and Mrs. Holden 50th
Town of Hounsfield Farmers Pass Anniversary at New Jersey Winter Home
Sandy Creek, Nov.
29 - Mr. and Mrs. Walter B. Holden, retired farmers of the town of
Hounsfield and summer residents here 25 years, celebrated their 50th
wedding anniversary Sunday at their winter home in Wrightstown, N.J. Their
son, Clifford C. Holden, a New York city artist, spent the day with them.
They plan to hold further celebration of their anniversary at a family
gathering after they return here next spring.
Mr. and Mrs. Holden
were married Nov. 27, 1888, at Henderson. For 25 years they operated the
Holden homestead farm at Chestnut Ridge in the town of Hounsfield, moving
here after their retirement. A son, Karl W. Holden, took over the farm
after his parents retired.
Mrs. Holden, before
her marriage, was Miss Eunice Dewitt. She was born at Henderson Oct. 30,
1860, eldest daughter of William and Eliza Hicks Dewitt. Her mother, now
97, lives with the Holdens’ daughter, Mrs. A. Garfield Kinnie, at
Alexandria Bay. She will be 98 next March 12.
Mr. Holden, nearly
eight months older than his wife, was born March 9, 1859, at Chestnut
Ridge, the youngest of eight sons of Aaron and Orilla Root Holden. He
began dairying when he was 20 years old at the homestead farm. Mr. and
Mrs. Holden are both in good health.
They have two sons,
Karl of Chestnut Ridge and Clifford of New York city; one daughter, Mrs.
Kinnie of Alexandria Bay, and three grandchildren, Maria and Harold Kinnie
and Walter Holden.
Watertown Daily Times, November 29, 1938
OF WALTER HOLDEN EXPIRES
April 18 - Mrs. Eunice A. Holden, 70, mother of Mrs. Garfield Kinnie of
Edgewood, died at her daughter’s home here at 2:30 Monday afternoon
after a short illness.
Mrs. Holden was
born in the town of Henderson, daughter of William and Eliza Hicks Dewitt.
Fifty years ago she was married to Walter B. Holden.
Surviving are her
husband; three sons, Walter of Alexandria Bay, Clifford of New York and
Carl of Chestnut Ridge; one daughter, Mrs. Marie Kinnie of this village;
on sister, Mrs. Rose Kilby of Henderson Harbor, and two brothers, Seymour
Dewitt of Syracuse and Clay Dewitt of Fulton. She is also survived by her
mother, Mrs. Eliza Dewitt, 90.
will be held at 1 Thursday afternoon at Sandy Creek. Burial will be made
at Sackets Harbor.
Watertown Daily Times, April 18, 1939