Joseph Holden

Born: July 24, 1861
Loc: Birmingham, Eng
Died: Nov 1, 1942
Loc: Columbus, Warren Co. PA
Bur: Pine Grove Cemetery,
Corry, Erie Co. PA

Father: William Holden
Mother: Unknown

Married: About 1889 at Corry, PA
Spouse: Clara Lyons,
daughter of Wilbur Lyon/s and Emma Johnson

Children:  Glenn (Peterson)  (step-son)/Ralph /Hazel Benetta /Ruth Elizabeth

1900 Census: Corry, Erie Co. PA
1910 Census: Corry, Erie Co. PA
1920 Census: Corry, Erie Co. PA
1930 Census: Wayne Twp. Erie Co. PA

Obituary:  Joseph Holden, blind for over forty years and a familiar figure on Corry streets for many years, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Roy Hamilton, R. D. 5 near Columbus, about 7:30 o’clock Sunday evening Holden lost his sight in an accident at a local plant forty two years ago. Despite his affliction, he was able to get about, usually with the aid of some member of his family or a friend but frequently with only his little cane and it’s tapping to guide him. He was a familiar figure on the streets of Corry for many years. The deceased left Corry twelve years ago when he was removed to the home of his daughter, where he made his home ever since. He had been bed ridden for the past two years. Mr. Holden was born in Birmingham, England July 24, 1861, and came to this country when a young man of 24 years of age. He first located in Texas, coming to Corry about fifty years ago. He is reported to have figured in a plant mishap at about the turn of the century which cost him the sight of both eyes. The deceased is survived by two sons, Glenn of Erie, and Ralph, of Culver City, Calif., and two daughters, Mrs. Hazel Breault, of Wattsburg, and Mrs. Hamilton, with whom he made his home. There are also twelve grandchildren, and eight great grand-children, while a sister Mrs. Harriet Lowe, still survives in Birmingham, England. The body has been removed to the Bracken and Keating Funeral Home where funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock.
Interment will be made in Pine Grove Cemetery.