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243. Charles Sidney HOLDERNESS45,63,119 was born on 18 July 1874 in Texas.75 He died on 10 September 1966 at the age of 92 in Dallas, Dallas County, Texas.131

The 1900 Census gives Charles' birth date as Jul 1875.

Dallas Morning News, 28 Aug 1905
Drug Store for sale; stock all new and well selected; good location, established trade, good paying business, invoices $1,200; population 1,000. Reasons for selling, death of proprietor. Address C. S. Holderness, Administrator, Cumby, Tex.
[Obviously in reference to his father's drug store in Cumby.]

The Galveston Daily News, 17 Jul 1909, p. 6, "Six New Examiners"
July 16. The commissioners of state banking today announced the appointment of the following additional bank examiners under the new laws passed by the Thirty-First Legislature.....C. S. Holderness of Cumby, Texas.
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Charles registered for the World War I Draft on 12 Sep 1918. He gave his full name as Charles Sidney Holderness and signed the same. His address was 1512 Colorado, Austin, Travis Co, Texas. He was then age 44, born 18 Jul 1874. He was a Deputy Bank Commissioner for the State of Texas, employed at the Capitol in Austin. His wife was Nannie Eugene Holderness. He is described as of medium height, medium build, brown eyes, dark hair.

1930 Census, living in Greenville, Hunt Co TX. Occupation listed as Bank Examiner. Jean's age was given as 47, Charles was 55.

I found this interesting case from the Court of Criminal Appeals of Texas.
Dated 28 Jan 1931. W. T. Dunn v. the State. Original opinion dated 2 Apr 1930. Overruled.
Dunn, while cashier of the Altoga State Bank, at a time he did not have $500.00 to his credit in the bank, and did not have that amount owing to him by said bank, gave a check for $500 on said bank and caused it to be paid out of bank funds.
It is clear he was a cashier at the time. He did not have said sum to his credit on 1 Oct 1926 as proved by Mr. Holderness, bank examiner. The check was for $500 to Higginbotham-Bailey-Logan Co of Dallas. Mr. Holderness swore that on Nov 22nd, after the bank burned, he went to see about it and the appellant gave him a $500 check drawn in favor of H.B.L.Co on 1 Oct 1926, which was endorsed by them to the Repulic National Bank of Dallas, appellant telling Mr. Holderness at the time the said check belonged to the bank and was being carried as cash.
The appellant maintained that the heads and managers of accounting deparments that had testified, could not know by personal contact as to the information that were testifying about and should not have been entered as evidence. There had been a motion for rehearing of the case but that was overruled.
Reporter: 117 Tex. Crim. 522


In 1931, Charles & Jean lived in Greenville as noted in the Diary of Joseph B. Haden. By 1934, diary entries of their visits to Joe B. mention that they came from Dallas.
Was a state bank examiner; assistant Attorney General; was also employed by the IRS for 15 years preceding his retirement at age 74. Had no children.

Dallas Morning News, 6 Nov 1932
Will Make Home in Dallas
Mr. and Mrs. Charles S. Holderness of Greenville will come to Dallas soon to make their home here. They have completed a two-story brick home at 6245 Richmond. the contract was handled by Mullins Brothers. Mr. Holderness is a State bank examiner.

Dallas Morning News, 4 Jan 1941
First Income Tax Payment
The first Federal income taxpayer of the year was C. S. Holderness, left [there was an accompanying picture], 6247 Richmond, vice-president of the First Federal Savings and Loan Association, who is pictured here paying the taxes for the association to Internal Revenue Collector W. A. Thomas, Friday. Individual blanks were placed in the mail during the night Thursday and individual payers will begin paying in a few days, Thomas predicted.
Note: The two men were first cousins once removed.

Date of death found in Texas Death Index <http://userdb.rootsweb.com/tx/death/search.cgi>

Online Texas Death Certificates:
Name: Charles Sidney Holderness
Death date: 10 Sep 1966
Death place: Greenville, Hunt, Texas
Gender: Male
Race or color (on document): White
Age at death: 92 years
Estimated birth year:
Birth date: 18 Jul 1874
Birth place: Texas
Marital status: Widowed
Spouse name:
Father name: R. C. Holderness
Father birth place:
Mother name: Virginia Thomas
Mother birth place:
Occupation: Banker
Residence: Greenville, Hunt, Texas
Cemetery name: Hillcrest Mausaleum
Burial place: Dallas, Texas
Burial date:
Additional relatives: X
Film number: 2118406
Digital GS number: 4030072
Image number: 547
Reference number: cn 60191
Collection: Texas Deaths, 1890-1976

Charles Sidney HOLDERNESS and Eugenia "Jean" HOOKER were married on 12 June 1903 in Hopkins County, Texas.37,125 Eugenia "Jean" HOOKER90 was born in 1883 in Texas.63 She died on 5 August 1954 at the age of 71 in Dallas, Dallas County, Texas.

The obituary of Mrs. A. E. Hooker reveals that she was the mother of Mrs. Charles S. Holderness. From the DAILY TELEGRAM, 15 JUN 1924. Mrs. Hooker was 89 and had lived in Hunt County more than 60 years. 10 children, only 3 living: Mrs. W. M. Plemmons of Lone Oak, Mrs. M. M. McBride & Mrs. C. S. Holderness of Greenville. Services were in the First Baptist Church in Lone Oak.

The 1880 Census for Hunt Co TX, p.521A had the following:
James Hooker, 49, b. TN
Ann E. Hooker, 45, b. AL [age agrees with Mrs. A. E. above]
Ella Hambill, dau, age 23, b. TX, F. b. AL, M. b. TN
Benj. F. Hambill, son, age 19
Leah C. Hambill, dau, age 18
John J. Hambill, son, age 13 [are these Ann's children by a former marriage?]
Mary M. Hooker, dau, age 8 [Mrs. M. M. McBride? of the obit?]
Mildred A. Hooker, dau, age 4
Nancy E. Hooker, dau, age 1 [could this be Eugenia? or was she born after 1880?]

In the 1930 Census, Jean gave her age as 47, or born about 1883 so she would not have been listed in the family in 1880. She was born in Texas, her father b. TN, her mother b. in OK. [Alabama seems considerably more likely.]

Dallas Morning News, 7 Aug 1954
Mrs. Holderness Funeral Rites to be Saturday
Funeral services for Mrs. C. S. Holderness who died Thursday at her home, 6247 Richmond, will be at 5 pm Saturday at the Sparkman-Brand Funeral Chapel, 2115 Ross.
Dr. W. A. Criswell and the Rev. Fred Hambrick will officiate. Entombment will be in Hillcrest Mausoleum.
Mrs. Holderness was widely known for her religious and charity work. A member of the First Baptist church, she financed the education of a missionary in China and a Baptist minister in Texas.
She had lived in Dallas more than thirty years.
She was born in Hunt County, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. Tom Hooker who settled there in 1840.
She was a member of the Schubert Choral Club of Dallas and the Eastern Star. Much of her time was devoted to painting.
She is survived by her husband, C. S. Holderness, vice-president of the First Federal Savings and Loan Assocaion, and a sister, Mrs. M. M. McBride of Greenville.

Death Certificate:
#2114217
Certificate #38444
Nannie Eugene Holderness
Dallas, Dallas Co TX 6247 Richmond lived there 30 yr
Died: 5 Aug 1954
Female, White, Married b: 29 Jun 1879 75 yr 1m 6d
Housewife. b. Texas
Father: Tom Hooker Mother: Ann DuBose [birthplaces unk]
Informant: C. S. Holderness
Disease: Cerebral thromboses 2 mo.
Antecedent cause: arterioscleratic heart disease; pyelonephritis
Attended on 8/5/54 Died at 6:30 PM
Eugene E. Mason, MD 3707 Gaston Ave 8/6/54
Entombment 8/7/54 at Hillcrest Mausoleum, Dallas
Sparkman Brand Inc., Funeral Director