Biography of Horace W. Holden
Chemung County, NY Biographies





Holden, Horace W., who was born in Mansfield, Tioga County, Pa., April 25, 1827, acquired his education in the common schools and has been a druggist since 1852. April 6, 1856, he married Laura A. Williams and they have had six children: Emma, Rossa, Ella, and Archie, all deceased, and Elsie, born October 5, 1867, and Herbert W., born December 3, 1870. The latter attended the graded schools of Elmira and graduated from the commercial college, and is a druggist with his father. Mr. Holden enlisted, October 16, 1861, in Company D, Fifty seventh Infantry Pennsylvania Volunteers, and was transferred to the medical department because of his proficiency in medicine. He was honorably discharged in September, 1864, on account of physical disabihty. His father, Daniel Holden, was born in Barry, Mass., in 1786, and married Lydia Lounsbury, of New York State, by whom he had nine children, namely: Eliza, Lucy, Daniel L., Isaac, Dewitt C., John A., George R., Horace W., and Reuben N.

From:
Our County and its people
A History of the Valley and County of Chemung
BY: Ausburn Towner
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1892


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