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Hollyday, John Wilson; supt. Railway Mail Service; born, Findlay, O.; son of Robert H. Hollyday, D. D.; his mother’s name was Lydia A. Patterson; educated, High School, Findlay, O., and Business College, Cleveland; married, Washington, D. C., Sept. 29, 1886, Mary Elizabeth Larner; issue, one daughter, Eleanor; early life spent in mercantile pursuits; appointed to railway mail service, March 4, 1878; transferred to office Gen. Supt. Washington, D. C., 1885; made chief clerk to Gen. Supt., Aug. 1897; made chief clerk to Second Asst. Post Master General, February, 1907; made supt. Railway Mail Service, Cleveland, Oct. 13, 1911; assumed duties Dee. 4, 1911; transferred to be supt. Railway Mail Service, Boston, Mass., June 6, 1913; assumed duties June 8, 1913; member National Geographic Society, Euclid Lodge, No. 559, F. & A. M., Cleveland; and Lodge Encampment Rebekah and Canton Organization of No. 2, I. O. 0. F.