John Burton Holloway
Born Jul 8, 1863 Caldwell Co. NC
Died Apr 9, 1941 Rutherford College NC

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Jennie Gardner Clontz

m. Sep 15, 1886
Chesterfield NC
b. Jan 27, 1865
d. Mar 1, 1916
Morganton 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
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
Lillie Belle Morris

m. Aug 9, 1918

b. Aug 1, 1886

d. 1966
Joseph Burton

b. Mar 14, 1920
d. Nov 27, 1997
Wilmington NC
Lavenia Jackson

b. Jun 6, 1921

John Burton Holloway (Jr.) was born eight days after his father died at the Battle of Gettysburg.
In 1901, 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.
Photograph of John Burton Holloway Jr.
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 (Aunt Gladys) lived to be 102 years old, living through the entire 20th Century.
Daughter Ruth married John Dallas Brinkley (1905-1961).
Son Joseph entered the armed service on Jul 10, 1942. He served in the US Navy during World War II in the Marshall Islands, the Marianas, and finally in the Saipan Landings in the Pacific, where, on Jun 26, 1944, he suffered a shrapnel wound to the head during the battle. He was awarded a Purple Heart and three bronze stars. Thus, John Burton Holloway, born during the Civil War, had a son and a grandson, George Martin Holloway, serve in World War II.
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.
USGENWEB WWII, webpage, Catawba County Young American Patriots, entry #8.