There is an Edward Holley, with a birth date of Jan. 16, 1886 who was recruited for WW I. His next of kin is listed as a father named Adam Holley, living at Berkley,ON. This is the exact same birthdate as I have listed for his brother, Adam Porter. Could they have been twins? He is listed as a farmer, and I think his birthplace is listed as Grey Co, ON.
His brother Harold is also enlisted, with their mother listed as next of kin, also in Berkley, ON, so I am pretty sure this is right.
1891 census lists Adam Holley, and no Edward Adam. I believe these two entries in the tree (Adam Porter and Edward Adam) are the same person.
Flesherton Advance mentions in July 8, 1915, in the “Vandeleur Happenings” section that “Mrs. Ed Holley and children of Meaford were visitors here a few days last week.”
Flesherton Advance Sep. 2, 1925 mentions that Ed, his wife and 4 kids visited Sam Croft and family, and lived in Toronto at that time.
Flesherton Advance Aug. 3, 1927 mentions that he and his wife, and his two sons came to visit Sam Croft again, but this time mentions the son’s names. They are still living in Toronto at the time.
His death certificate mentions that he worked as a mill worker (in the forestry industry), but also mentions that he was single. His brother Ray was the informant, so either he had not been married in a very long time, or there was a different Ed Holley that had children. He passed away from heart disease.