Family Histories

Family Histories for the Rose and Kirkpatrick Families

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Cousin Eunice

My grandmother had two drawers in the dresser of her guest room that were filled with pictures.  One of my favorite things to do when I was visiting her was to look through the pictures.  Although I had seen them all many times, I never got tired of sorting through them again.  There were two pictures I always looked for - her cousin, Eunice Floyd.  One picture was Eunice as a child, another as a young woman.  She was a beautiful girl, which is probably why I found the pictures so attractive; people in old photos always look as though they are terrified and frozen in stone.  Eunice was the daughter of my grandmother's aunt Bessie Stroud.  Bessie married Lewis Floyd, a merchant in Marble, Arkansas.  I believe they also operated a hotel at one point. 
Stroud famil portrait, made about 1905.  Top row L-R:  Sarah Sparks Stroud, Easie Stroud, Lewis Floyd, Eunice Floyd, Bessie Stroud Floyd, Tinley Floyd, Hiram Sparks, Arlie Sparks, Easter Stroud Sparks, Lizzie Selby Stroud.  Bottom row L-R: William Farley Stroud, Earl Stroud, William Buck Stroud, Cinthia Forrerster Stroud, Clarence Stroud, Bale Stroud
Back of this picture reads: "This is Eunice and her doll.  Presented to Grandmaw."
Back of this picture reads:  "Hello Grandmaw.   How are you?  I am all ok.  From Eunice"

Eunice had two siblings, a sister named Odie Alma, who died at age 5, and a brother James Olney.  Eunice married Henry Holland in 1916 when she was just 14.  Her only child, a daughter named Ertle, was born two years later.  Eunice and Henry operated Holland Store in Marble, Arkansas for more than 40 years. 

Eunice Easter Floyd Holland
From Madison County Record:Eunice Easter Holland, 91, of 203 East Osage, Arkansas City, Kan., died April 4, 1993, at Medicalodge East in Arkansas City, Kan. She was born March 27, 1902, at Purdy, Ark., the daughter of L.W. and Mary Elizabeth (Bessie) Stroud Floyd. She owned and operated Holland Store at Marble, Ark., for 44 years. She was a Baptist and was preceded in death by her husband, Henry K. Holland, on May 11, 1980. Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Ertle May Miller of Arkansas City, Kan.; one grandson, James W. Miller of Arkansas City, Kan.; one great-granddaughter, Mrs. Karen Sue Tharp of Arkansas City, Kan.; one great-great-granddaughter, Miss Candace Leigh Voegele of Arkansas City, Kan.; one nephew; and one niece. Graveside services were held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 6, at the Alabam Cemetery with the Rev. Harold DuVall officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Brashears Funeral Home.Memorial may be made to Medicalodge East Chapel, 203 East Osage, Arkansas City, Kan.  

1 comment:

  1. Two drawers filled with pictures! What a genealogical treat!

    These photos of Eunice are both lovely and interesting.