Biography of Mrs. Malias Holdridge


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Holdridge, Mrs. Malisa. -The late Orange Holdridge was born in the town of Henderson Jefferson county. N. Y., April 30, 1833, was educated in the district schools, and a sailor by occupation. In 1862 he enlisted in the 10th Heavy Artillery, N. Y. Vols., and was honorably discharged at the close of the war by reason of surgeon's certificate of disability. December 31, 1856, he married Malisa Haskins of the town of Lyme, and they had four children: Mary B., William H., Ina M. and Ernest D. Mary E. died at the age of twenty-five; William H. died in his second year; Ina M. married Julius Bechtel of Sackets Harbor, now of Buffalo, N. Y.; and Ernest D. died in his sixth year. Mr. Hoidridge died in 1882. Mrs. Holdridge's father, Reubin Haskins, was born in Vermont in the year 1786, and came here with his parents when a boy. He was in the war of 1812, but not as a soldier. He married Emily Fuller of this county, and they had six children: Malisa (as above), Henry A., Annie, Edwin, Adeline, and Willard. Mr. Haskins died in 1861 and his widow in 1892. The ancestry of the family is of New England stock.

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