The Mount Ayr Record-News, 1931
DEATH of JOHN C. HOLDEN.
John C. HOLDEN, 62 years of age, who was born and lived his entire life in Ringgold county, died yesterday morning at 1:30, at
his home in Liberty township, of apoplexy. Mr. HOLDEN has been in failing health for several years and in the past few weeks
gradually grew worse.
Mr. HOLDEN, son of Mr. and Mrs. John HOLDEN, was born in Lotts Creek township, January 21, 1869. In
the year 1886 he was united in marriage to Pearl FRY and they made their home on a farm in Lotts Creek township until about eighteen
years ago, when they moved to their present home in Liberty township.
He is survived by Mrs. HOLDEN, two daughters, Arala, a
teacher in Arlee, Mont., and Irma, who teaches in Davenport; two brothers, R. C. [Robert C., 1874-1947] and J. E.; and one sister, Mrs. Robert ARMSTRONG.
A son, Millard, and one brother James, preceded him in death.
Funeral arrangements had not been announced at the time the Record-News went to press.
NOTE: Pearl (FRY), wife of John C. HOLDEN, was born on January 13, 1874, and died September 20, 1950 with interment at
Rose Hill Cemetery, Mount Ayr, Ringgold County. John HOLDEN, father of John C., died at age 90 years, 2 months and 25
days on March 4, 1929 with interment at Rose Hill Cemetery, Mount Ayr.
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