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Holloway, Horace G., was born in the town of Hounsfield, December 25, 1835. He obtained his education in the common schools, and early in life was a farmer. August 9, 1862, he enlisted in Co. H, 10th Heavy Artillery, N. Y. Vols, was wounded in the right hand in front of Petersburg, April 2, 1865, and was honorably discharged May 28, 1865, holding the office of first duty sergeant. October 4, 1854, he married Victoria E. Utter of his native town, and they had three children: Edwin D., Ella M. and lone G. Edwin D. married Helen Washburn of the town of Adams, and they have two sons, Artie and C. Harold; Ella M. married George S. Waterbury of this town, and they have a baby girl not named; lone G. married George H. Ward, also of this town, and they have two sons, Edwin G., born December 13, 1895, and Oswald H., born January 2, 1898. Mr. Holloway is a member of Joseph K. Barnes Post, Sackets Harbor, No. 360, G.A.R., Department of New York. Mr. Holloway was appointed lighthouse keeper under President Arthur and has held the position ever since. His grandfather, Daniel Holloway, was a soldier in the Revolutionary war, and his father, Charles, was also a soldier in the war of 1812. Mrs. Holloway's father, John Utter. was born in Rhode Island, September 20, 1806, and came to this locality when young. He married Ann C. Bloodgood of this town, and they have five children: Elizabeth A., Victoria E. (as above), Ann O., James De Esting and Mary E. Mr. Utter died May 3. 1872. and his widow survives at this date (1897).

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