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Holloway Family Papers

Biography

This collection consists of materials relating to Henry C. Holloway and his family.

Henry Clay Holloway was born near Edgefield, S. C. on March 28, 1838. He moved to Tarrant County in 1858. In 1860, he married Margaret Loving. During the Civil War, he served with Gano’s brigade.

He was referred to by Mary Daggett Lake, a local historian, as the “Father of the Fort Worth Stockyards”. He was the first manager of the Fort Worth Stockyards, and the first man to grow alfalfa in Tarrant County. At the time of his death he was director of the Fort Worth and Rio Grande Railroad and a farmer. He died on April 28, 1905 and was buried at Pioneer Rest Cemetery. He resided at 613 W. 5th Street, Ft. Worth, Texas at the time of his death.

Provenance

This collection was donated by Mary Dingie, 1013 South Adams, Fort Worth, Texas on May 21, 1952.

Scope and Contents Note

It consists primarily of entire newspapers and clippings.

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Last updated: July 1, 2014