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37. Marvin Early HOLDERNESS79,80 was born on 4 May 1877.76,142 He died in January 1974 at the age of 96 in Columbia, Tennessee.142

World War I Draft Registration:
Marvin Early Holderness
5646 Kingsbury Blvd. St. Louis, MO
Age 41, Born May 4, 1877
Asst. Cashier at Third National Bank, Broadway & Olive St., St. Louis
Nearest relative: Eunice Jackson Holderness of the same address.
Signed with his signature: Marvin Early Holderness
Medium height, medium build, blue eyes, brown hair
12 Sep 1918


Dallas Morning News, 4 May 1919
Holderness Made Official of St. Louis Institution
Special to The News
St. Louis, Mo. May 3 - M. E. Holderness was made vice president of the Third National Bank of St. Louis at a recent meeting of the directors of the bank. Mr. Holderness has been connected with the Third National Bank for the last four years, in charge of the publicity and advertising department and the savings department, with the title of assistant cashier....

Author of Holderness book. Lived in St. Louis in 1941.

Marvin Early HOLDERNESS and Eunice Baxter JACKSON were married.145 Eunice Baxter JACKSON, daughter of Robert Francis JACKSON and Mannie BAXTER, was born in August 1893 in Tennessee.

Marvin Early HOLDERNESS and Eunice Baxter JACKSON had the following children:

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Eunice Jackson HOLDERNESS145 was born on 16 August 1917 in Tennessee. She died on 8 April 2007 at the age of 89 in Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee.142

Eunice sailed on the "S. S. Monarch of Bermuda" departing from Hamilton, Bermuda, 2 Apr 1937, arriving in New York 4 Apr 1937. She was age 19, born 1918 in Nashville, TN.
Her address was 17 Wyclaron Terrace, St. Louis, MO

29 Dec 1941. Engagement Announced
Mr. & Mrs. Marvin Early Holderness of St. Louis, MO, announce the engagement of their daugher, Eunice Jackson Holderness, to William Pillow Ridley Jr. of Columbia, TN.
Miss Holderness is the granddaughter of the late Dr. Mrs. A. S. Holderness of Fordyce, Mrs. Robert F. Jackson of Nashville TN and a niece of Mrs. John R. Hampton [Sarah Virginia Holderness] of Little Rock, H. I. Holderness of Pine Bluff, and Miss Minnie Holderness of Fordyce, and was a visitor in Arkansas last summer.
She graduated from Mary Institute & Vassar College. She made her debut at a ball given by her parents at the St. Louis Woman's Club and was special maid of honor at the Veiled Prophet's Ball that year. She is a member of the Junior League.
Mr. Ridley, the son of William P. Ridley, graduated from the University of Tennessee and resides at Clifton Place, the historic family home near Nashville, TN. He is a member of Bellemeade Country Club.

Missouri Marriage Records, 1805-2002, Ancestry.com
Married in St. Louis, 14 Mar 1942. The bride was 24; the groom 35.

Married William P. Ridley, Jr. Two children, Eunice Jackson Ridley born 9 Jan 1944, and William Pillow Ridley III, born 28 Dec 1945.

In 1948, they were living in Columbia, TN
City Directory: W. P. Ridley Jr. (Eunice) RFD 1

According to Holderness descendant Eunice remarried after William Ridley's death and as of the summer of 2001, she was in a nursing home. Daughter Eunice lives in Franklin, TN.

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Marvin E. HOLDERNESS Jr.145 was born on 16 September 1921.142 He died on 12 April 1976 at the age of 54 in New York, New York.142
1910 Census. Davidson Co TN, Nashville, Ward 21 First Civil District
Marvin E. Holderness, Boarder, age 32. Born Arkansas, father b. SC, mother b. Mississippi. In the household of Charles S. Brown, #255

<www.archives.gov> US National Archives & Records Administration
File Unit Title: Electronic Army Serial Number Merged File, ca. 1938-1946
Record Group 64
Marvin E. Holderness Jr. Serial Number 37408097. Lived in St. Louis Missouri and enlisted at Jefferson Barracks, MO on 31 Dec 1942 as a private. He was born in MO in 1921 and was still single, without dependents.
Enlistment Records on Ancestry.com:
Marvin E. Holderness Jr. had 4 years of college.
He was 71 in. tall, weight 160 pounds.

Married Rebecca Lawson Yates. Had daughter Rebecca Porter Holderness born 9 Feb 1957. Holderness descendant said she married (1) Lawson and (2) Yates.

New York Times (1857-Current File). New York, N.Y.: Jun 28, 1955. pg. 22, 1 pgs
Miss Lawson Yates Will Be Married Jr. On July 30 to Marvin Holderness


ProQuest Historical Newspapers - Obituaries
The New York Times, 12 Apr 1976, p.32
Deaths
HOLDERNESS - Marvin E. , Jr. The Tennessee Society in New York mourns the death of its Trustee and former President, Marvin E. Holderness, Jr. and extends deepest sympathy to the family.
HOLDERNESS - Marvin E. Jr. husband of Rebecca Lawson, father of Rebecca, brother of Eunice Ridley. Visiting 6-8 PM, Monday at Frank E. Campbell, Madison Ave. at 81st St. Service Tuesday, 11 AM at Christ Church Methodist, Park Ave at 60th St. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to The Floating Hospital, St. John's Guild.
and on 13 Apr 1976, p.36
HOLDERNESS - Marvin E., Jr. The Board of Trustees of St. John's Guild - The Floating Hospital notes with deepest sorrow the death of a trustee and friend. He gave much to the Guild in terms of concern and support and will be greatly missed. Our sympathy is extended to his family.
Rutherford Hubbard, President
St. John's Guild - The Floating Hospital
101 Park Ave., NY, NY 10017