Located on the corner of
Holloway Rd. & Center Rd. off of Hwy 69 between Monroe and Monticello,
WI in Washington Township.
History of Green County
on section 17, is used as a general burying ground. The cemetery
was laid out prior to 1849, that being the date of the first burial. Mrs.
Holloway was the first person buried there. The site was given
by Henry Eley and Mr. Holloway.
a native of Maryland, came in 1844, and made a claim on section 22.
He was a blacksmith by trade, the first in town. He remained here
two years, when he sold his claim and removed to Monroe. Later he
went to Richland county, where he died in 1855.
a pioneer of Green county, was born in Worchester Co., Md., in 1799.
He was there married, to Mahala Godfrey, also a native of Maryland.
In 1835 they removed to Illinois, and were early settlers in Schuyler county,
where he worked at his trade as blacksmith in the town of Brooklyn.
They remained there until 1844, when they came to Green county, and took
a claim on section 22, township 3, range 7 east, now known as Washington.
Two years later, he traded that land for a claim in Monroe, where he lived
until 1852. He then went to Richland county and settled in Rockbridge.
He died in that town, two years later. He was twice married.
His first wife died in 1848, leaving ten children, eight of whom are now
living. He was again married in 1850, and by this union had one child,
who now lives in Rockbridge, Richland county.
Holloway, eldest son of Samuel and Mahala (Godfrey) Holloway,
was born Maryland, Nov. 13, 1823. In his youth he in learned the
blacksmith trade. He remained with his parents until 1848, when he was
married to Rebecca Rice, a native of Indiana, and settled in Monroe,
where he opened a shop and worked at his trade three years. He then
removed to Monticello and engaged in the same business, which he continued
until 1878. In that year he sold out, and bought a farm on section
35, of the town of Washington. He has built a shop upon his farm
and carries on blacksmithing in connection with farming. His first
wife died ten months after marriage. He was again married to Emiline
Rice, a sister of his former wife, who died eleven years later.
His third wife was Ann Gates, who lived but two and a half years
after marriage. He was afterwards married to Harriet N. Jones.
The second Mrs. Holloway left two children--Jane and Thomas.
The present Mrs. Holloway has one child--Ara C.
Friday, August 20, 1926
Pioneer of Monroe
Jacob Holloway, 86, Was Resident
of Green County for 60 Years
Holloway, 86, died Wednesday at his (one line is missing) been confined
to his bed since March. He was a son of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Holloway,
and was born in Illinois on June 8, 1840, and has been a resident of Green
County for more than 60 years. In August, 1861 he was married to
Caroline Simmons at Monroe, who preceded him in death on January 22, 1922.
Survivors include five children, two daughters, Mrs. J.D. Wallace, Washington
township, and Mrs. C.D. Withers, Eau Claire, and three sons, John W., Minneapolis,
Percy, Washington township, and Preston, Beloit. Funeral services
were conducted at 10 a.m. today from the home, with interment at Greenwood
September 5, 1930
Former Green Co. Farmer Passes
Clifton Holloway, 60, Dies at Winslow,
Ill., After Illness
60, for many years a resident of Washington township, died Sunday at his
home in Winslow, Ill. He had been in ill health for the past year,
and confined to his bed but two days.
Mr. Holloway was born
June 1, 1870, in Monticello. His marriage to Mytle Hare, a daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. Alvah Hare, Monroe, took place here Aug. 15, 1893.
For many years , he resided on the old Hare homestead in Washington township,
later taking up his residence in Cadiz township, and more recently retiring
at Winslow, Ill.
Survivors include a
son, Floyd, Cadiz township; two half-sisters, Mrs. Clara Gilbert, Waupaca,
and Mrs. F.M. McCaslin, Clear Lake, Ia. Funeral services were
conducted Tuesday from the residence in Winslow, and from the Winslow Methodist
church, the Rev. Mr. Beck officiating. Interment was in the Winslow
Among those attending
the services from Monroe and vicinity were Mr. and Mrs. Roscoe Smith, Mrs.
James Holcomb and Mrs. Clarence Loveland and Mr. and Mrs. J.D. Wallace
and Washington township, Mrs. Oscar Losey, Charlton Simmons, Mrs. G.W.
Simmons, Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Chesebro, Mr. and Mrs. Ell Chesebro.
at Greenwood Cemetery
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