A man who has stamped the impress of his strong individuality upon the people of his community, and who is numbered
among the successful ranchers of Tulare county, is George Holaday, who now owns and operates the old Holaday ranch,
one mile west of Tulare. He was born in Tulare on January 29, 1881, the son of Miles and Frances (Mann) Holaday,
both of whom were born and reared in the state of Iowa. In the early '70s they crossed the plains to California,
locating on a ranch near Tulare, where they were succezsful to an eminent degree and there spent the remainder
of their lives, the father dying these in 1319 and the mother in 1923.
George Holaday received a good practical public school education and remained at home assisting his father until
he had gained his majority. Thereafter for several years he was employed on the Government Experimental Farm, near
Tulare, but aside from that he has applied his energies continuously to ranching. He is the owner of a finely improved
place of thirty two acres, on which he carries on dairy farming and the raising of thickens. His life history has
been distinguishes by the most substantial qualities of character and, because of his success and his public spirited
interest in everything tending to benefit the community, he enjoys a well deserved popularity among his fellowmen.
Mr. Holaday was married to Miss Irene Carpenter, whose father was a pioneer wagonmaker and blacksmith here. To
this union have been born two sons, namely: Kenneth, who is a graduate of the Tulare high school, where he was
president of his class and a leader in dramatics and athletics, and is now a student in the law department of the
University of Southern California; and LeRoy, who is now A student in the Tulare high school and he, too, is making
a fine record. Mr. Holaday is a member of the Woodmen of the World and he and his wife are active members of the
Baptist church, he being a member of the finance committee of his church, while Mrs. Holaday is a deaconess.
History of Tulare County, California
By: Kathleen Edwards Small
Kings County, California
By: J. Larry Smith
The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company
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