Frances Holland

b. 31 October 1870, d. 5 April 1937

Father*James Holland b. unknown, d. unknown
Mother*Matilda Bishop b. unknown, d. unknown
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Occupation*Frances Holland occupation at School Teacher. 
Birth*She was born on 31 October 1870 at Indian Run, Athens County, Ohio. 
Marriage*She married Washington Lafayette Deem, son of William Alonzo Deem and Abigail Hannah Deem, on 12 October 1893 at Home of Israel Day, Athens County, Ohio. 
Death*Frances Holland died on 5 April 1937 at At Home, Mineral Wells, Wood County, WV, at age 66. 
Burial*She was buried on 8 April 1937 at Mt. Zion Cemetery, Chesterville, Wood County, WV. 
in the death of Mrs. Frances Holland Deem, the Auxiliary of the Wood-Wirt County West Virginia Rural Letter Carriers Association has to face the loss of one of our most beloved members the first break in our ranks. Her cheer and warm hearted fellowship made a warm place in the hearts of all who knew her, and always created a cheery and wholesome atmosphere. She was one of the oldest, if not the oldest member of our organization; being sixty seven years old and a charter member of our Auxiliary. She was the mother of twelve children, ten of whom are living. She was devoted wife, a loving mother, a kind neighbor and a faithful friend. She was born October 31, 1870 in Athen County Ohio. Died at her home at Mineral Wells, West Virginia, April 5, 1937. Her funeral was conducted in the Mount Zion Baptist Church by Rev. E. J. Roberts of Elizabeth, West Virginia, assisted by Rev. T. B. Turley of Parkersburg, West Virginia. In addition to a host of other friends and neighbors, her funeral was attended by fourteen rural carriers, all members of he Wood-Wirt County Rural Letter Carriers Association, by eight of whom her remains were carried to their last resting place in the church cemetery. She leaves to mourn their loss the husband, Mr. W. L. Deem. five Daughters, five Sons and twenty one grandchildren. May we emulate her virtues and cherish her memory. Auxiliary of the Wood-Wirt County Rural Letter Carriers Association. Mrs. George E. McAtee, Chairman of Committee. In the passing of Mrs. Frances Holland Deem on April 5, 1937, we the Auxiliary of the Wood-Wirt County Rural Letter Carriers Association suffered our first great loss--the first broken link in our chain of membership. We have met here today in this place, sacred to us as the resting place of her body, to honor and perpetuate her memory by planting a tree. How fitting that we should do this. And how typical of her life is this evergreen tree. As the tree provides a resting place and shelter for the birds, so did Mrs. Deem, by her kind hospitality, and cheerful good nature give comfort and cheer to all whose good fortune it was to know her as a neighbor or as a sister in our organization. May we emulate her virtues and whenever we visit this hallowed spot, may this tree remind us of one who was a devoted wife, a loving mother, a kind neighbor and a faithful friend. Lovingly and reverently we plant this evergreen as a symbol of immortality. after 8 April 1937. 


Washington Lafayette Deem b. 10 March 1872, d. 12 June 1960

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