Thursday, September 3, 2015

Potter-Holohan Marriage, 1925, Washington

SCRIBE is a program wherein volunteer folks help index the older records of Washington State. Charles is a tireless worker in this arena and always shares a "Potter find" with me for you.

Dennis Joseph HOLOHAN, of Landsburg, California, married Ora May POTTER, of Walla Walla, on 17 Dec 1925 in Walla Walla county.  A witness was Mrs. Mark Potter.

I just had to do some research on these folks!

The 1920 census finds this family in Walla Walla:  Mark Potter, age 27, b. Idaho,  machinist in auto repair;  Minnie Potter, age 35, b. Pennsylvania;  Gold Potter, son, age 7, b. WA;  Ora Potter, sister, age 27, b. WA;  C.C. Potter, father to head of household, age 72, b. Missouri.  Ora was a saleslady in a grocery store. (Mark and Ora were twins perhaps?)

The 1930 census finds the family of Dennis and Ora in Portland, Oregon:  Dennis J. HOLOHAN, age 46, a miner in the mines;  Ora M. Holohan, age 38.

The 1940 census finds them in Los Angeles, California:  Dennis HOLOHAN, age 56, truck driver in a lumber yard;  Ora Holohan, age 49.

There is a death record in the California Death Record Index for Dennis J. Holohan, born 13 Jul 1883 in Idaho; died 14 Nov 1949 in California. I found no record for Ora May Potter Holohan.

It does appear that Ora and Dennis had no children. But their story deserves to be proclaimed for they surely had cousins and distant cousins.

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