GEORGE P. HOLLIDAY. The genial proprietor of the farm located on section 10, North Otter Township, is he whose name heads this sketch. His father is Arthur D. and his mother Amanda J. (Orr) Holliday. A sketch will be found of Mrs. Holliday's family in another part of this volume. Our subject was early a half orphan, his mother dying early in the ‘60s. His father had by this marriage seven children, of whom our subject is the fifth.
Mr. Holliday was born in North Otter Township March 5, 1853. He here grew to manhood and has spent the greater portion of his life, being absent only three or four years, when he was engaging in the stock business. A farmer by inheritance, natural aptitude and ability, he has devoted himself to this the greater part of his life and has made of it a pointed success.
Mr. Holliday finds stock raising a more lucrative business than the following of some special line in agriculture and that with general farming occupies his time and attention. On coming here with his father, our subject settled on about six hundred acres of land and there made the home to which he afterward brought his young wife. October 12, 1876, he was married to Miss Martha E. Crane, daughter of Albert S. and Mary (Armstrong) Crane. Mrs. Holliday was born in Greene county, Ill., October 15, 1855.
Mrs. Holliday presides with much grace and dignity over the commodious home that her husband has built on their beautiful farm. Both hospitable and entertaining, no more desirable place can be found at which to spend an agreeable vacation than with the pleasant couple whom it is our pleasure to chronicle in this sketch.