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Description: Horace F. Holden Dies Prominent in Affairs of Tillamook County

Date: April 22 1910

Newspaper published in: Portland, OR

Page/Column: 16

Horace F. Holden Dies Prominent in Affairs of Tillamook County

Tillamook, Ore., April 21. Horace F. Holden, who came to Oregon the first time in 1844, died here Tuesday [April 19th]. He was 72 years old.

Mr. Holden was born in Boston and when only a few months old went with his parents to the Hawaiian Islands, from where, in 1844, he came to this state. Returning to the Islands in 1848, he remained until 1853, when he came again to Oregon. He joined the rush to Idaho in the gold excitement of 1861, after having taken part in the Indian Wars of 1855 and 1856.

He learned the trade of shipbuilder and helped to build the J. C. Champion, which, after its completion, he ran between Tillamook City and Portland for some years. In 1870, the year in which he married Miss Maggie Edwards, he settled on a part of the Trask donation land claim and engaged in farming and dairying. He was one of the first County Treasurers of this county, was an early County Commissioner and for some years was County Judge.

He is survived by Anna N. Holden, J. C. Holden, now County Clerk of Tillamook County, Verner E. Holden and Arthur Holden, his children, and by his widow.

Submitted: 06/15/14

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