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Holman, Addie Alston (de Graffenried)

Mrs. J. B. Holman, San Antonio, Dies; FuneraI Thursday

Funeral services were held at 8 p.m. Wednesday in San Antonio for Mrs. Jesse B. Holman, 82. Mrs. Holman died at her residence, 503 West King’s Highway in San Antonio early Tuesday morning. The body was brought to Weimar Wednesday night and services held Thursday morning at 10 o'clock at the Hubbard Funeral Home, with interment in the Odd Fellows Cemetery.

Funeral services were conducted at the Porter Loring Chapel in San Antonio by Dr. Samuel Terry, minister of the Madison Square Presbyterian Church. The services here in Weimar at the Hubbard Funeral Home were conducted by Dr. Terry, assisted by Rev. S. R. Horwood, Methodist pastor of Weimar.

Mrs. Addie Holman was born in Fayette county on August 10, 1862, the daughter of Thomas Elliott and Catherine (Murchison) de Graffenried. She was united in marriage in 1882 to Jesse B. Holman, and to this union eight children were born. Mr. Holman died May 31, 1927. Mrs. Holman was a descendant of the Revolutionary hero, Capt. Francis de Graffenried.

The Holman family lived on the farm here for many years, where Mr. Holman was noted for a raiser of Jersey cattle. After his death the family moved to San Antonio in the year 1928 and built a large apartment house on King's Highway.

Mrs. Holman was a noted writer on astronomy and has written several books on this subject. Through her writings she gained world-wide recognition and was chosen to have a biographical sketch printed in the 1944 edition of the Biographical Encyclopedia of the World. She was a member of the Madison Square Presbyterian Church of San Antonio, the Authors and Composers of America and the Texas Woman's Press Association of which she was treasurer. She was active in the organization of the San Antonio Amateur Astronomical Association and took an active part in civic and club affairs, She was elected an honorary member of the Eugene Field Society.

Survivors include four daughters, Mrs. J. F. Fisher of San Antonio, Mrs. J. V. Fitzhugh of Hartford, Conn., Mrs. Dillon Abramson of Houston, Minnesota, and Mrs. P. H. Bucek of Port Lavaca; two sons, Tye Yates Holman. Sr., of Weimar and J. R. Holman of Port Lavaca; eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. F. E. Griffin of San Antonio. Two sons, Forrest and Neil, preceded her in death.

The Mercury joins Weimar friends in extending sincere condolence to the bereaved family.

Weimar Mercury, August 18, 1944, page 1

Holman, Ben

From Mr. Jesse Holman we learn the following particulars of the assassination of Mr. Ben Holman, which occurred in Arizona about two weeks ago. Ben was working on a ranch out there. He arose that morning pretty early and went out to feed his horse. As he neared the stables, someone who was concealed under an old shed fired upon, but missed, him. Ben turned quickly, and as he did so the assassin fired both barrels of a shotgun into his breast and face, killing him instantly. The owner of the ranch heard the shooting, but thought that Ben was shooting at coyotes, and did not go out to investigate until some time later. There was no clue whatever as to who did the shooting. The ranch being many miles from a town, Ben was buried there.

Weimar Mercury, February 9, 1895

Holman, Emily Burnam

An unusually sad death was that of little Emily Burnham[sic] Holman, whose remains were brought here for burial [Place of interment Odd Fellows cemetery] last Friday afternoon. As near as we can learn the particulars are as follows: Mr. George P. Holman, who is now claIm agent for the Houston and Texas Central road, was called home to San Antonio by the serious illness of his wife, a few days since. Having to go down town for some medicine Thursday afternoon of that week, he took along his oldest son Miller, and let his little girls go over to a neighbor and friend, Mrs. Fannie Griffin, to play with her children during his absence. Mrs. Griffin, we are Informed, was not at home, but the children were playing together nicely and no thought of harm came into his mind. After awhile the little ones found a target rifle and in playful humor began pointing it at one anther and threatening to shoot. The gun was loaded, sad to relate, and went off, with the result that poor little Emmie was fatally injured, dying a few hours afterward. Just who fired the fatal shot is not known, but that it was an accident is not doubted, Both families are plunged In grief by the horrible accident, and its sad result will be a fearful memory with them always. Little Emily was an unusually bright little child, of most lovable disposition, and her death Is deeply deplored by all. Both families formerly resided in this city, where they are well and favorably known, The sincere sympathy of all our people is extended the bereaved family.

Weimar Mercury, June 28, 1902, page 2

Holman, Filmore


Dr. Filmore Holman, son of Capt. John Holman, of this place, died on the 6th inst., of small-pox. Dr. H. had just returned from lectures, where he had graduated. He was a young man of much promise. He leaves a wife and child, a doting father, several brothers and sisters and numerous friends to mourn his loss. Dr. H. was born and raised within a few miles of this place, and was loved by everybody. [ Interment in Young County]

Colorado Citizen, April 13, 1882, page 3


Dr. Holman died in Graham, Young county, of small-pox. From the last week’s Citizen strangers to the fact might be lead to think the small-pox was here.

Colorado Citizen, April 20, 1882, page 3

Holman, Forrest B.

Death of Forrest B. Holman.

One of the saddest deaths it has been our lot to record for many years occurred Thursday afternoon of last week at Uvalde when the spirit of that most excellent, polished young gentleman, Forrest B. Holman, winged its flight unto its Maker, after a mighty battle of some two months with that grim disease, tuberculosis of the throat. His relatives and many friends had been advised several days previous that there was no hope for his recovery, and several of them had gone to his bedside., Many and earnest were the petitions sent up to the Giver of all life that he might spare the life of this noble young man, but God in his infinite wisdom thought best to take him to that blessed home above, and without a struggle dear Forrest "fell asleep in Jesus." The remains were brought here the following afternoon and interred in the Odd Fellows' cemetery, a procession of almost a mile in length following the remains to their last resting place. There were many heavy, aching hearts, in that vast throng around the funeral bier, for few young men have ever gained the popularity of the people as did Forrest. Kind and courteous to every one, upright and manly in his deportment, tender and thoughtful to those about him. possessing a heart that was unsullied by the sins of the world, he was in every way a model young man. Born March 6, 1884, he joined the Presbyterian church at an early age, and ever lived a consistent, christian life. At the conclusion of his school days in Weimar, he attended the A. & M. College for two years, then worked in the city of Houston for a couple of years, afterwards coming to Weimar, where he succeeded as manager of his fathers extensive dairying plant near this city, which position lie held up to some six months ago, when throat trouble caused him to undergo an operation, following which his health failed so materially that he was compelled to give up his work and go west in hopes of improvement. These hopes were not fulfilled, and Forrest rapidly grew worse until it was too plainly evident that the end was near. Forrest was the eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Holman of this community, a member of the Odd Fellows and Woodmen fraternities, a young man of great promise, and one whose death is keenly felt throughout this entire community, where he had spent the greater part of his life and where his friends were as numerous as the sands of the seashore. To the bereaved parents, sisters, and brothers, the heartfelt sympathy of the Mercury, as well as hundreds of friends, is extended.

Weimar Mercury, July 25, 1912, page 1

Holman, George T.

The death of Dr. George T. Holman, which occurred at Flatonia last week,.was the source of much sorrow to his many friends and acquaintances living here. The deceased was an affable, courteous, high-toned gentleman, who made friends of all with whom he came in contact. The JOURNAL extends to his bereaved family and relatives its sincere sympathy.

Flatonia Flashes

Dr. George T. Holman, a native of this county, died here Tuesday morning, in the 37th year, of lung disease, from which he had long been a sufferer. He was a devoted husband kind and indulgent father and true friend. He left a loving and faithful wife and three small children to mourn their loss in his death. May the Lord be a husband to the widow and a father to the children. His remains, accompanied by relatives, friends and a committee of the Masonic lodge, were taken Wednesday morning to Weimar, for burial.

La Grange Journal, April 4, 1889

Flatonia, Tex., March 27.—Dr.George T. Holman, a native of this county, who had been for years a sufferer from lung disease, died here yesterday morning in his 37th year.

Dallas Morning News, March 28, 1889

Holman, Hattie (Goode)

Mrs. Holman's Funeral Held Here Saturday

Funeral services for Mrs. Tye (Honey) Holman Sr., 81, of Weimar, were held Saturday morning, February 9, from Hubbard Funeral Chapel, with burial in Masonic Cemetery. Rev. Lyle Pierce officiated.

Mrs. Holman died February 7, at Youens Memorial Hospital, where she had been a patient for three days. She had been in failing health for four years.

Born Hattie Goode on Dec. 10 1898, at El Campo, she was a daughter of Obe and Pauline (Hirsch) Goode. She was married to Tye Holman in Weimar on December 23, 1920. He died November 23, 1963. Mrs. Holman was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary, the PTA and other community organizations.

She is survived by two sons, Tye Yates Holman and Phil Holman Sr., both of Weimar; six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren and one sister, Miss Alice Goode of Weimar. She was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Jaqueline, a sister and a brother, in addition to her husband.

Pallbearers were Mark Holman, Jack Holman, Phil Holman, Douglas Goode, Kent Goode and Steve Koenig.

The Weimar Mercury, Thursday, February 14, 1980
Transcription by Dennis Boatright

Holman, Henry


Henry Holman, aged 17 years, one of the students at the Peacock school, accidentally shot himself and died instantly Sunday afternoon at 4 o’clock while hunting. There was but one witness to the occurrence, Denzil Burman, a 16-year-old boy, also a student at the Peacock school.

The two boys, having borrowed a 22-caliber rifle, started out for a few hours hunt and after shooting at birds for a short while, and, according to the statement of Burman, Holman raised the barrel of the gun to his forehead, remarking:

“If this gun were to go off, it would put me out of business.”

At that instant the gun was discharged and the bullet penetrated through the boy’s forehead and lodged into his brain. He fell and died instantly.

Henry Holman lived at Weimar and has been at the Peacock school for two years. He was an orphan boy, but was a ward of Capt. T. A. Hill, a banker of Weimar.

Friends of the boy at Weimar were notified and the remains were shipped to that place Monday, accompanied by Professor Peacock and Captain Conn. [Burial place unknown]

Schulenburg Sticker, 11 Dec 1902
Contributed by Matt Cross
Note: The Peacock School for Boys/Peacock Military Academy was in San Antonio.

Holman, Jacqueline

Death of a Beautiful, Beloved Little Girl

Sad indeed were hearts throughout this community last Sunday afternoon when it became known that Jacquelin, the pretty and universally beloved little daughter of Mr. ad Mrs. Tye Holman had succumbed to the hand of Death, following an attack of cholera infantum and complications. The little one was very till from the first, but everything that medical skill and loving hands could do was done for her, but without avail. The little form was laid to rest in the Odd Fellows' Cemetery Monday afternoon at 4 o'clock, Rev. J. C. Wilson, Methodist pastor, officiating in a touching burial service. Little Jacquelin was a general favorite with our people, her friendly disposition wining friends for her everywhere. In her death the home is darkened, and the hearts of parents, grandparents, relatives and friends bowed down with irreconcilable grief. May the good Father above comfort them as He alone can!

Weimar Mercury, October 19, 1923


Holman, Ida Burnam

Burial of Miss Ida Holman Here Sunday Last

The body of Miss Ida Holman, former resident of this community, who died recently in California, was brought here on the Sunset Limited last Saturday evening, being met at the depot by a number of relatives and old time friends. The body was taken to the residence of Mr. John H. VanAlstyne, and from that point was taken to the Odd Fellows’ Cemetery Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock for interment. Funeral services were held by Rev. C. C. McKinney, local Methodist minister.

Miss Ida Holman was a daughter of the late Colonel John T. Holman, at one time one of the wealthiest and most respected citizens of our community. With the death of her father, some thirty years go, and marriage and removal of her sister, Mrs. Geo. T. Holman, to California, the remaining sisters, Misses Alice and Ida Holman, also moved to California,where they have resided for a number of years. With the death of Miss Ida, there remains only one of the three sisters, Miss Alice Holman, who accompanied the body of her sister here. We understand Miss Alice will make Weimar her home for a time.

Miss Ida Holman was a lovable, sweet character. Of gentle disposition, kind and thoughtful of others, a great church worker, a good, true, christian she was ever a welcome visitor in every circle of life in which she moved. Doubtless it was her wish to be brought back to the old family home town to be buried, and this wish was complied with.

To the grief stricken ones, our heartfelt sympathy is extended.

Weimar Mercury, July 18, 1930, page 1

Holman, Mrs. Jas. W.

We regret to hear of the death, on Sunday last, near Oakland of the wife of Mr. Jas. W. Holman, an estimable lady, with a large circle of relatives and friends. [Place of interment unknown.]

Colorado Citizen, March 29, 1877, page 3
Transcribed by Dorothy Albrecht

Holman, Jess

Jess Holman, 5 1/2 Dies in Accident

A happy family outing on a riverside farm ended in tragedy Saturday evening for the Phil Holman Jr. family when 5 1/2-year-old Jess Holman’s life was snuffed out in an accident.
Jess was riding a “three wheeler,” a fat-tired motorized tricycle,that he had ridden many times before. As his family prepared for an evening meal at the camphouse,he went riding, returning often to the house. On his last foray, he was going to check out his daddy’s oat patch, bring back a sample to show how it was doing.l
No one know exactly what happened, but when Jess didn’t return in the expected time, some of the family went looking for him. His grandfather, Phil Holman Sr., found him, lying still a few yards away from the three-wheeler. Despite efforts of his family, and later at the Columbus hospital, he never showed signs of life again. In some way he had been thrown from the machine and had been fatally injured.
The news cast a pall over this community that was ending a joyful high school homecoming, and brought sadness to Jess’s friends at Weimar United Church of Christ, where another homecoming was to be celebrated Sunday morning, and where Jess would have joined his Sunday School classmates in the fun.
It was there that the funeral service was held Monday morning, with Rev. Ernest Dean officiating, and a large outpouring of friends of the young parents. Jess was buried in Masonic Cemetery.
He was born at Wharton on March 27, 1978, the son of Phil Jr. and Cathy Fuchs Holman. Surviving in addition to his parents are a sister, Jill; his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Phil Holman Sr. and Mr. and Mrs. Willie A. Fuchs of Weimar; and his great-grandmother, Mrs. J. W. Konecny ofSchulenburg.

Pallbearers at the funeral were Billy Bob Strunk, Ben Christen, Redd Seydler, and Jerry Janecka.

Weimar Mercury, October 27, 1983

Holman, Jesse Burette

Mr. J. B. Holman Meets Tragic End Tuesday

Residents of this community were startled and shocked beyond expression when news flashed over the telephone wires Tuesday about 1:30 p.m. that Mr. Jesse B. Holman had been found drowned in a pool of water in his pasture about one and a half miles west of Weimar. The news was so staggering in its suddenness that people disbelieved it at first, but it proved only too true. There were no witnesses to the tragic occurrence, but the known facts bear out the statement that Mr. Holman, who was in town up to 10 o'clock, had gone home with the intention of getting out a lot of planks forom a washed away bridge in his pasture, only a short distance form his home. These planks were resting in a pool about ten feet deep at the deepest point. Mr. Holman had evidently gotten out all of the planks except one and in reaching over to secure this piece of timber lost his balance and fell into the pool of water. Weakened from worry of the past few months over the critical condition of his beloved wife and worn out by his efforts in removing the timbers, he struggled in the waters, but was unable to extricate himself, and drowned. This must have occurred about 11 o'clock.

At 12:30 p.m., neighbors noted Mr. Holman's car in the pasture and recalling the fact that they had seen nothing of him for some time went to the scene and found his dead body floating in the water. They hurried to the Holman home and were met on the way by Mrs. Tye Holman and Miss Delia Menke, employed at the Holman home, who were uneasy over Mr. Holman's failure to come to dinner and had started out in search of him. To them the tragic news was unfolded. Word was quickly phoned in to town and in a few moments scores of people were at the scene. The body was tenderly removed from the waters, conveyed to the residence and prepared for burial.

The burial took place Wednesday afternoon from the Methodist Church, the condition of Mrs. Holman, who has been seriously ill and in a hospital for many weeks, precluding the holding of the funeral from the family residence. Rev. C. E. Bludworth, local Methodist pastor and close friend of the Holman family, conducted a touching burial service, in the family lot at Odd Fellows Cemetery. A very large crowd of sorrowing relatives and friends was present to witness the last sad rites.

Active pallbearers were Messrs. Ed Rabel, Ben B. Holt, Will P. Ammann, Sam C. Holloway, Henry Seifert and Alfred Reissner.

Jesse B. Holman was a native of Virginia, a scion of a prominent family of that state. Coming to Texas in early youth he located near Weimar, and lived here almost continuously up to the time of his tragic death, although the family lived for a year or more in Kerrville section. Mr. Holman was a very successful farmer and dairyman, and, for many years, one of the directors of the First State Bank of this city. He had lived in this section of Texas for a period of about fifty years. He was 72 years of age at the time of his death.

Mr. Holman possessed a naturally genial, lively disposition, and was the life of every gathering in which he was present. He was a man of upright disposition and habits, honest to a fault, a progressive citizen in every sense of the term, a man devoted to his family and friends, and his place in the community where he had lived for so long a time will be hard to fill. Hundreds of friends throughout this section are burdened with sorrow over his tragic and untimely ending.

Mr. Holman is survived by his widow and seven children, as follows: Mrs. A. F. Meyer and Mr. Neal Holman of Galveston, Mrs. Phil Bucek and Mr. Jesse R. Holman of Port Lavaca, Mrs. Fletcher Fisher of Laredo, Miss Eloise Holman and Mr. Tye Holman, this city.

To the bereaved ones our heartfelt sympathy is extended.

Weimar Mercury, June 3, 1927
Transcribed by Dennis Boatright

Holman, Jesse Burette (2)

Jesse Holman Memorial Service Set Jan. 27

Jesse Burette Holman, 81, of Virginia, died Dec. 29 in Warrenton, Virg.

A memorial service is set for Sunday, Jan. 27 at 1 p.m. at the Masonic Cemetery in Weimar.

Mr. Holman was born Oct. 15, 1920 in Port Lavaca to Jesse R. Holman and Clara L. Hollien Holman.

He enlisted in the United States Navy on May 5, 1942. He served his country during World War II and was discharged on Nov. 8, 1945.

Mr. Holman married Alde B. Anderson Holman on Jan. 5, 1945.

He was a member of the Masonic Lodge.

Mr. Holman is survived by his wife of 57 years, Alde B. Anderson Holman of Virginia; two sons, Ronald B. Holman of Thrall and Tandee L. Holman of Warrenton, Virg.; one daughter, Wanda G. Holman of Leesburg, Virg.; one sister, Adelyn Tanner of Port Lavaca; one grandchild and one great-grandchild.

The Weimar Mercury, January 17, 2002
Transcribed by Jennie Muggli

Holman, Jesse Rogers

Weimar Native Jess Holman Dead at 90

Jesse Rogers Holman, 90, of Port Lavaca, died Aug. 17. Funeral services were held in the Richardson Funeral Chapel, Port Lavaca, Saturday, Aug 21, with burial in Masonic [Odd Fellows} Cemetery here.

His nephew, Rev. Forrest Fitzhugh, officiated.

Mr. Holman was born Feb. 21, 1892, at Weimar to Jesse Burette and Addie DeGraffenreid Holman, the fifth of their nine children. He attended business school in Bay City in 1910 and worked in a bank. He received a certificate of completion in agriculture and animal husbandry from Texas A&M University in 1914.

In 1916 he married Clara Hollien, and they moved to Port Lavaca. From 1921 to about 1925 he was the county agent there. He operated a passenger goat and worked on the first causeway across Lavaca Bay. He had been a nail carrier in Weimar and in Post Lavaca. Later he owned and operated a dairy for many years and delivered milk.

He was a member of First Presbyterian Church.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Adelyn Tanner of Port Lavaca; a son, Jesse Burette Holman of Amissville, Va.; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Mrs. Katherine Abrahamson and Mrs. Eloise Fitzhugh, both of San Antonio.

Mr. Holman was an uncle of Tye and Phil Holman, Sr. of Weimar.

The Weimar Mercury, September 2, 1981
Transcribed by Jennie Muggli 

Holman, John Thompson

Death of Colonel John T. Holman

Died, at the family homestead, near this city, at 1 o’clock last Saturday afternoon, after a long illness, Colonel John Thompson Holman, aged 82 years, 1 month and 2 days. The remains wee committed to their last resting place in the Odd Fellows cemetery Sunday morning at 11 o’clock, hundreds of sympathizing friends witnessing the last sad rites so touching performed by a Presbyterian minister, Rev. Hickling of La Grange.

Colonel Holman was born near Buckingham Courthouse, Virginia, on the 21st day of May 1818. He first moved to Alabama, but remained in that state only a brief period, moving moving[sic] to Texas in 1837. He settled in La Grange and remained there a number of years--was a clerk in the first store established in that town. He enlisted, on a call for volunteers to fight the Indians, in Capt. John H. Moore’s company, and rendered faithful and valiant service in the trying times that followed, taking part in the memorable San Saba fight. He enlisted during the civil war, and again displayed marked bravery and patriotism, his gallant conduct soon entitling him to the rank of captain.

Mr. Holman’s first marriage was to Mrs. John T. Shields, and of this union there still survives their only child--Mr. Natt Holman, Sr., of La Grange. His second union was to Mrs. Amanda Alexander, and of this there survives one child--Mrs. Jennie Murchison of Austin. His third and last marriage was to a Mrs. Hunter. Three children were born to them--Mrs.[sic] Geo. T. Holman and Misses Ida and Alice Holman--all of whom are living and residents of this city.

He was a member of the Presbyterian church from childhood up to the hour of his death, and lived an exemplary, christian life.

Mr. Holman located near Weimar some twenty odd years ago, his home being only a few hundred yards from the city limits. Here, surrounded by loved ones, and occupying a beautiful home, he passed many years of his life in happiness and comfort. In his latter years, although practically an invalid, he held up bravely and with fortitude seldom equaled. Mr. Holman was certainly an exemplary grand...siton, only those who knew him intimately realized his depth of character, his unbounded charity, his nobleness and all those attributes that go to make up the perfect man. How deeply his death was regretted was shown on the day of the funeral, when hundreds of sad faces followed the remains to their last home. God pity and comfort the bereaved ones is the sincere wish of the Mercury.

Weimar Mercury, June 30, 1900

Holman, Mark

Mark Holman Funeral Services Held Feb. 24

Mark Holman, 44 of Weimar, died Feb 20 in San Felipe. Funeral services were held Friday, Feb. 24 at Zion Lutheran Church in Schulenburg with Pastor Lee Kunkel officiating. Interment followed in the Masonic Cemetery.

He attended Weimar High School.

He was born Dec. 20, 1960 at Ascuncion Paraguary South America

He worked at various jobs , but most recently he had security positions.

Mark was a member of the Boy Scouts in the 1970’s. He also participated in NASA weightlessness research program.

He is survived by his mother, Elsa R. Holman; two sisters, Jean Burkhart of Aransas Pass, and Joyce Holman-Deibert of Austin; nieces and nephews, Chris Waddell, Jennifer Kahlden-Berger, Patrick Kahlden, David Hodges, and Adrienne Hodges.

He was preceded in death by his father.

Pallbearers were Seth Gunn, Coy Holman, Jay Burton, James Matthys, George Matthys, and Opie Roberts.

Weimar Mercury, March 2, 2005

Holman, Neil

Neil Holman, assistant sales manager for the Humble Oil and Refining Company in the Abilene district, died in Houston hotel Monday. Mr. Holman, a native of San Antonio, was 34.

He had been employed by Humble for 10 years and was in Houston attending a sales meeting at the time of his death.

He is survived by his mother, Mrs. Addie Holman of San Antonio; four sisters, Mrs. J. F. Fisher of San Antonio, Mrs. B. H. Burcek of Port Lavaca; Mrs. Katherine H. Meyers of Galveston and Miss Eloise Holman of San Antonio, and two brothers, Tye Holman of Weimar and Jesse Holman of Port Lavaca.

Funeral was held at Weimar on Wednesday. [Weimar Odd Fellows]

Colorado County Citizen, November 7, 1935
Transcribed by Dennis Boatright

Holman, Ninnie (Cummins)

[Parsonage Press.]

Ninnie Cummins Holman was born Feb. 25th, 1858, at Columbus Tex. She professed religion and joined the M. E. church, south, at Weimar in 1879 or ‘80. She was married to Ben Holman in Galveston, March 2, 1881. Just before she died she said, “I am ready and willing to go.” She called her loved ones to her side and talked to each one, saying, “Meet me in heaven.” Then she blessed her three children and told them “ to be good and always live so you can be with mamma in heaven.” She died Sunday, Feb. 16th at her father’s house in Weimar, Tex., and was buried the 17th. Sister Holman lived in LaGrange, where she held church membership, and was sick sometime before her mother took her home. When her name was called in church conference Feb. 23, there was a pause and several testified to her piety and exemplary chiristian life. Then the conference sung “Sweet By and By.” She leaves a host of relatives and friends to mourn. [Interment in Weimar Masonic Cemetery]

Weimar Mercury, March 8, 1890

Holman, Opal (Day)

Mrs. Holman, 65, Dies in Hospital, Rites Tuesday

Mrs. Opal Holman, 65, of 4513 Selkirk, a resident of Fort Worth since 1949, died Sunday in a hospital.

Mrs. Holman retired in March after 20 years service with the Corps of Engineers and General Services Administration. She was a native of Hamilton and a member of the Church of Christ.

She is survived by her husband, R. C. Holman; a daughter, Mrs. Evelyn Sanders of Fort Worth; four sisters; three brothers; and two grandchildren.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Comanche with burial in Comanche.

[Opal Day Holman was the wife of Russell Chase Holman, Sr. son of Jesse Richmond Holman & Lucille Wilson; grandson of  Jesse Austin Holman & Mary Evaline Folts; great grandson of George Tandy Holman & Nancy Burnham. She and Russell Chase are buried in the Holman family plot in the Oakwood Cemetery, Comanche, Comanche Co., TX]

The Fort Worth Star Telegram--Fort Worth, Texas, Monday, Agust 6, 1973
Submitted by a niece, Glynad Day Lane, Weatherford, TX.

Holman, Robert

Death of Robert Holman

The sad intelligence reached here Monday morning of the death of Mr. Robert Holman, son of Mr. John T. Holman of this city, which regrettable event occurred that morning at his home in El Paso. Mr. Holman was sick but a few days prior to his death. He was attacked with pneumonia, and this was followed soon afterward by paralysis, resulting in his death. Mr. Holman was a comparatively young man, being about 37 years of age, and when he visited Weimar last year was in splendid health. He was a noble gentleman, a true friend, and beloved wherever known. He was a member of the Knights of Pythias, and the members of that order in this city attended and assisted in the burial [in Odd Fellows Cemetery]. Rev. Lawson, an Episcopal minister, officiated at the burial. Mr. Holman leaves a wife, and many relatives and friends to mourn his death. The sincere sympathy of the Mercury goes out to the bereaved family in their sorrow.

Weimar Mercury, January 23, 1897, page 5

Holman, Tandy “Jack”

A sad, unfortunate death occurred a few hundred yards west of the city limits Tuesday night, when little Tandy (“Jack”) Holman, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jesse B. Holman, died, after a brief illness, of diphtheria, aged about 3 years. The little fellow was taken with sore throat about last Friday, but it was not considered serious at the time. On Monday he grew worse, and continued thus until Tuesday, when the terrible nature of the disease was positively determined. All that human hands could do was done to relieve the little sufferer, but it was unavailing and at 8 o’clock Tuesday night the spirit passed unto its Maker, where pain and suffering are no more. On account of the dangerous nature of the disease, it was deemed best to have the funeral [Weimar Odd Fellows Cemetery] as private as possible, hence no funeral notices were sent out. In the loss of their bright little son and the peculiarly sad circumstances attendant upon same, Mr. and Mrs. Holman have the heartfelt sympathy of our entire people. God pity and comfort them, is the sincere wish of the Mercury.

Weimar Mercury, January 18, 1902

Holman, Tye Yates, Jr.

Death Ends Holman's Lengthy Cancer Battle

Tye Yates Holman, 60, one of the founders of the Weimar Volunteer Ambulance Corps and still an active member, died Thursday, July 12, at 1:20 a.m. in Youens Memorial Hospital, where he had helped transport many a patient over the past 11 years.

He died after a two-year battle against multiple myeloma — cancer. He had spent many days in hospitals during that time, but his last days were at home under the care of his wife, a registered nurse, and his last hospital stay was the less than a day.

A memorial service was held Sunday afternoon, July 15, at Weimar United Church of Christ, with Rev. Ernest Dean officiating, substituting for Pastor Robert Cordes of Faith Lutheran Church, who is recovering from a recent heart attack. Holman was an associate member of Faith Lutheran.

In accord with his wish, his body went to Bailor Medical College for anatomical research.

Born here April 21, 1924, he was a son of Tye and Hattie (Goode) Holman. After graduation from Weimar High School, he attended San Antonio Jr. College, then enlisted in the U. S. Navy in 1942. His enlistment ended in 1945, and three years later, on Aug. 21, 1948, he joined the U. S. Air Force, in which he served until retirement on Feb. 1, 1965.

During the Air Force service, June 19, 1951, at Schulenburg, he married Elsa Ritter.

After retiring from the Air Force and moving back to his family homestead, he engaged in ranching but also worked for the highway department for a short time and Lone Star Cement at Altair for several years. For a time he was a substitute carrier for the Weimar post office, but he resigned shortly after getting involved with the ambulance corps.

An Eagle Scout, he had served as a Scout leader. He was a member of the VFW and American Legion posts and gave countless hours as assistant county veterans' service officer. During the nearly 11 years of the local volunteer ambulance corps' existence he served as secretary, and despite his debilitating illness, continued to make service "runs" almost until the end.

Holman's wife survives him, along with two daughters, Jean Rollins and Joyce Kahlden; one son, Mark Holman; three grandchildren, Chris Wadell, Jennifer Kahlden and Patrick Kahlden; and one brother Phil Holman, Sr. of Weimar. A sister, Jacqueline, died as an infant.

The Weimar Mercury, Thursday, July 19, 1984
Transcription by Dennis Boatright

Holman, Tye Yates, Sr.

Ex-mail Carrier Tye Holman, 76, Buried Monday

Funeral services for Tye Yates Holman Sr., 76-year-old retired rural mail carrier, where held Monday morning, Nov. 25, at Hubbard Funeral Home, with interment in the Masonic Cemetery.

He died during his sleep, early on the morning of Saturday, November 23.

Services were led by a nephew, Rev. Forrest Fitzhugh, pastor of Oaks Presbyterian Church in Houston, and Rev. Howard MacAllister, Pastor of First Methodist Church here. Another nephew, David Fitzhugh, sang "The Old Rugged Cross."

Pallbearers were John Gore of Sheridan, W. J. Konecny of Schulenburg, John Chesshir of Hitchcock, Douglas Goode of Houston and Kent Goode and Fred Grohmann Jr. of Weimar.

A lifelong resident of Weimar, Mr. Holman was born Nov. 21, 1887, third eldest of the 9 children of Jessie Burette and Addie Alston De Graffenfied Holman. In 1910, after several years as a substitute rural mail carrier for the Weimar Post Office, he was commissioned as a full-time carrier, serving the families south and southwest of town. Except for some time out for military service in World War I, he served this route continuously until his retirement October 14, 1943. Since then, he has devoted his time to ranching.

He married Miss Hattie Goode in 1920, and 3 children were born to them; Jacqueline, who died in infancy; Tye Yates Jr., presently stationed at Travis Air Force Base, Calif.; and Phil, who lives here.

Surviving in addition to his widow and sons are 6 grandchildren; one brother, Jessie R. Holman of Port Lavaca and 4 sisters — Mrs. Lilly Bucek of Port Lavaca, Mrs. Annie Laurie Fisher and Mrs. Eloise Fitzhugh of San Antonio, and Mrs. Katherine Abramson, of Los Angeles.

The Weimar Mercury, Thursday, November 28, 1963
Transcription by Dennis Boatright


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