Julia A. Orchard


Personal Information


September 27, 1857
Married Myron Holden - August 18, 1874
Death June 18, 1956 - Puyallup, Pierce County, Washington
Burial Woodbine Cemetery, Puyallup, Pierce County, Washington
Parents Benjamin Orchard and Armenia Barnes
Siblings Mary, Sarah, Eliza, Richard, Benjamin, Cyrus, Martha, Effie, Darius, Ada, Ida
Children Flora, Orilla, Benjamin



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Julia Orchard Holden
holden0022a.jpg (52230 bytes) Julia Orchard Holden with her son, Benjamin, and her husband, Myron Holden.
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About 1908

Back Row: Flora May Holden Martin, Myron Holden with Loretta May Austin in lap, Julia Orchard Holden, Sheridan Grant Martin holding Wesley Martin. 

Middle Row: Winifred Martin, Rilla Holden Austin, Verner Austin, Howard Martin, Leoti Martin, Ella Phillips. 

Front Row: Grace Martin, Letha Austin, Alys Martin, Lillian Martin

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Julia Orchard Holden and husband, Myron Holden

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Julia Orchard Holden - January 1945 - 87 years old
holden0021a.jpg (97053 bytes) L to R: Myron and Julia Orchard Holden, Free and Frank Meyers Holden, Emmett and Ada Ruth Orchard Holden

Freedom's birthday - August 1923



Woman Leaves 133 Descendants


Mrs. Julia Holden, who died in a Tacoma nursing home yesterday at the age of 98, left 133 living descendants.

A native of Camp Mills, N.Y., she had been a resident of Tacoma since 1908. She was a member of the First Assembly of God.

Her home was at 1613 East 31st St. before she entered the nursing home last March.

Her 133 survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Orrilla Laurence of Tacoma and Mrs. Ella Malcolm of Wilmington, Calif., 19 grandchildren, 60 great-grandchildren, and 57 great-great grandchildren.  Another daughter was the late Mrs. Flora Martin of Tacoma.

Services will be announced by C.C. Mellinger Co.

Source: Unknown Washington Newspaper

The following photo appeared in the newspaper with the following text below it.  Click on the photo to see an enlargement.

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51 Great-Great-Grandchildren - Mrs. Julia Holden, of 1613 East 31st St., celebrated her 98th birthday with the good wishes of 115 living descendants.  She is shown, just before cutting her 98th birthday cake, with her daughter, Mrs. Orrilla Lawrence, with whom she makes her home; granddaughter, Mrs. James Baker of Auburn; great-granddaughter, Mrs. Casper Youngchild of Fife; and, representing her 51 great-great-grandchildren, little Colleen Youngchild.  Mrs. Holden, widow of Myron Holden, was born in Camp Mills, N.Y., in 1857 and came to the Summit district with her family in 1908.  And Colleen?  She was born in November - 1953, that is - News Tribune staff photo.



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