Biography of J. G. Holland
North Central Ohio Biographies

J. G. Holland. As the capable superintendent of the Lorain County Childrens Home at Oberlin, Mr. Holland is well and favorably known throughout North Central Ohio. He was born at Huntington, Lorain County, Ohio, Jan. 26, 1890, the son of W. S. and Alice (Jones) Holland.

W. S. Holland, who lives retired at Wellington, spent his entire active career as a farmer in Lorain County, and was widely known. He retired in 1916. He is a Republican and holds membership in the Methodist Church. His wife, born at Canal Dover, Ohio, died in 1914, and is buried at Huntington. Their children were: Lucille, the widow of E. F. Walker, lives at Cleveland; J. G., the subject of this sketch; Dorothy, married Clifton West, lives at Wellington; and Marian, married M. J. King, lives at Wellington.

J. G. Holland attended the district schools near Huntington and is a graduate of Wellington High School, class of 1908. He was interested in general farming until 1924, at which time he retired on account of ill health. He received his present appointment as superintendent of the Lorain County Childrens Home in 1926.

In 1915 Mr. Holland was united in marriage with Miss Erza Dirlam, of Huntington, the daughter of E. B. and Charlotte (Peet) Dirlam, the former a native of Kansas and the latter of Michigan. They are residents of Oberlin. Mr. and Mrs. Holland have no children.

Mr. Holland is a member of the Methodist Church and is affiliated with Oberlin Lodge, F. and A. M. He is also a charter member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles, Wellington. Politically he is a Republican. His wife is a member of the Universalist Church and belongs to the Eastern Star.

History of North Central Ohio
Embracing Richland, Ashland, Wayne,
Medina, Lorin, Huron and Knox Counties
BY: William A. Duff
Historical Publishing Company
Topeka-Indianapolis 1931

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