D. L. HOLDEN, agent for the Illinois Central Railroad, Matteson, was born at Groton, N. H., November 13. 1824.
His parents moved to West Hartford, Vt., in 1829. where they lived until 1836. whence they removed to Will County
Ill., and settled on a farm in Fraukfort Township. D. L. Holden there followed agricultural pursuits until the
Civil War, in November, 1861, enlisting in Company F, 53d Illinois Volunteer Infantry. Soon afterward he was detailed
to the Commissary Department. and promoted to Regimental Sergeant, which position hs held until July 28, 1865,
when he was mustered out of service, September 1, 1865, he came to Matteson, Cook County, and took charge of the
business of the Illinois Central Railroad. where he has since continued. For a number of years he has been a member
of the school board. March 15, 1871, he married Miss Esther P. Parrish. of Kalamazoo, Mich. They have four children
- Charles C. P. and Homer P. (twins). Howard L and Morton P.
History of Cook County, Illinois
From the earliest period to the present time.
BY: A. T. Andreas
A. T. Andreas, Publisher
Names A to B
Names C to G
Names H to M
Names N to Z
Also see [ Railway Officials in America 1906