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Holman, Lorenzil Claude – Obituary

Richland, Oregon

L. C. Holman dies today at Richland

Lorenzil Claude Holman, 71, prominent Eagle valley farmer, Richland postmaster and former Baker county commissioner, died this morning at his home at Richland after a short illness.

The funeral will be held Sunday at 2:30 p.m. at the Richland Methodist church with the Rev. Berl Thomas officiating and the Beatty chapel in charge of arrangements. Interment will be in Eagle valley cemetery.

Mr. Holman was born August 3, 1880 in Xenia, Illinois. He moved to Pine valley at the age of six and to Cove when he was eight years old. When he was 22 he came to Eagle valley where he lived since that time.

He was married to Hettie Ownby on May 9, 1915.

He served as county commissioner for six years from 1934 to 1940. Since 1940 he has been postmaster at Richland.

He leaves a widow, Mrs. Hettie Holman of Richland; two daughters, Mrs. Obie Simonis of Baker and Mrs. Avon Duby of Keating; a brother, Clarence Holman of Baker; a twin sister, Maude Mickey of Vancouver, Washington, and another sister, Mrs. Ethel Lively of Tucson, Arizona; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Source: Baker Democrat Herald, Baker City, Oregon, June 7, 1951, page 1
Contributed by: Sue Wells

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