Samuel D Holt – Oregon Pioneer dies – July 19, 1901

“Samuel D. Holt.

Samuel D. Holt, the highly respected pioneer and citizen died at his home at 9:45 o’clock last evening after a lingering illness from gastritis.

Fort Kearny Historical Marker
Near the Platte River

Samuel Doak Holt who was aged 70 years, was born in Green county, East Tennessee.  In the spring of 1846, moved to Andrew county, Missouri, where he enlisted in the quartermaster department and served during the hostilities with Mexico.  At the end of eighteen months he returned to Fort Leavenworth.  In the summer of 1848, he assisted in the erection of Fort  Kearney, on the Platte river, and in 1849 went to Fort Larimer, where he was employed until the spring of 1850, he went to California and engaged in mining on the Middle fork of the American river, but in January 1851, returned to Missouri by way of Panama.  He now engaged in agriculture until 1852, when he came to Oregon, arriving  August 29, 1852, but three months thereafter returned to Missouri, purchased a band of cattle and brought them to this state settling on the farm now owned by E.P. Coleman in the vicinity of Coburg where he resided until 1875 when he took up his residence in Eugene.  J E Holt of San Jose, California, a brother survives him, B R Holt another brother, residing at Harrisburg, having died recently.

The late Samuel D Holt was married to Miss Angeline Wilkins, sister of F. M. Jasper and Amos Wilkins, in March 1868.  In 1898 their daughter, Miss Linna Holt Baylord died, leaving the couple childless.  Deceased was a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian church.  He was a very quiet, conservative gentleman and devoted to his home and fireside.  Samuel Holt was greatly respected by all  who knew  him.

Funeral announcement will be made later.” Eugene Morning Register, July 20, 1901, pg. 4, col. 3.  University of Oregon Knight Library’s Newspaper Collection.

Eugene Pioneer Cemetery (I.O.O.F.) has the Holts listed.  Per cemetery records, Mrs. Angeline Wilkins Holt was born 8/15/1849 “near Eugene” and died 8/31/1923 in Eugene.


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