(Anna Mina Augusta) Gussie Oldenberg and Carl Holden
d. Friday, 11 February 1949
HOLDEN, OLDENBERG, HASTINGS, BRUNS, TILLMAN, MAAS, PALMER, HUMPHREY, MAYLAND, LUBKEMANN, EDWARDS, WETJEN, JONES, WALLACE, ROGERS, HARRINGTON, GLANDORF, WITTE, DANE, LANDA, HEITSHUSEN
Williamsburg Journal – Tribune, Williamsburg (Iowa County), Iowa,
17 February 1949
EXPLOSION AND FIRE IN TOURIST CABIN AT BEAUMONT, TEXAS, CAUSES DEATH FRIDAY OF MR. AND MRS. HOLDEN
Services In Memoriam Held At Presbyterian Church Here Tues. Afternoon Attended By Hundreds Of Their Neighbors
Carl Holden, born June 29, 1884, and Augusta Oldenburg Holden, his wife born June 11, 1883, while on a vacation tour in the south met death under tragic circumstances.
It was in a tourist cabin at Beaumont, Texas that an explosion caused the death of Mr. and Mrs. Holden. Gas came from an unused gas vent which was opened when the bed was moved away from the wall. Both after the accident were removed to the Dien hospital in Beaumont Friday, February 11.
Funeral services were held in the Presbyterian church in Williamsburg, Iowa, Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock. The Rev. Lloyd Snyder officiating.
Mr. Holden was born on the old farm homestead in York township and
Mrs. Holden was born on the Oldenberg family place near Sigourney in Keokuk county.
The parents of Mr. Holden were Myron W. Holden and Emma Hastings Holden. Mrs. Holden's parents were George Oldenberg and Anna Bruns Oldenberg.
Both received their education in the rural schools of their home districts, and in addition Mrs. Holden took two years of high school normal training preparing herself for teaching which profession she followed for eight years.
They were married August 11, 1908, in the Evangelical Lutheran church at Sigourney, Iowa, the Rev. Tillman officiating.
For the first two years the couple made their home on the Oldenberg farm near Sigourney. Later they moved to the Frendal neighborhood where they lived for five years.
In 1916, they moved to the old farm home in York township in Iowa county where in the course of twenty seven years they together fostered and developed Mr. Holden's life long interest in hybrid corn and saw the industry develop into a large enterprise.
In November, 1944, they retired and came to Williamsburg. They are survived by three sons and one daughter. The sons are Palmer and Carlton of Tipton, and Roland on the farmstead near Williamsburg. The daughter is Mrs. Willard Maas of Williamsburg. One son Russell died in infancy.
He is further survived by sisters, Mrs. Edith Palmer and Mrs. Carrie Humphrey of Long Beach, California, and brothers, Eugene M. of North English and Roscoe G. of Des Moines.
The survivors of Mrs. Holden include three sisters: Mrs. Doris Mayland of Ottumwa Iowa, Mrs. Adda Lubkemann of Hampton, Ia., and Mrs. Charlotte Edwards of Beaman, Iowa. They had twelve grandchildren.
Interment was in Oak Hill cemetery. Pallbearers were Albert Wetjen,
O.E. Jones, Arthur Wallace, Lon Rogers, Howard Harrington, Arthur Glandorf, George P. Maas, H.F. Witte, George L. Dane, Ross Landa, Anton Heitshusen and Martin Glandorf.
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