Biography of Franklin W. Holland
Marin County, CA Biographies





Franklin W. Holland. The subject of this memoir is a native of Newburyport, Massachusetts; was born September 30, 1837. When quite young his parents removed to Boston, where he was educated. Mr. Holland served as salesman in different stores in that city until eighteen years of age, after which he followed the business of shipping clerk and stevedore for a period of seven years. He held the position of Assistant Master of Transportation in Butler's Department during the civil war, after which he engaged in the retail boot and shoe business in East Boston. He emigrated to California via Panama in 1866, arriving in San Francisco in March of that year. He came at once to Tomales, and engaged with Warren Dutton for a period of three years, when he returned to his home in the East, but returning to Tomales, entered into business with Warren Dutton, which continued until the business was disposed of to Kowalsky & Co. in 1873, since when he has been in their employ. Was appointed postmaster in 1877' and still holds that position. Married, February 19, 1866, Julia Sargent of Chelsea, Mass., by whom he has Julia A., Frank S., Mabel W., Mary Emily, and Emma Gertrude.

From:
History of Marin County, California
Alley, Bowen & Co., Publishers
San Francisco, California 1880


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