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Hello to all!

One of my late father's cousins gave my family a photocopy of an old memorial tribute to my great-great-grandmother, HESTER ANN HOLMAN, who died in Rhea Co., TN on February 21, 1902. The original document, which had been written by Hester's son, my great-grandfather, GUY FRANK HOLMAN, shortly after the funeral in 1902, was torn in spots, but enough information from it can be read to bring to light more details about the family, in particular, Hester's maiden name, which appears to have been HUTCHINSON.

I will write what appears on the tribute. Hopefully, I can get some assistance with census information from 1900 about Hester's brother, H.N. HUTCHINSON, who was living in Hixson, Tennessee in 1902. Also, more information is needed about a R.W. University in Nashville, TN.

In Loving Memory of Dear Mother

"HESTER ANN HOLMAN, wife of Guy Holman, having been suffering with heart trouble for several years, departed this life on Feb. 21st about 12:30 a.m. She leaves a husband and 9 children, 5 grandchildren, one brother, and a host of friends to mourn their lost, but their loss is heaven's gain.

Sister Ann Holman was the mother of 17 children, eleven sons and six daughters. She has seven sons and 1 daughter gone on before.

Sister Holman was 62 years of age, a member of the Baptist church for 37 years and lived a consistant christian life, always ready to do her part. She and her husband were baptized on the same day and date by Rev. Joe Wilson (white) in the Union Hill Baptist Church in 1866, a member of the Mt. Zion Baptist Church (Dayton, Tennessee) for 14 years.

The funeral was held at the Mt. Zion Baptist Church on Sunday, Feb'y 22nd, at 2 p.m. There was over 500 people present to witness the last respect of our dear sister.

Rev. H.J. Grishum conducted the service. Miss Amanda Holman, who has been attending the R.W. University, Nashville, TN, was summoned to come home by her brother Frank.....Thursday morning; also her sister, Addie, from Chattanooga. They only arrived in time to spend two days with...dear mother.

She was interred at the city cemetery: there she has three......hter in law and one grandson. It is a well known fact that the Holman family has lost one that will be g...........y, H.N. Hutchinson of Hixson, TN, her brother, arrived on Sunday morning; also quite a number of relatives.............and Retro, I must say not only the family has lost a dear mother but the church has lost a good...........

I wish to say..............of Dayton that I am unable to utter words in the way..........those that was so kind and care for my mother. You shall always have my best wishes, and I bid you God speed."


I have learned that Guy/Georg and Hester Holman were in Bledsoe Co., TN in 1870, Meigs Co., TN in 1880, and in Rhea Co., TN in 1900.

Any assistance with helping me to learn more about this family as well as about the family of H.N. Hutchinson is greatly appreciated.

Blessings to all,


18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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