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353. John Russell HOLDERNESS MD63,105,119 was born on 1 March 1894 in Texas.120 He died on 8 June 1941 at the age of 47 in Commerce, Hunt County, Texas.

World War I Draft registration, dated 5 Jun 1917. John Russell Holderness was then age 23. His address was the Post Office at Commerce, Texas. He was born 1 Mar 1894 in Cumby, Texas. He was a physician, employed at Harper Hospital, Detroit, Mich. He was single. John is described as of medium height, medium build, with brown eye and dark blond hair.
He did serve in World War I - he is on a list of Commerce Men in Service, 11 Nov 1919.
And from the The Commerce Journal, 14 Jul 1919: Dr. & Mrs. Holderness left Monday for New York to visit their son Lt. Holderness.

The Commerce Journal, 30 Jan 1920, p.5
Dr. J. R. Holderness to Practice Here
Dr. J. R. Holderness has returned to Commerce to engage in the practice of his profession. He has been in the North for the past three years.
During his absence, he was employed in Harper's Hospital of Detroit and these places in New York City: Lying-In-Hospital, Broad St. Hospital, Willard Parker Hospital, Army Medical school at Rockefeller Foundation, and for the past nine months as medical examiner at the home office of the Equitable Life Insurance Co.
Dr. Holderness was reared in Commerce, and is the son of Dr. and Mrs. G. W. Holderness. The Journal bespeaks for him a hearty welcome in our midst.

I found a John R. Holderness living in Dallas in 1930, Lodger of Jack Mason He was age 36, a Doctor in general practice.

CEMETERY INSCRIPTIONS OF HUNT CO TX, Vol. IV by Robert Lee Thompson & Kathy Lynn Penson, 1980:
Rosemount Cemetery, Commerce, Hunt Co TX, buried with his parents. Lt. J. Russell 1894-1941.

Online Texas Death Certificates:
Name: John R. Holderness
Death date: 08 Jun 1941
Death place: Precinct 1, Mclennan, Texas
Gender: Male
Race or color (on document): White
Age at death: 47 years 3 months 7 days
Estimated birth year:
Birth date: 01 Mar 1894
Birth place: Commerce, Texas
Marital status: Married
Spouse name:
Father name: George W. Holderness
Father birth place: Texas
Mother name: Mollie Jones
Mother birth place: Texas
Occupation: Physician
Residence: Commerce, Hunt, Texas
Cemetery name:
Burial place: Commerce, Texas
Burial date: 08 Jun 1941
Additional relatives: X
Film number: 2138612
Digital GS number: 4030530
Image number: 247
Reference number: cn 28737
Collection: Texas Deaths, 1890-1976

John Russell HOLDERNESS MD and Winifred O'NEAL were married after 1930.63,105 Winifred O'NEAL, daughter of Edward B. O'NEAL and Martha Earle [O'NEAL], was born on 16 January 1892 in South Carolina.105 She died on 10 April 1955 at the age of 63 in Waco, McLennan County, Texas.105