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From: Rose-Anne <>
Subject: OBIT (1927): Samuel Mat HOLLAND
Date: Sat, 13 Dec 1997 00:18:20 -0800

Source: June 16, 1927 Cadiz, KY newspaper*:

"Mat Holland Dead At Age Of Seventy"
"Was One Of Trigg County's Leading Farmers and Prominent Citizens."
"Death Follows Lingering Illness And General Paralysis Cause Of
"Mr. S.M. HOLLAND, one of Trigg County's outstanding farmers and most
highly respected citizens, died last Friday at his home near Rock
Castle. He had been in poor health for some months, and death was
caused by general paralysis".
"Mr. HOLLAND was a native of Trigg county and spent all his life
here. His father was the late John A. HOLLAND, the mother being Minerva
STANDROD, an aunt of Dr. S.E. STANDROD, of Rock Castle. The father was
a Virginian, while the mother was a native born Kentuckian.
"Mr. HOLLAND was born November 7th, 1857, and had he lived until next
November would have been seventy years of age. He grew to manhood on
the farm of his father, and on November 4th, 1880, he was united in
marriage to Miss Lucy K. BAKER, a beautiful and charming girl and
daughter of Esq. Blake BAKER. The wife died some twenty years ago, and
the following children survive: Hon. A.B. HOLLAND, former
Representative in the Legislature, of Trigg county; Mrs. Dick ALEXANDER,
of Eddyville; Mrs. David E. CUNNINGHAM of Memphis; Sebree HOLLAND, of
Arkansas, and Mrs. Claude C. GRASTY of Hopkinsville.
"A second wife, to whom he was married several years ago, survives
"Mr. HOLLAND was not only one of the largest land owners of the entire
county, but one of our most sustantial and most successful farmers, and
as a citizen was one of the county's most prominent.
"He was a man of superior intelligence, big-hearted and kind, a loyal
friend and a neighbor second to none. As a husband and father he was
indulgent and kind, and never turned a deaf ear to the cry of need or to
those in distress. His home was one of the most hospitable, and
hundreds are those who enjoyed his bounty and the happy association of
his fireside. He loved his friends and had hundreds, and in his going
to the world from which no traveler ever returns he leaves many hearts
and hosts of loving relatives and dear friends heart-broken and lonely.
"Trigg county had few men who ranked above him as a citizen.
" In the presence of a large crowd of dear ones the funeral and burial
took place Sunday afternoon. Rev. J.D. Woodson, of Kuttawa, conducted
the funeral service, and the burial followed at the BAKER grave yard
near his home."

Note: Samuel Matthew HOLLAND married (2) Mrs. Alice ATWOOD CUNNINGHAM
on Oct 27, 1922 in Trigg Co, KY. Family reported that Mrs. CUNNINGHAM
was Mr. HOLLAND's housekeeper prior to marriage and had a daughter,

Source: "History and Genealogy of William CUNNINGHAM and wife Nancy
(CARR) CUNNINGHAM" by Bertie C. Gingles, 1957 (reprinted 1984), p. 143:
"5th Child of Nicholas D. and Mary (Polly) (CUNNINGHAM) CUNNINGHAM:
Groom, Ralph Trevor CUNNINGHAM; born July 7, 1869. Bride, Mary Alice
ATWOOD; born Sept. 3, 1874, daughter of Thomas and Angeline (MINTON)
ATWOOD. Date of marriage, Oct. 27, 1895. Three children born to this
union: 1. Ozro Glenn; 2. Johnnie Inez; 3. James Dudley, born July 14,
1915, died age 2 years".

Rose-Anne Cunningham Bray
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