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Notes for Charles Herbert HOLLEY


Still lived with his parents in 1911. In 1901, lived next door with 5 of his brothers and sisters.

Lived in Vandeleur at the time of his fathers death in 1917.

Lived in Lucky Lake, SK as of Feb., 1921.

From his nephew’s (Elmer Howard) family history:

Charlie Herbert, the youngest of the boys. Chas, being but a few years older than myself (born the year 1879, which makes him 11 years before I), was always younger in spirit, and looks upon life as one big picnic. We have been in each other’s company so much over all the years that I have always looked upon him as more of a brother than an Uncle. We have gone on holidays together, played crib, played horseshoes, gone to parties (suffered the same gin headache), helped each other in our work, and through all the years never had a misunderstanding. Chas, is by heart a farmer, and took over the control of the old farm when quite young. As a young fellow he took up music and still draws a musical bow lover the strings of his Violin. He married in 1913 to Mae Winterburn, a country belle whose family lived in Markdale. They have one daughter, Eva, who is by profession a trained nurse (also a musician of “note”). Chas sold the old home, and moved to Saskatchewan in 1918 where he farmed until 1936. He sold out and moved out to B.C. When Chas was farming he had to have the best of everything, such as horses, cows, pigs, poultry, etc. He figured that it cost no more to feed a pure bred animal than it did one of inferior breed, and the financial returns were much better. His reasoning must have been right, as he was always a success. I never saw his Saskatchewan farm, but have been told that it was a perfect spread and the envy of the neighbours.



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