Tuesday, December 2, 2008
Today, Mom and I drove down to Tyler to shop and go to Sam's. Mostly Sam's. On the way, I asked her if everyone called Harry Arnold, Sr., Puss or just she and Dad. Mom said that our cousin, Judge Frank Holden, had been in WWI with Mr. Arnold, and that's what Frank called Mr. A. What a small world. Frank was a Federal Judge in Atlanta, and lived in the Buckhead area, I believe. It was a beautiful, beautiful neighboorhood. Frank and his wife Grace would visit us in Monroe every so often, and Frank would line us up and say "whose turn is it for a silver dollar". Dad saved them for us, and I still have one. Papa would punch a hole in them and put a wire through the hole. I guess he would attach our names to the wire. We always loved to see Frank and Grace. Frank, Jr. had a camp just north of Atlanta, and one summer, Dotsy went to camp there and mostly worked in the stables taking care of the horses. Frank was a cousin on Dad's Mother's side, Nona Corry Oakes . Nona was born in Siloam, GA in 1887, and died in Atlanta in 1947. Her father was Eugene Reid Corry.
Frank was born in Crawfordville, GA, 1894, died Atlanta, in 1975. He was married to Grace Pope of West Palm Beach, FL. There is a small book of WWI that Frank wrote, called War Memories, published in 1922. This book has been digitized by Google Books. Search for War Memories by Frank A. Holden. Frank graduated from the University of Georgia and was a member of Phi Delta Theta. He practiced law in Athens with his father. Frank's father, Horace Moore Holden, was also a judge on the Federal bench in Atlanta. Frank's mother was Mary Emma Corry, half sister to Eugene Reid Corry. Their father was William Alexander Corry. Mary Emma's mother, William's second wife, was Mary Matilda Stephens Reid... I was always puzzled by the relationships, but with the help of a wonderful book, Willian Corry and His Descendants by Mildred Seab Ezell, I've been able to piece this together.