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386. Adm. George Allan HOLDERNESS Jr.136 was born on 10 November 1900 in Tarboro, Edgecombe County, North Carolina.136 He died on 17 April 1987 at the age of 86.

1923 US Naval Academy Yearbook, Lucky Bag, "Biographies" has both a picture and article about George. The biographies include baby or toddler pictures and do no seem to be in any particular order. He is noted as being on the Track Squad years 4 & 3 and playing class Basketball, years, 4, 3, 2. He was a member of Star years 4 & 3.

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.

21 May 1937. The Monarch of Bermuda sailed from Hamilton, Bermuda, on 19 May 1937, arriving in New York City on May 21st. I suspect this was the return of the Honeymoon. Listed as passengers were Lt. George A. Holderness, age 36, and Mary C. Holderness, age 24. He was born 1901 in Tarboro, NC - she was born 1913 in Elizabethtown, NC. Their home address was the Pennsylvania Apartments, in Pittsburg, PA.

1940 Census. Maplewood, Essex, New Jersey, Hh 185
George Holderness, 37, b. NC - lived in Pittsburgm PA, 5 years ago, Officer, US Navy
Mary A., wife, 27, b. NC - lived in Elizabethtown, NC, 5 years ago
Mary, dau, 2, b. PA
Mary Waller, Servant, negro, 70, Servant, Private family

The U.S. Dept of Veterans Affairs BIRLS Death File, 1850-2010 on, does list George Allan Holderness. His enlistment date was 8 Jun 1923; he retired 30 Jun 1958.

Burial: Elizabethtown City Cemetery, Bladen Co, NC, as is his wife Mary.

Adm. George Allan HOLDERNESS Jr. and Mary LeGrand CLARK were married on 1 May 1937.7,136 Mary LeGrand CLARK was born on 24 November 1912 in Elizabethtown, Bladen County, North Carolina.7 She died on 22 August 2002 at the age of 89 in Bethesda, Montgomery County, Maryland.

Marriage record states Mary's parents as John Marvin Clark and Mattie Lyon Clark. Her father was deceased; her mother living in Elizabethtown. They were married by Civ. Barbee, Minister of M.E. Church, South, at the First Methodist Church of Elizabethtown. Howard Holderness of Greensboro and Harriet Holderness to Tarboro were two of the witnesses.

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:



Jan Clark HOLDERNESS (private).7



George Allen HOLDERNESS III (private).7