Eunice Dewitt


Personal Information


October 30, 1860 - Henderson, Jefferson County, NY
Married Walter B. Holden - November 17, 1881
Death April 17, 1939 - Henderson, Jefferson County, NY
Parents William Dewitt and Eliza Hicks
Siblings Rose, Seymour, Clay
Children Genevieve, Clifford, Karl



Mr. and Mrs. Holden 50th


Retired 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.

Source: Watertown Daily Times, November 29, 1938



Alexandria Bay, 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.

Funeral services will be held at 1 Thursday afternoon at Sandy Creek. Burial will be made at Sackets Harbor.

Source: Watertown Daily Times, April 18, 1939



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