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347. Roy HOLDERNESS63,105 was born in December 1890 in Texas.37

In 1920, Roy seems to be a Boarder in the household of George R. Dale. He is given as age 28. Birth said to be Illinois, father b. England, mother b. Illinois - all incorrect.. However, his occupation was Coal Miner.

Roy HOLDERNESS and Cecile [HOLDERNESS] were married.104 Cecile [HOLDERNESS]153,154 was born in 1896.

1920 Census. Mora Co, New Mexico. Cecile had apparently gone back home and taken the children to live with her mother. She is in the houshold of Hollie R. Johnson, age 43, his wife Sarah Alice, age 45, a son Darril age 15. Cecile Holderness is named as step-daughter, age 24, Divorced. Doniban [sic] age 6 and Gwendolyn age 4 are step-grandchildren.

1930 Census. San Miguel Co, NM. Cecile had married again - head of household is Ora Ambrose. Cecile is given as born in Kansas, as were both her parents. [In 1920 her state of birth was given in MO, father's as MO her mother's as West Virginia] There are three children in the family. John, age 17, evidently a son of Ora Ambrose. Donovan is listed as a daughter and Gwendolyn as a son.; they were now 17 and 14 years old. Their father is listed as born in IN, no doubt because that's where Ora Ambrose was born and the children are not listed with the surname Holderness.

Roy HOLDERNESS and Cecile [HOLDERNESS] had the following children:

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Donovan HOLDERNESS was born on 12 February 1913.63,104 He died in February 1990 at the age of 77.104

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Gwendolyn HOLDERNESS104 was born in 1916 in New Mexico.63

Gwen probably two years younger than Donovan. Husband's given name was Monty from back of old photo. They married 12 Feb 1938.