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William Luther Holland
Posted by: Ed DeWhitt (ID *****5338) Date: June 20, 2005 at 13:55:36
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I am looking for information on William Luther Holland, my maternal grandfather, who married Fannie Virginia Nichols in Jennings, Pawnee Co., OK., on May 18, 1910. He was born May 09, 1889, in Mississippi, the son of William Thomas Holland (born August 15, 1866; died March 14, 1926) & Minnie Lee Jordan (born September 17, 1870, in Alabama; died August 30, 1955, in Yale, Payne Co., OK.) I have traced the line back to James Thomas Holland (William Thomas' father)(born May 01, 1844, Russell County (?), AL; died in 1914 in Durham, Roger Mills Co., OK.) William Luther had 5 siblings: Thomas Abner (born November 02, 1890; died February 12, 1971). Oma Leona (born July 01, 1892; date of death unknown.) Winston R. (born February 1894; died February 18, 1969.) Lurene (born December 10, 1898; died March 24, 1997.) Linval (no other information.)
William Luther & Fannie had two children: Doris (born February 20, 1914, in Yale, OK) & Iris Ellen (my mother)(born October 7, 1916, in Yale.) When my mother was about 2 years-old, William Luther abandoned the family. To my knowledge, neither Fannie nor his daughters ever saw him again. I know he was alive as late as November 14, 1932, because of a divorce decree filed in Payne County, OK District Court on November 14, 1932 on grounds of desertion. The divorce papers and court orders of that date state "the defendant has entered his general appearance and waved the issuance of service and summons . . . " . The court order also stated that the defendant (William Luther Holland) may "visit with the children at reasonable times and places."

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