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Jennie Gardner Clontz
Born Jan 27, 1865 NC
Died Mar 1, 1916 Morganton NC

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SPOUSE CHILDREN
John Burton Holloway Jr.

m. Sep 15, 1886
Chesterfield NC
b. Jul 8, 1863
Caldwell Co NC
d. Apr 9, 1941
Rutherford College NC
Pearl Elizabeth
"Lizzie Pearline"

b. Jul 18, 1887
Burke Co. NC
d. 1970
Celeste Bristol

b. Feb 26, 1890
Burke Co NC
d. Dec 5, 1934
Rutherford Co. NC
Mary Cecil

b. May 18, 1892
Burke Co. NC
d. 1974
John Leith

b. Feb 5, 1895
Burke Co NC
d. Dec 3, 1975
Charlotte NC
Louise Victoria

b. Jun 27, 1897
Burke Co NC
d. Nov 11, 1955
Valdese, Burke Co. NC
Jennie Gladys

b. Jan 9, 1900
Burke Co NC
d. Jan 31, 2002
New Milford, NJ
Ruth Temperance

b. Jul 26, 1905
Morganton, Burke Co NC
d. Feb 4, 1947
Valdese NC
Photo of two portraits: son John Leith in 1907, and Jennie in 1884.
Husband John Burton Holloway (Jr.) was born eight days after his father died Jul 1, 1863 at the Battle of Gettysburg.
In 1901, husband John was elected Graded School Tax Collector for Burke County and held the position for the next 2 years. He was a member of the Graded School Board of Education and was Treasurer of the Board 2 years. He was elected (Democrat) Register of Deeds in 1906 and served 10 years. In 1919 he was appointed U.S. Deputy Marshal and served until 1921. On Jun 1, 1922 he was made Superintendent of Prison Camps and served almost 20 years without losing a single day.
John Burton Holloway Jr.
Eldest Daughters Pearl and Celeste did not marry.
Daughter Mary married William Lee Curlee in 1913. Their son Bill died in the Ringling Brother and Barnum & Bailey Circus Fire in Hartford CT on July 6, 1944, but not before saving many lives. Bill's heroics are described in The Circus Fire by Stewart O'Nan.
Daughter Louise Victoria married Albert Francis Garrou (1893-1978). Both are buried in the Waldensian Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Valdese, Burke Co. NC. His grave includes a placque with the inscription "Original Settler of Valdese".
Daughter Jennie Gladys married Alfred A. Maffey. "Aunt Gladys" lived to be 102 years old, living through the entire 20th Century.
Daughter Ruth married John Dallas Brinkley (1905-1961) and lived in Valdes NC. She is buried in the Waldensian Presbyterian Church Cemetery in Valdese.
Daughter Celeste is buried in the family gravesite in the Forest Hill Cemetery in Morganton NC. Grave marker of John B. Holloway is on the far left. Photo of the grave marker of Celeste.
Sources:
Family Bible, "Births", in possession of Joyce Maffey, NJ.
Newspaper clipping, "Passes: ... John B. Holloway, 78", Burke Co. Leader, Apr 11, 1941.
O'Nan, Stewart, The Circus Fire Doubleday, New York.
Phifer, Edward William, Jr., Burke: The History of a North Carolina County, 1777-1920..., Morganton, c1977, p. 424.