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130. Mary Catherine WALTERS16 was born on 17 November 1835 in North Carolina.11 She died on 1 September 1906 at the age of 70 in Danville, Pittsylvania County, Virginia.

Mary would seem to have been named for her two grandmothers.

1860 Census. Southern District, Pittsylvania Co VA, Danville P.O. Hh 962
C. G. Holland, age 26, tobacconist, b. VA
Mary C., age 23, b. NC
Willard W., age 1.
A. A. Holland, age 22, manager, b. VA
John W. Holland was on the same page, age 38, also tobacconist.

1870 Census. Pittsylvania Co VA, Town of Danville, Hh 330
Holland, Christopher, age 36, Tobo Manufactuer, b. VA
Mary C., age 32, b. NC
Children born in Virginia: Willard, age 11, Walters 8, Kate Lee 5, and Frank, 2.

1880 Census. Pittsylvania Co VA, Danville, Hh 128
C.G. Holland, age 45, Tobacco Manufacture, b. VA as were his parents
Mary C., age 40, wife, b. NC, parents b. VA
Willard, 21, son, clerk in tob. facty., b. VA
Walters, 18, son, clerk in tob. facty., b. VA
Kate Lee 16, daughter, at school, b. VA
Frank 12, son. Nellie 7, daughter. Gilmer 4, son. Bessie A. 1, daughter.
This was a household of multiple families. Listed next was Mary's sister's family.
C. M. Flinn, age 45, wife's bro-in-law, b. NC as were his parents
B. W., age 35, sister-in-law, boarder, b. NC, parents b. VA
Beverly, 3, son of last, boarder
A. G., 4 months, born in January, son of sister-in-law
Servants and their families listed next.

1900 Census. 3rd Ward, Danville (Independent City) VA Hh 97
Charles G. Holland, b. Mar 1877, age 22, b. VA, insurance
Mary C., mother, b. Nov 1835, age 64, b. NC
Nellie H., sister, b. Jun 1875, age 24
Bessie A., sister, b. Mar 1879, age 21

The Danville Register, Danville, VA, Sunday, 2 Sep 1906, p. 1.
MRS. MARY WALTERS HOLLAND, wife of the late Christopher G. Holland, died yesterday at her home on Main Street after a protracted illness of about two months. Since early spring of this year she had been in feeble health, and on July 7th, she was compelled to take to her bed.
Mary Catherine Walters was born at Cottage Grove near this city, 17 Nov 1835, and was the daughter of A. G. Walters and wife. Her early life was spent at her home and her education was begun at the Greensboro Female College and completed at Hollins Institute. In 1885, [prob. 1865, 1885] she married the late C. G. Holland.
Her children are Messrs. W. W. and W. A. Holland of this city; Mrs. W. D. Judkins of New York; Mr. Frank D. Holland of Atlanta, GA; Mr. C. G. Holland, Mrs. Julian M. Robinson [Bessie], and Miss Nellie M. Holland of this city. Mrs. Holland is also survived by three brothers: Messrs. Felix W., R. A. and A. E. Waters, all of Danville or vicinity. She was a member of the First Baptist Church. Funeral services will conducted from the First Baptist Church tomorrow and interment will be made in Green Hill Cemetery.

Mary Catherine WALTERS and Christopher Grant "Kit" HOLLAND were married circa 1857. Christopher Grant "Kit" HOLLAND was born in 1834 in Franklin County, Virginia. He died on 17 August 1896 at the age of 62 in Danville, Pittsylvania County, Virginia.

Apparently there are assorted siblings living together.
1850 Census. Danville, Pittsylvania Co, VA, Hh 85
John W. Holland, age 26, b. VA
B. L. Holland, age 25 [male], b. VA
Mary Holland, age 22, b. VA
Christopher Holland, age 14, b. VA
L or S. A. Holland, age 4, male, b. VA
in the next household, 86
Thomas Law, age 28
L. H. Holland, age 33 [male]
S. H. Turner, age 27 [male]
Asa Holland, age 21
Julia Law, age 20
Peter Law, age 17
Geo. W. Law, age 8

Found in Pittsylvania Co. in 1840
Stephen Holland: 2 males under 5, 2m 5-10, 1m 10-15, 2m 15-20, 1m 30-40 [seems young to be father - possibly in wrong column], 1f 20-30, 1f 40-50
and in Regt 107
Joseph Holland: 1m age 60-70, 1f 30-40
I would strongly suspect Stephen Holland was the father - Joseph could even have been the grandfather.

Stephen was there in 1830 as well.
Stephen Holland: 3m under 5, 2m 5-10, 2m 10-15, 1m 40-50. 2f 5-10, 1f 15-20, 1f 40-50
and
Joseph Holland: 2m 20-30, 1m 50-60. 1f under 5, 1f 15-20, 1f 20-30, 1f 60-70, 1f 70-80
and
Richd Holland: 3m under 5, 1m 5-10, 1m 10-15, 1m 40-50. 1f under 5, 1f 5-10, 2f 20-30

Richmond Dispatch, 19 Aug 1896, Page 6
The Late Christopher G. Holland
Danville, VA, August 18 (Special)
The Danville Tobacco Association at a largely attended meeting this morning passed resolutions of respect to the memory of Mr. Christopher G. Holland, for many years prominent in the trace.
This afternoon a public meeting of citizens was held in Masonic Hall, Mayor Harry Wooding presiding, to take suitable action on Mr. Holland's death. A series of resolutions eulogistic of the dead were reported by a committee and adopted. Messrs. James P. Harrison, E. G. Mosely, and Thomas Hamlin gave touching personal testimony to the virtues of the deceased. The funeral services will take place at 9 o'clock tomorrow morning from the First Baptist church, Rev. T. B. Thames officiating.

The Roanoke Daily Times, 18 Aug 1896, Page 4
Danville Man Dead
Danville, August 17. Christopher Grant Holland, for forty years a prominent citizen and tobacconist of Danville, died suddenly this evening while seated in his office. Apoplexy was the fatal malady. Deceased was born in Franklin county 63 years ago. He was prominent in establishing Danville's now extensive cotton interests and in building of the Atlantic and Danville railway, was for years a member of council and was one of Danville's wealthiest citizens.

This was his brother:
Richmond Dispatch, 24 Jul 1897
John W. Holland
Death of This prominent Citizen of Danville Yesterday.
Danville, VA, July 23 (Special)
John W. Holland, one of Danville's oldest and most prominent and esteemed citizens died today at his residence on Main street, after a long illness of Bright's disease; aged 75 years. He was born in Franklin County, Va. where he engaged in the tobacco business at 15 years of age. He moved to Danville in 1850 and began manufacturing and selling tobacco. Mr. Holland was regarded as the pioneer tobacconist of Danville, and was active in this city's advancement as a market and manufacturing centre. For twenty years, up to 1887, he and his brother, the late C. G. Holland, engaged in the manufacture of tobacco, both retiring on account of ill health, after having amassed handsome competences. Deceased was also interested in Danville banking institutions, was for ten years a member and for several years President of the City Council, and was a useful, public-spirited citizen. His son, Charles L. Holland and second wife (nee Fowlkes of Nottoway County) survive. The funeral will take place at 9 o'clock tomorrow morning.

Mary Catherine WALTERS and Christopher Grant "Kit" HOLLAND had the following children:

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i.

Willard W. HOLLAND was born in 1859 in Virginia.

Mother's obit had W. W. Holland.

1910 Census. Ward 2, Danville, VA Hh 113
Willard W. Holland, age 50, married 27 years, merchant - furniture
Martha E., wife, age 48, 3 children, b. VA, parents b. VA
Elizabeth G., dau, age 24
Catherine P., dau, age 19
Woolley, Mary B., dau, age 28, widowed, 4 children, saleslady, department store
Mary E., granddau, age 8
Thomas B., grandson, age 6
Katherine, granddau, age 3
Richard W., grandson, age 10/12
Nellie H. Holland, sister, age 36
Bertha Dunmore, servant, B. age 11

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ii.

Walters A. HOLLAND.

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iii.

Kate Lee HOLLAND.

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iv.

Frank D. HOLLAND was born in 1868 in Virginia.

1910 Census. Ward 6, Atlanta, Fulton Co, GA, Hh 639
Frank D. Holland, age 41, married 11 years, insurance agency
Julia B., wife, age 30, no children, b. GA
Grace B. Bayard, mother-in-law, age 58, widow, had 2 children-both living, b. GA

So Frank apparently married Julia B. Bayard circa 1899.

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v.

Nellie H. HOLLAND was born in June 1875 in Virginia.

Nellie, unmarried, lived with her brother Willard in 1910, and sister Bessie & her husband Dr. Julian M. Robinson in 1920 & 1930.

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vi.

Charles Gilmer HOLLAND was born in March 1877 in Virginia.

1900 Census. 3rd Ward, Danville (Independent City) VA Hh 97
Charles G. Holland, b. Mar 1877, age 22, b. VA, insurance
Mary C., mother, b. Nov 1835, age 64, b. NC
Nellie H., sister, b. Jun 1875, age 24
Bessie A., sister, b. Mar 1879, age 21

1920 Census. 4th Ward, Danville, VA Hh 243
Gilmer Holland, age 42, partner real estate & ins.
Lillian, wife, age 34
Gilmore, son, age 8

A C. G. Holland was listed as a cousin of Mollie B. Walters in her obituary of 1922 - this would be Charles Gilmer.

1930 Census. District 6, Danville, VA Hh 601
J. D. Turner, lodger, age 60, salesman, dry goods
C. Gilmore Holland, Head, age 53, married at age 28 [1905] manager [part unreadable]
Lillian H. wife, age 45, married at 20
C. G. Jr., son, age 18

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vii.

Elizabeth A. "Bessie" HOLLAND.