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  • Name Robert HOLLIDAY 
    Born 31 Jan 1861  Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    NATU 17 Sep 1890  Court of Common Pleas, Providence, RI Find all individuals with events at this location 
    OCCU Machinist -New London Northern RR, Standard Machine, Mystic, CT  [2
    Died Feb 1949 
    Person ID I63  The Turses
    Last Modified 24 Aug 2013 

    Family 1 Laura ENGEL 
    Last Modified 25 Sep 2017 
    Family ID F348  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Mary Janette (Nettie) DYER,   b. 16 Feb 1869,   d. 4 Apr 1938  (Age 69 years) 
    Married 12 Feb 1887  [1, 3
     1. Bertha May HOLLIDAY,   b. 16 Oct 1887,   d. 20 Apr 1909  (Age 21 years)
    +2. William Francis HOLLIDAY,   b. 9 Nov 1889, Richmond, RI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Nov 1974, Mystic, CT Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
    Last Modified 25 Sep 2017 
    Family ID F44  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 31 Jan 1861 - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Family oral history has it that the family originally went to Canada from England, and moved down to Connecticut. Robert’s Certificate of Naturalization give Boston as the port of arrival, with a date of 1 August 1879. William Clark and William Jordan, both of Stonington, CT were his witnesses.

      After first working for Browns Cotton Gin in New London (1888 New London Directory), Robert worked as a machinist first for New London Northern Railroad (1892 New London Directory), and then for Standard Machine in Mystic. When his son’s doctor advised him to see to it that the boy lived his life in the outdoors, he became a fisherman. Son William, spent most of his life fishing out of Mystic/Stonington, CT.

      Robert (no middle name) became a US citizen 17 September 1890 in Hopkinton, Washington, R.I. [1, 4]

    • Not Verified - Yorkshire also in file

  • Sources 
    1. [S85] Robertha Holliday Recollections.

    2. [S4] Robertha Agnes Holliday.

    3. [S422] Holliday Family Bible Records.

    4. [S716] Certificate of Naturalization.