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HOLLIS, John[1]

Male 1834 - 1864  (30 years)


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  • Name HOLLIS, John 
    Born 1834  Year a guess Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 1864  Hillsdale, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I262  Roddy-Benjestorf Family Tree
    Last Modified 23 Jun 2014 

    Family BOWEN, (A)Della Louisa,   b. 2 Jul 1841, Grove Township, Allegheny County, N.Y. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 May 1922, Portland, Multnomah, Oregon Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)  [1
    Married 1 May 1857 
    Children 
     1. HOLLIS, Frank Loren,   b. 8 Sep 1859, Lenawee County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1873, Lock on Erie Canal, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 13 years)
     2. HOLLIS, Nina May,   b. 28 Jul 1862, Coldwater, Branch , Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Feb 1945, Glens Falls, Queensbury, Warren, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
    Last Modified 23 Jun 2014 
    Family ID F58  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 

    • John Hollis is almost a total mystery. He showed up in Lenawee county a few months before Addella Bowen married him. He never mentioned his parents, or even where he had come from. He was a hous>
      e painter by trade and apparently did a lot of traveling looking for work in the farming country of Michigan. He would come and stay for a short time, then disappear for a lengthy time before returni>
      ng.
      John and Adella apparently had some sort of argument some time before she went to Washington, DC with her mother, after which he went to Hillsdale, Michigan to paint a house. That was the last tim>
      e Adella ever saw him. She claims she received a letter saying he had fallen off a ladder while painting and had died from the injuries.
      Her daughter, Nina May, claimed her mother told her that her father had died of "..inflamation of the bowels..".
      Whether or not John Hollis was dead or not was the significant factor in whether Adella Franklkin qualified for a widow's pension after Reuben B. Franklin died since Adella & Hollis were never divor>
      ced.
      HOLLIS' BIRTHDATE ESTIMATED BASED ON ADELLA'S STATEMENT THAT HE WAS "..ABOUT 24.." WHEN THEY MARRIED.

  • Sources 
    1. [S1] File (merged): C:\Users\Don\Desktop\RodBen1.fh_data\RodBen1.ged.
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