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Information for John Albert Holton

6 February, 1887 - 13 September, 1966

Obituary from The Idaho Press-Tribune

14 September, 1966
Contributed by Dennis McIndoo

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John A. Holton

    CALDWELL - John A. Holton, 79, Greenleaf, died Tuesday in a local hospital.  He was born Feb. 6, 1887, at Marysville, Kan.
    He moved with his parents to Gate, Okla., where he farmed and homesteaded.  He was married to Myrtle Still Feb. 19, 1911, at Gate, Okla.  They moved to Kansas in 1920, where they lived until the moved to Colorado in 1934.  They then moved to Greenleaf, and stayed for a short time, then returned to Concordia, Kan., and lived for 10 years.  They they returned to Greenleaf, where they have since resided.
    He as a farmer and stockman, and retired in 1958.
    He was a member of the Greenleaf Academy Board, Greenleaf Friends Church, and an elder and trustee of the Greenleaf Friends Church.  he had taught Sunday School for 60 years.
    Surviving are his wife; five sons, Albert Holton of Concordia, Kan., Floyd, of Fruitland, Rex, of Boise, Charles of Caldwell, and John, of Seattle; two daughters, Mrs. Dorothy Trost and Mrs. Betty McIndoo, both of Greenleaf; a brother, Eldon Holton of San Diego, Calif.; a sister, Mrs. Mabel Secrist, Carnegie, Okla.; 12 grandchildren and 32 great-grandchildren.
    Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Greenleaf Friends Church.  Interment will be in the Greenleaf Cemetery under direction of Peckham-Dakan Funeral Chapel.  Memorials may be given to the Greenleaf Academy.  A daughter, Mrs. Mildred Fisk, preceded him in death.



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