Lived in Artemesia subdistrict as of 1891 census, and listed as a farmer. He is listed as age 32 as of Apr 16 1891. This census also lists Adam as age 6, Benjamin as age 4, and William T. & James A. as 2 year old twins.
He left his money to his cousin John Allen of Albion in 1941. 1911 Census has him being born in 1859, and listed as a farmer.
His marriage record shows him as being a 24 year old farmer from Euphrasia. Witnesses were James & Mary Ann Trueman of Artemesia.
Last name mispelled Hollay in 1901 census for Euphrasia, Grey East district. He is listed as a Labourer of Dutch descent.
There is mention in the Flesherton Advance, May 29, 1919, that Adam Holley (farmer) was tried at Markdale for two charges: 1) it was “alleged that he cut a large quantity of wire fencing belonging to a neighbor, one English”; and 2) he was “also retaining of monies belonging to his sons.” It mentions that he had 4 sons overseas during World War I, and that they had entrusted him to safekeep the money until their, return, but that he refused to give them a cent ($1700 was owed in all). This may be the same Adam, as his sons Adam, Harold, Jim and Edward were all in WWI. It might also explain why at least two of them moved to the US after WWI.
Was living near Berkeley, ON as of May 1940.
His short obituary in the October 16th, 1941 Markdale Standard newspaper mentions that Reverend S.E. Annis was in charge of the funeral service, and that he was “survived by a grown-up family all residing in Western Canada”.