Biography of J. C. Holliday
Arena Township, Mendocino County, CA Biographies





J. C. Holliday. Was born in the Province of Nova Scotia, February 1, 1854, and resided at his birthplace till he was fifteen years old, when he began an apprenticeship to the blacksmith trade and served three years. In 187:3 he emigrated to and settled in Providence, Rhode Island, and for one year he worked in a machine shop. In 1874 he came to California, and took up his residence in Santa Clara county, where he worked at his trade for one year. In 1875 he came to Point Arena and began his present business of carriage making and blacksmithing, and in 1877 united with his present partner, Mr. Spaulding, and they have since continued in the business. Mr. Holliday married Miss Kate Hiett, February 10, 1879, who was born in Cedar county, State of Iowa. July 16, 1858. They have one child, Mary Edith, born March 1, 1880.

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


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