m. June 16, 1951
b. May 5, 1926
d. Feb 3, 2011
b. Feb 7, 1955
Lower Merion Twp. PA
b. Nov 7, 1956
Lower Merion Twp. PA
George attended Claremont High School in Hickory, Catawba Co. NC in 1937 when he
was 14 before the Holloway family moved to Washington DC. The original school building was
finished in 1925. In 1986 the neighborhood around the school, including Third Avenue
where the Holloway family lived, was added to the National Register of Historic Places
as Claremont High School Historic District, because of its examples of Colonial
Revival, Tudor Revival and Queen Anne architecture.
Photograph of George's Claremont High School Class
Handwritten List of all shown in the photograph. George is fifth from the left
in the first row.
The family moved to Alexandria VA in 1937 where George attended George Washington
High School. He graduated in Jun 1940 from Montgomery Blair High School in Maryland.
World War II Experiences written by George M. Holloway in Aug 2000.
Photograph of George in uniform taken in Hawaii in Feb 1944, which he mailed
to his parents.
Excerpt from the book Storm Landings by Col. Joseph H. Alexander,
describing the difficulty the Marines faced after landing on the small island of
Peleliu, in the Palau Islands, September 1944.
Map of the Battle of Peleliu 1944.
Four Photos taken at Peleliu camp in Jan 1945 during WW II. George is shown
in top right photo.
|Honorable Discharge papers Dec 17, 1945
Photo of Road through Peleliu taken in May 1995.
In 2000, George sent a
piece from a
bullet-ridden Japanese Zero plane, that he brought back from Palau in 1945,
to the National D-Day Museum in New Orleans (see a
about the War in the Pacific exhibit opening on Dec 7, 2001).
Letter from the museum curator acknowledging receipt and requesting additional information about George's service, experiences and the "approximate" location of the plane.
June 2001 letter from George to the museum curator describing his service and how he obtained the piece. Note: To this date, the government of Palau has deemed it illegal to disturb any WWII wreckage, artifacts, ammunition, weaponry or memorials on or around the nation's islands.
Aug 2001 Letter from the Museum curator accepting the gift, but stating that the piece would not "debut" at the Dec 7th exhibit opening.
WWII Memorial Dedication Ceremony in Washington DC May 2004.
Guest Pass Front and Back. Peleliu Marker at the Memorial
George and Lisabeth both received the Master of Science Degree in Library Science
from the School of Library Science of Drexel Institute of Technology on Jun 17,
1950 at the Academy of Music in Philadelphia PA.
|Wedding Pictures Jun 16, 1951
Lisabeth's Wedding Dress Picture 1951
With Brother John Leith Jr. and Feind Cousins
Family at Home in Germantown (Northwest Philadelphia)
Home in Germantown Section of Philadephia and Front Yard after a Big Snowfall.
The house to the right across the street was used as the lawyer's (played by Denzel Washington) in the movie Philadelphia.
George worked for the Free Library of Philadelphia for over 35 years.
Wife Lisabeth worked as a medical history librarian. The ALHHS Distinguished Service Award is named for her.
Works published by Lisabeth include:
A Fast Pace Forward: Chronicles of American Podiatry, prepared for the 75th Anniversary of the American Podiatric Medical Association, ...at the Center for the History of Foot Care and Footwear, by Lisabeth M. Holloway, MS in LS, Director, Pennsylvania College of Podiatric Medicine, Philadelphia, 1987.
MEDICAL OBITUARIES: American Physicians' Biographical Notices in Selected Medical Journals Before 1907, Lisabeth M. Holloway with the assistance of Ernest N. Feind, George N. Holloway, Garland, New York, 1981
Philadelphia Resources in the History of the Health Sciences edited by Lisabeth M. Holloway, Philadelphia, 1975
|Weaving of the Blue Ridge at Boone is one of many done by George during his retirement.
|At home of son Jim in Chapel Hill NC with brother John Leith.
Holloway, Rose Martin, personal photo album and scrapbook, in possession of George Martin Holloway.
Holloway, George M., Holloway's War, World War II Experiences of George M. Holloway, 14 type pp., Boone NC, Aug 2000.