Biography of Walter B. Holden


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Holden, Walter B., was born on the Holden homestead near Campbell's Point, March 9, 1859. He was educated in the district school and is by occupation a thorough market gardner. November 29, 1888, he married Eunice A. De Witt, of the town of Henderson. N. Y., and they have three children: Clifford C.. Genevieve and Karl W. Mr. Holden in his political choice is a thorough Republican. His father, Aaron Holden, was born in Hadley, N. Y., in the year 1813 and was educated there; he married Orrilla, daughter of Israel and Lydia (Conroe) Root, of Mechanicsyule, Saratoga county, and they had ten children: Clay, Frelinghuysen, Winfield, Theodore, Seward, Myron, Emmett, Walter B., Talcot and Jessie. Mr. Holden died September 15, 1870, and his widow March 11, 1892. Mrs. Holden's father, William De Witt, was born in Canada, February 9, 1843, and her mother was born in Canada March 4, 1841, and both were educated there; he came to the United States in 1865; he married Eliza Hicks, daughter of James and Nancy (Bbyce) Hicks of Canada, and they had six children: Charles E., Eunice A., Elva R., Seymour, Rosella and Clay B. Mr. and Mrs. De Witt are both living at this date, 1897. The Holdens are of New England origin and the De Witts of Scotch Canadian.

Our County and it's people
a descriptive work on Jefferson County, New York
Edited by: Edgar C. Emerson
The Boston History Co., Publishers, Syracuse, N. Y. 1898