas Brooks HOLDERNESS and Willie RAINES were married about 1900.202 Willie RAINES was born on 5 October 1869 in Hopkins County, Texas.204 She died on 29 December 1946 at the age of 77 in Paris, Lamar County, Texas.204

The 1880 Census revealed parents for Willie - she was named for her father. This may not be her family......
Big Creek Twp, Sebastian Co, AR, Hh 332
Williams Rains, age 40, farmer, b. NC, parents b. NC
Elizabeth, wife, age 36, b. NC, her parents b. NC
Eugenia, age 19, dau, b. NC. Sarah C. 18, dau., b. NC
Willie J., 9, dau, b. Texas
Wm H. Rains, 5, son, b. TX
Ida E., age 2 months, b. Apr, dau, b. AR

In 1900, Willie was yet unmarried.
Paris, Ward 4, Lamar Co, TX, Hh 289
Mary E. Raines, b. Feb 1846, age 53, Widow, 6 children [apparently counted only those living with her], b. TN, father b. TN, mother b. VA
Willie, dau, b. Oct 1868, age 32, , b. TX, father b. KY, mother b. TN [I think both wrong!]
All the others listed as born in TX.
Lenard, son, b. Feb 1873, age 27 Note: This may be a second wife with stepchildren.
Tommie L, dau, b. Aug 1875, 24
Cora, dau, b. Feb 1880, age 20
Russell, son, b. Feb 1882, age 18
Robert, son, b. Jul 1883, age 16

Interment Record for Willie Raines Holderness
Name: Willie Raines Holderness
Born: 5 Oct 1869
Died: 29 Dec 1946
Buried: Evergreen
Location: 20-36-02
Notes: THE PARIS NEWS Mon., Dec. 30, 1946. 'Mrs. T.B. Holderness, 252-8th NE, died of a heart attack at home at 7:30 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 29. She was formerly Miss Willie Raines, daughter of the late R. and Mary E. Raines, and was born Oct. 5, 1869, in Hopkins County. She had lived in Lamar County most of her life and was a member of the First Methodist Church and of Paris Rebecca Lodge No. 20. The funeral, conducted by the Rev. Walter Vanderpool of First Methodist Church and the Rev. Ben Bell of Calvary Methodist Church was set for 4 p.m. Monday at Manton-Fry Funeral Home with burial in Evergreen Cemetery. Named as pallbearers were O.W. Nowlin, Luther Higgs, Harvey Loyless, Sam Pointer, Ola Gain and C.B. Harris. Besides her husband, Mrs. Holderness leaves these sisters, and brothers: Mrs. W.L. Nettles and Leonard Raines, Paris; Mrs. Guy Fay, Tulsa, Ok, and R.G. Raines, Ardmore, OK.'

Death Certificate:
Certificate #56224
Lamar Co Paris 525 8th St, N.E.
Willie Raines Holderness, residence for 70 yr
Female, White, Married d. 29 Dec 1946
b. 5 Oct 1869 77y 2m 24d
Housewife, b. Hopkins Co TX
Father: R. Raines, b. KY
Mother: Mary E. Anderson, b. TN
Informant: L. Raines, 736 E. Washington, Paris, TX
Attended on 29 Dec 1946 d. at 7:30 AM
Cardio Renal disease with acute failure 5 yrs
M.A.Walker, MD
Buried Evergreen Cemetery, Paris Dec 30, 1946
Manton Fry Co, Paris

Thomas Brooks HOLDERNESS and Willie RAINES had the following children:



Robert Russell HOLDERNESS was born on 11 September 1902.202,204 He died on 22 December 1926 at the age of 24 in Paris, Lamar County, Texas.204

No marriages listed for Holderness in Lamar Co TX. Robert Russell was not listed as a graduate from high school in Paris in the database at the Lamar Co site. I believe he died without issue.

Interment Record for Robert R. Holderness
Name: Robert R. Holderness
Born: 11 Sep 1902
Died: 22 Dec 1926
Buried: Evergreen
Location: 20-36-01
Notes: On the same stone with Willie (Raines) Holderness & Thomas B. Holderness.

Death Certificate
Certificate #42626
Lamar Co, Paris
144 N. 26th St., Ward 4
Robt R. Holderness
Male, White, Single
d. Dec 22, 1926
b. Sept 11, 1902 24y 3m 11d
No occupation listed
Born: Paris, TX
Father: T. B. Holderness, b. Hopkins Co TX
Mother: Willie Raines, b. Paris TX
Informant L.R.Raines, Paris, TX
Dr. attended July 1926 to 22 Dec 1926 died at 3:35 AM
Cause of death: Pulmonary Tuberculosis
Dr.: W. W. Fitzpatrick, Paris, TX
Signed: 12/23/1926
Buried Evergreen Cemetery 12/23/1926
Undertaker: Manton-Fry Co, Paris