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57. Adm. George Allan HOLDERNESS Jr.138 was born on 10 November 1900.138 He died on 17 April 1987 at the age of 86.

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.

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.

Adm. George Allan HOLDERNESS Jr. and Mary LeGrand CLARK were married on 1 May 1937.95,138 Mary LeGrand CLARK was born on 24 November 1912.95 She died on 22 August 2002 at the age of 89 in Bethesda, Montgomery County, Maryland.

Obituary from THE WASHINGTON POST, Saturday, Sep 7, 2002
Mary Clark Holderness, 89, an amateur artist who in the 1970s designed a large stained-glass window for Children's Hospital, died Aug 22 of stroke complications at Suburban Hospital in Bethesda.
She had lived in the Washington area since the 1950s and in Chevy Chase since 1958.
Mrs. Holderness, a native of Elizabethtown, NC attended Salem College in North Carolina.
She had a home studio and produced sculptures, watercolors and portraits into the 1990s.
The window at the hospital, the focal point of its children's chapel, was commissioned by fundraiser John Sharon and his wife, Frances. Mrs. Holderness realized the family theme working with the artisan John P. F. Coleman.
She was a member of Chevy Chase Club and the Friends of Stratford.
Her husband, retired Rear Adm. George A. Holderness Jr. whom she married in 1937, died in 1987.
Survivors include a daughter, Jan Holderness of Washington; and a son, George III, of Bethesda.
[copy sent by Robert Holderness]

Adm. George Allan HOLDERNESS Jr. and Mary LeGrand CLARK had the following children:

104

i.

Jan Clark HOLDERNESS (private).95

105

ii.

George Allen HOLDERNESS III (private).95