Family portrait taken in 1905. Front Row (L to R): Lela Bethel, Lucy Jewel, John Stephen, Daniel Booker, Margaret Ella, and William Sampson. Back Row (L to R): Jesse Clyde, Charlie Clarence, and Susan Avo
John Stephen Holland and Margaret Ella Cullender Holland were my great-great-grandparents on my paternal grandma’s father’s side. My great-grandfather Charlie Clarence Holland is in the center of the back row.
John Stephen Holland was born August 23, 1860 in Mount Vernon, Lawrence County, Missouri and passed away June 2, 1938 in Texas.
Margaret Ella Cullender was born August 21, 1870 in Osage, Carroll County, Arkansas and passed away March 4, 1946 in Shamrock, Wheeler County, Texas (literally one year to the day before my mom was born). They were married in 1889.
Charlie Clarence Holland was born October 13, 1889 in Piney, Carroll County, Arkansas and passed away March 3, 1956 in Erick, Beckham County, Oklahoma (one day before the 10th anniversary of his mother’s death). He was the father of my biological paternal grandma, Clara Odell Holland.