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Holdredge, William M. 1853-1931 Laurens Obituary

Holdredge, William M. 1853-1931  Laurens Obituary

William M. Holdredge
Dies at Home in Laurens

Laurens, March 16---William M. Holdredge, for the past 20 years a well known and highly respected resident of Laurens, passed away at his home here on Sunday evening at 10 o'clock, following a year's decline with heart trouble.
Mr. Holdredge was born in West Burlington on June 6, 1853, the son of Artemus and Theodosia Holdredge. He was united in marriage to Ida Cummings of Oneonta in 1872. Her death occurred five years ago. To this union was born two children, a daughter, Lena, who died in infancy, and son, Neil C.
The early part of Mr. Holdredge's life was spent as a farmer near West Burlington. About 20 years ago they moved to this village, where he has won many friends who will regret his passing. The deceased was a member of the Episcopal church and during his residence in Laurens attended the Presbyterian church.
Besides the son, Neil C. Holdredge, of Haskell, N. J., the only near surviving relatives are a granddaughter, Lois Holdredge. A brother, Daniel A. Holdredge died last July.
Funeral services will be held from the family home on Thursday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock. Rev. E. E. Hutchinson, pastor of the Zion Episcopal church of Morris, will officiate. Burial will take place in the family plot of the Brick Schoolhouse cemetery.

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