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591. Robert N. HOLDERNESS180,205 was born on 2 April 1858.204,205,207 He died on 12 August 1905 at the age of 47 in Black Jack Grove, Hopkins County, Texas.198,207

The Holderness book has Robert "N." Newspaper article also has Robert N. 1880 Census has Robert "M" but also has the surname spelled "Holness". Robert was working as a clerk in a dry goods store at that time.

A list of the postmasters in Hopkins County, TX shows that Robert N. Holderness was the Postmaster at Black Jack Grove in 1887, again in 1893, continuing through 1896 when the post office was renamed to Cumby.

Fort Worth Gazette. (Fort Worth, Tex.), Vol. 15, No. 301, Ed. 1, Wednesday, August 12, 1891
300 Votes for the Plucky Orphan
Black Jack Grove, Aug 10. Place 300 votes to the credit of Miss Willie Devall, and here's check to pay for the same. East Texas, look well to your laurels! Miss Willie should win this race by all means, as there is none more deserving, and she had the ability to reflect credit upon the state. Votes contributed as follows: Dr. George W. Holderness, 25 votes; R. N. Holderness, 12 1/2 votes.
This was a page in the paper devoted to a contest for art scholarships for ten Texas Girls

Serial Set Vol. #2568, Session Vol. #4, 50th Congress - 1st Session
H Misc Doc 87, pt 2 [Miscellaneous House Document]
Official register of the U.S. containing list of officers and employees in civil, military, and naval service as of 1 Jul 1887. Postmasters
p.685 Black Jack Grove Hopkins Co TX R. N. Holderness $426.47
as of 1 Jul 1889
p.752 Black Jack Grove Hopkins Co TX R. N. Holderness $460.20
In 1895, he received $590.00 - in 1897 he received $597.82.

Fort Worth Gazette. (Fort Worth, Tex.), Vol. 18, No. 337, Ed. 1, Friday, October 26, 1894
Barn and Horse
Black Jack, Tex. Oct 25. The barn of R. N. Holderness, together with a lot of hay and corn, burned this afternoon.
A valuable horse that was in the barn was burned to death. Loss, $350. No insurance.

1900 Census states that Robert N. was 41, born Apr of 1859.

Buried Cumby Cemetery.

Article from Hopkins County Heritage of Mar, 1998, states that he was engaged in the drug business in Black Jack Grove.

An article describing the fire which consumed the City Hotel in Black Jack Grove, which apparently happened not long after Robert's death, reveals that he died while in residence there.
R. W. Harris - The Passing of Cumby Land Mark
June 7, 1932
In the burning of the City Hotel about midnight Friday night, one of the
historic landmarks of old Black Jack Grove was destroyed. This well known
hostelry was erected in the summer of 1885, by R. R. Williams, who at its
completion gave a supper and dance, for which he charged $1.50 a head,
taking in $150.00 in cash receipts on the occasion.
..... The building was noticed to be on fire in the upper story shortly after
midnight by our efficient night watchman, Dan Rippy, who immediately gave
alarm and although the fire boys responded promptly and labored
heroically, yet before the fire was placed under control, the house was
damaged beyond repair and is practically a total loss.
...At the time of the fire, it was occupied by H. C. Mathis and family as a
home, but it had not been operated as a hotel for the past couple years.
...There has been
many joyous occasions when extra special meals were given and hilarity
and joy reigned supreme and again deaths have been recorded inside its
spacious rooms. The late Robert N. Holderness died there in August of
1905, and both Sam S. Mathews and his good wife breathed their last in
the old hotel, and there have also been other deaths.

Robert N. HOLDERNESS and A. V. "Lola" PHILLIPS were married on 1 September 1887 in Delta County, Texas.225 A. V. "Lola" PHILLIPS204 was born on 7 April 1871. She died on 22 October 1895 at the age of 24 in Hopkins County, Texas.

Fort Worth Gazette. (Fort Worth, Tex.), Vol. 19, No. 176, Ed. 1, Monday, May 20, 1895
Sulphur Springs
Mrs. Bob Holderness and Miss Willie Holderness of Black Jack spent Wednesday with their sister, Mrs. John Russell.

Lola was not present for the 1900 Census. Robert and children were living with his father. Alabama was given as the birthplace for their mother.

Fort Worth Gazette. (Fort Worth, Tex.), Vol. 19, No. 311, Ed. 1, Wednesday, October 23, 1895
Died of Consumption
Mrs. Lola Holderness at Black Jack, Texas
Black Jack, Tex. Oct 22. Mrs. Lola Holderness, wife of R. Holderness, died here of consumption this afternoon.

Robert N. HOLDERNESS and A. V. "Lola" PHILLIPS had the following children:



Junius "Ive" HOLDERNESS52,223,226,227 was born on 24 July 1888.204,215,228 He died on 13 October 1971 at the age of 83 in Hunt County, Texas.215

Letter from Willie Holderness to Bettie Haden mentions that "Ive is working in a drugstore in Commerce now". Letter dated 20 Aug 1906.

1910 Census. Rains Co TX, Precinct !, Sheet 7A, Household 125. J. Ive Holderness, age 21, married 3 months, b. TX, father b. AR, mother b. AL. He was working as a pharmacist in a local drug store. Lulu, wife, age 21, b. TX, parents b. U.S.

Junius Ive Holderness registered for the World War I Draft, 5 Jun 1917. He was then age 28, living in Cumby, Texas. Born 24 Jul 1888. He was Druggist, self-employed. He was married. He signed as "J. I. Holderness". Junius was described as medium height, medium build, with gray eyes and black hair, bald.

1930 Census. Lived in Hunt Co, in Greenville. Junius was age 41, Owner of a drug store. Lula was working as a saleslady in ready to wear. A niece was living with them - her name difficult to read but seems to be Remal Crabb, age 24, no occupation. They also had a boarder, who was working in the drug store - George Miller, age 21.

Enlistment, Oath of Service, & Description - Ranger Force. Hunt Co TX. J. Ive Holderness, born Hopkins County, aged 44 years 7 months, occupation Druggist, voluntarily enlisted 8 Feb 1933 as a private in the Ranger Force for two years. Height: 5'10". Complexion Fair, Eyes Blue, Hair dark. Born at Cumby, Hopkins Co TX. Weight 175. Residence: Greenville, TX. Married. [Papers rec'd from TX State Archives]

Dallas Morning News, 8 Nov 1940
Greenville Gets National Roque Tourney in 1941
Greenville, TX, Nov. 7. J. Ive Holderness, president of the Greenville Roque Club, has been advised by Ira Fitzgerald, secretary of the American Roque League, Inc., that this city has been chosen as the site for the 1941 national roque tournament, which will be entered by many of the nation's leading players. The tournament will be staged in August.
Each year the national roque tournament, lasting about two weeks, attracts approximately 300 persons from throughout the United States. J. D. Smith of Dallas is vice-president of the American Roque League. Dr. J. S. Cooper of Greenville is a member of the board of directors.
Wikipedia: Roque is a variant of croquet, but played on hard smooth surface. It was an Olympic sport in the 1904 Summer Games, replacing croquet.

Dallas Morning News, 4 Jun 1952
DRUGSTORE opportunity, established 55 years, best location, large volume. Sacrifice account health owner. $6,000. Will handle. IVE HOLDERNESS. Phone 632. Greenville, Texas.
Dallas Morning News, 5 Oct 1953 - want ads
COMPLETE drug and soda fountain fixtures. Sell all or separately. J. I. Holderness. 2012 Stonewall, Greenville, TX. Phone 632.

Rains County TX - Marriages 1966 USGenWeb Archives
Junius Ive Holderness age 78 to Alda Duffey age 75. Rains Co 12/21/1966.

Texas Death Index lists Junius I Holderness, died in Hunt Co, TX as "Single". Too many of these records have Single - it's obviously some type of database error.

Buried Forest Park Cemetery, Greenville, Hunt Co, TX.
Greenville Herald Banner, Friday, 15 Oct 1971
Deaths, Holderness, J. Ive, 83 yrs, 1888 - 13 Oct 1971
Services were at the First Baptist Church. He was the husband of Lula May Crabb who died in 1959.

Online Texas Death Certificates:
Name: Junius Ive Holderness
Death date: 13 Oct 1971
Death place: Greenville, Hunt, Texas
Gender: Male
Race or color (on document):
Age at death: 83 years
Estimated birth year: 1888
Birth date:
Birth place:
Marital status:
Spouse name:
Father name: Robert N. Holderness
Father birth place:
Mother name: Lola Phillips
Mother birth place:
Cemetery name:
Burial place:
Burial date:
Additional relatives:
Film number: 2223435
Digital GS number: 4169948
Image number: 2899
Reference number: 73709
Collection: Texas Deaths, 1890-1976



Lynna HOLDERNESS229 was born in June 1890 in Texas.204 She died in 1930 at the age of 40.226

Dallas Morning News, 21 Dec 1899
Santa's Letter Box
Cumby, Tex., Dec 19 - Dear Santa Claus: I am a little girl 9 years old. come to see my Christmas and bring me a pair of gloves, a fascinator, set of toy dishes, some candy, oranges, nuts, and fruits. Your little friend. Lynna Holdeerness.

I found a card from a party, June 14, 1911, at the residence of R. W. Harris [Virginia "Jennie" Holderness]. Guests were Mrs. J. G. Russell [Rebecca Holderness] of Madill, Okla., Mrs. J. B. Haden [Elizabeth Holderness] of Ladonia, Tex., Mrs. C. H. Wright [Willie Holderness], also of Madill, and Miss Lynna Holderness of "Just Anywhere". I suspect the occasion was the 21st birthday of Lynna. The ladies were her four aunts.

Had one child, Gary B. Hogan Jr. who married Alberta Camplin.

1920 Census. Greenville, Hunt Co, TX, ED 123, Sheet 3B, Hh 50
G. B. Hogan, age 23 b. TX, parents birthplace not given, bank examiner, travels.
Lynna, wife, age 29, b. TX, father b. AR, mother's birthplace unknown
G. B. Jr, son, age 4 years, 4 months, b. in Texas.

1930 Census. Guthrie, Logan Co OK, ED 42-12, Sheet 4A, Hh 89
G. B. Hogan, age 37, married at age 21, b. TX, parents b. AL, Salesman, Oil & Gas Co.
Lynna, wife, age 38, married at age 22, b. TX, father b. AR, mother b. AL
Gary, son, 14, b. TX
Otts Dutton, cousin, [male], age 30, b. Alabama, parents b. AL, Manager, filling station.
Although the Holderness book states that Lynna died in 1930, it was obviously later this year. The census was taken on April 5th.