William Donaldson Holford

William Donaldson "Don" Holford was born 21 June 1859, probably in Overton County, the second child of Erasmus Lee and Selina Elizabeth (Eldridge) Holford.

Not much is known of his early life. He married Mollie Holt on 30 January 1887 in Overton County. She was born in 1871 in Kentucky. Her father's name was Rock H. Holt but her mother's name is unknown. According to census records, her parents were also born in Kentucky and her father's family was from Virginia.

Don died on 14 November 1889 and is buried with his mother, his sister Mary and her infant in the Holford Cemetery on the Gilliland Farm at Oak Hill in Overton County.

Don and Mollie had one son, Ezra, born in 1889. It is not known whether he was born before or after his father died.

Mollie and Ezra later migrated to Pottawatomie County, Oklahoma, where they lived in the household of Mollie's brother John and adjacent to another brother, George. She was an unmarried widow in the 1910 census.

She later married someone named Smith, though she was widowed again by 1930, when she is living in Mangum, Greer County, Oklahoma with Ezra, his children, her widowed father, her widowed sister Ida Belle, and her nephew LeRoy. Mollie died in 1933 and is buried in Riverside Cemetery in Mangum.



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