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Obituary of Phoebe Ann Doran Holler and spouse James Mason Holler

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Protection Press
March 11, 1915


Phoebe Ann Doran was born in New Brunswick, February 22, 1847.  She died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Roy German, at Coldwater, March 4, 1915, at the advanced age of 68 years and 10 days.

She moved with her parents to Illinois in 1849.  There she was married to J.M. Holler on February 2, 1868.  Seven children were born to this union, six are left with their father to mourn the loss of a loving wife and mother.

In 1912 they moved to Protection where they have since made their home.  Mrs. Holler joined the Methodist church in 1880, and remained a true and faithful worker for Christ.  She was a devoted wife, a loving mother, and a good community worker.  The funeral was held Saturday at two o’clock from the Methodist church, Rev. Shields officiating.  Interment was in the Protection cemetery.

She leaves a host of friends to mourn the loss of a good woman, one who could always be looked to as an example of a true Christian.  She was a lover of young folds, and many of her spare moments were used in comforting them.  May she rest in peace.


The Protection Post
October 18, 1928


J. M. (Grandpa) Holler, prominent resident of the Collier Flats neighborhood died at the home of this daughter, Mrs. Roy German, in Protection, Saturday evening, October 13, at 7:00 o’clock.

While Mr. Holler had been in failing and delicate health for several months his immediate and fatal illness had been for only a few weeks duration.

Mr. Holler was advanced in years, being at the time of his death over 81 years of age.

He was an early day settler in Lyons county, Kansas, and one of the early settlers in Harper county, Okla.

Mr. Holler had devoted his life in major jortion to farming or merchandising, in both Kanses and Oklahoma.

He was a man of quiet and unassuming character and habits but of sterling qualities of manhood.

In his home life and by his children and his grandchildren he was dearly loved and reverenced and Grandpa’s wishes were ever tenderly cared for and obeyed.

Mr. Holler was scrupulous in his business dealings and as a neighbor and personal friend highly regarded and esteemed.

In his more active years, he was prominent in the affairs of his community and always had a kindly word and enjoyed the society of the younger folks of his immediate family and neighborhood.

He had been a member of the Odd-fellows at Buffalo, Oklahoma since 1909 and until later years and age had prevented, always took an active interest in the affairs of the order.

Since his early manhood he had been a consistent Christian, affiliating with the Methodist Episcopal Church.

Mr. Holler had made the Collier Flats neighborhood his home since 1912, and has a host of neighbors who had grown to esteem him and his loss will be poignantly felt by his friends and family.

Mr. Holler is survived by six children; two daughters, Mrs. Roy German of Protection, and Mrs. Margaret Strohmeyer of White Deer, Texas; and 4 sons, the Messrs.  Charles, Boyd and Will Holler of Protection and R.M. Holler of Ashland, Kansas; 36 grandchildren and 23 great grandchildren.

Funeral services conducted by his friend of 40 years standing and his former paster when he lived at Chase, Kansas, Rev. J.B. Handy of Coldwater, Kansas, assisted by the Rev. Walter H. Dellinger, pastor of the local M. E. Church, was held from the Protection Methodist Church, Monday, October 15, 1928, at 2:00 p.m.

The services were attended by the members of Buffalo, Okla., Lodge No. 286, I.O.O.F. of which Mr. Holler was a member and by members of Protection Lodge No. 419, I.O.O.F.

E.G. Tharp, Clay Woolfolk, Clarence Condra, H.O. Bauers, M.L. Webster and Willis Bratcher were the active pall bearers and interment was in the local cemetery by the side of his deceased wife.

The Peacock Mortuary of Protection were in charge.

Obituaries provided by the wonderful people at the Protection Township Library


Written by Michael S. Doran

May 17, 2011 at 6:00 pm

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