Biography of W. C. Holman of Dade County

W. C. Holman, a native of Dade County, was born in 1851. His parents, Giles and Louisa (Hayter) Holman, originally from Tennessee, moved to Dade County in 1850 and later resided near the Polk County boundary. Holman, the eldest of eight children, was educated in local schools. In 1872, he married Elizabeth J. Moore. After living in Barton County and Kansas, they returned to Dade County around 1883. Holman worked as a liveryman and stock and grain dealer. Politically a Democrat, he served as constable in Everton and was active in the A. F. & A. M. and the Cumberland Presbyterian Church.

W. C. Holman is a native of Dade County, having been born here in 1851. His parents are Giles and Louisa (Hayter) Holman, of Tennessee, where they were married, and, in 1850, came to Dade County; they have since lived near the boundary in Polk County. Mr. Holman has a good farm and is a successful farmer and stock-raiser. His wife died in 1876. W. C. Holman is the oldest of eight children, four sons and four daughters, and was educated in the common country schools. In 1872 he was married to Elizabeth J., daughter of James Moore, born in Missouri. Her parents dying when she was a few months old, she was reared by an uncle. In 1875 they removed to Barton County, and in 1879 to Kansas, where they lived till 1882 or 1883, when they returned to Dade County. Mr. Holman is a liveryman and stock and grain dealer, being engaged extensively in the latter business, at which he has served since he was fifteen years old. Since 1887 he has been in the livery business, having good horses and accommodations. In politics he is a Democrat and voted for Tilden in 1876. He is the present constable at Everton, and a member of the A. F. & A. M., Everton Lodge, of which he is past master. He is also a Knight Templar and Royal Arch Mason—a member of Constantine Commandery at Greenfield, and in religion is a Cumberland Presbyterian. Mr. Holman is a thorough going businessman, and an active worker for the general good of the community.


Goodspeed, History of Hickory, Polk, Cedar, Dade and Barton Counties, Missouri; Chicago, The Goodspeed publishing co., 1889.

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