(?) Gillett1

b. before 1825, d. before 1848
     (?) Gillett was born before 1825.1 He married Eliza Ann Holcombe, daughter of James Holcombe and Olive Noble, before 1843.1 (?) Gillett died before 1848.1

Citations

  1. [S886] Ancestry of Eric Robert Holcomb, Unpublished Manuscript, 2014-2016 unknown repository.

Obie Willard Ragan1

b. 15 October 1932, d. 19 May 2000
Photo courtesy of Vicki Ragan Harris
     Obie Willard Ragan was born on 15 October 1932 at OK.1 He was the son of Elmer John Samuel Ragan Sr. and Minnie Elnora Farrow.1 Obie Willard Ragan died on 19 May 2000 at Cedar Creek, Bastop Co., TX, at age 67.1,2 He was buried at Cook-Walden Capital Parks Cemetery, Pflugerville, Travis Co., TX.2

Citations

  1. [S887] Vicki Harris, "Elmer Ragan."
  2. [S807] Find A Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com, Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed 9 August 2019), memorial page for Obie W Ragan (15 Oct 1932–19 May 2000), Find A Grave Memorial no. 39636064, citing Cook-Walden Memorial Hill Cemetery, Austin, Travis County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Cyndi Wiseman (contributor 47066513) .

Arthur Ragan1

b. 20 August 1930, d. 14 September 1930
     Arthur Ragan was born on 20 August 1930.1 He was the son of Elmer John Samuel Ragan Sr. and Minnie Elnora Farrow.1 Arthur Ragan died on 14 September 1930.1

Citations

  1. [S887] Vicki Harris, "Elmer Ragan."

Henry Perry Newton1

b. 19 July 1893, d. 20 June 1989
     Henry Perry Newton was born on 19 July 1893.1 He married Margaret Farrow, daughter of Arthur Tullis Farrow and Alice Adiline Holcombe.1 Henry Perry Newton died on 20 June 1989 at age 95.1 He was buried at Chowchilla Cemetery, Chowchilla, Madera Co., CA.1

Citations

  1. [S807] Find A Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com, Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed 14 August 2019), memorial page for Henry Perry Newton (19 Jul 1893–20 Jun 1989), Find A Grave Memorial no. 79636020, citing Chowchilla Cemetery, Chowchilla, Madera County, California, USA ; Maintained by Ed Smith (contributor 47100545) .

Harry Griffin Pinkham Jr.

b. 12 March 1918, d. 12 November 2005
     Harry Griffin Pinkham Jr. was born on 12 March 1918 at Flushing, Queens Co., NY.1 He married Grace Van Brunt, daughter of Ralph Van Brunt and Theresa Boyle, in 1965. Harry Griffin Pinkham Jr. died on 12 November 2005 at Canaan, Litchfield Co., CT, at age 87.1 He was buried at South Cemetery, Colebrook, Litchfield Co., CT.1

Citations

  1. [S807] Find A Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com, Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed 15 August 2019), memorial page for Harry Griffin Pinkham, Jr (12 Mar 1918–12 Nov 2005), Find A Grave Memorial no. 92859688, citing South Cemetery, Colebrook, Litchfield County, Connecticut, USA ; Maintained by Wallace G Lane Jr (contributor 47604754) .

Charles LeRoy Holcombe

b. 13 April 1915, d. 19 January 1968
     Charles LeRoy Holcombe was born on 13 April 1915. He was the son of George Bernard Washington Holcombe and Ethel Mitchell. Charles LeRoy Holcombe married Eva S. Hurlburt. Charles LeRoy Holcombe died on 19 January 1968 at age 52.

Child of Charles LeRoy Holcombe and Eva S. Hurlburt

James L. Holcombe

b. 27 October 1940, d. 12 August 2019
     James L. Holcombe was born on 27 October 1940 at Granville, Washington Co., NY. He was the son of Charles LeRoy Holcombe and Eva S. Hurlburt. James L. Holcombe died on 12 August 2019 at Granville, Washington Co., NY, at age 78.

From The Glenn-Falls Post-Star, 14 August 2019:

GRANVILLE — James L. Holcomb took his earthly leave on Monday, Aug. 12, 2019 at the the Slate Valley Center in North Granville.

Jim was born Oct. 27, 1940 in Granville, the son of the late LeRoy and Eva (Hurlburt) Holcomb.

He was a 1959 graduate of Granville High School. Jim was a proud veteran of the U.S. Air Force, enlisting following graduation. Some of his destinations during his service were Texas, Alaska and South Dakota.

Jim married the love of his life, Lorraine Tifft, on March 6, 1965. Together they raised their family. Family was of paramount importance to Jim. He lived by the rule that a man's job was to care for his family, no matter what. This was a principle he instilled in his sons and taught them by his example.

Jim retired from General Electric in Rutland, Vermont, after 35 years of service. He also worked at Price Chopper for 10 years during his retirement.

Jim and Lorraine enjoyed traveling. Some special trips were to Hershey, Pennsylvania, Nashville — when Jim was photographed on the stage of the Grand Old Opry — and the Caribbean.

Music was Jim's passion. He loved karaoke and one of his favorite types of music was good old traditional country music. Jim was a man of strong faith. He recognized that his faith was the source of his strength. His music became an expression of that faith. When Jim sang during a church service, his voice reflected his strong love and praise for God. His son, PJ and grandson, Andrew, were influenced by their grandfather's musical talents. As parents and grandparents, Jim and Lorraine provided a healthy environment for the development of their musical talent.

Jim's love for his children and grandchildren knew no boundaries, and they were a source of pride in all they accomplished.

Jim was predeceased by his parents.

He will be missed by his beloved wife, Lorraine; and his sons, Paul Holcomb (Lois Deborah) and Phillip Holcomb (Tammy), all of Granville. He was blessed with 12 grandchildren, Adam, Andrew, Abigail, Alexander, Angelo, Annalise and Abraham Holcomb, Jessica Cartier and James, Jennifer, Charles and Seth Greenough; and 12 great-grandchildren, Isabelle, Kevin Jr., Lylah, Lily, Gigi, Felix, Tessa, Mason, Krya, Amelia, Layla and Hunter. Jim is also survived by his sisters, Eva Bradley and Ethel Tifft, both of Granville; and many nieces and nephews. He will also be missed at gatherings of his karaoke friends, church friends and McDonald's and Dunkin Donuts coffee drinking buddies.

A funeral service will be held at noon Thursday, Aug. 15, at the Granville Baptist Church, 23 Quaker St., Granville, with the Rev. James Peterson presiding. Friends may call from 10 a.m. until the time of the service. Full military honors will be shown following the funeral. Friends and family are invited to a social gathering in the fellowship hall of the church following the funeral and military honors.

Special thanks to Larry and Kathy Tifft, Leon and Ethel Tifft, Ralph and Janet Pagan, Joe and Eva Bradley and Mary Jane and Jack Tifft for their unconditional support and love.

The Holcomb family requests donations made to the Granville Rescue Squad or Granville Baptist Church in Jim's memory.

Arrangements were entrusted to the Robert M. King Funeral Home, 23 Church St., Granville. Online condolences may be made at www.robertmkingfuneralhome.com.

Admiral John Sidney McCain Sr.1

b. 9 August 1844, d. 6 September 1945
     Admiral John Sidney McCain Sr. was born on 9 August 1844 at Teoc, Carroll Co., MS.1 He was the son of John Sidney McCain and Elizabeth-Ann Young.1 Admiral John Sidney McCain Sr. married Catherine Davey Vaulx, daughter of James Junius Vaulx and Margaret Garside, on 9 August 1909 at Colorado Springs, El Paso Co., CO.1 Admiral John Sidney McCain Sr. died on 6 September 1945 at Coronado, CA, at age 101.1

Child of Admiral John Sidney McCain Sr. and Catherine Davey Vaulx

Citations

  1. [S668] Wargs: John McCain, online http://www.wargs.com/political/mccain.html

Admiral John Sidney McCain Jr.1

b. 17 January 1911, d. 22 March 1981
     Admiral John Sidney McCain Jr. was born on 17 January 1911 at Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie Co, IA.1 He was the son of Admiral John Sidney McCain Sr. and Catherine Davey Vaulx.1 Admiral John Sidney McCain Jr. married Roberta Wright on 21 January 1933 at Caesar's Bar, Tijuana, Mexico.1 Admiral John Sidney McCain Jr. died on 22 March 1981 at military aircraft enroute from Europe at age 70.1

Child of Admiral John Sidney McCain Jr. and Roberta Wright

Citations

  1. [S668] Wargs: John McCain, online http://www.wargs.com/political/mccain.html

Senator John Sidney McCain III1

b. 29 August 1936, d. 25 August 2018
John Sidney McCain III
     Senator John Sidney McCain III was born on 29 August 1936 at Coco Solo Air Base, Panama Canal Zone.1 He was the son of Admiral John Sidney McCain Jr. and Roberta Wright.1 Senator John Sidney McCain III married Cindy Lou Hensley on 17 May 1980 at Arizona Biltmore, Phoenix, Maricopa Co., AZ. Senator John Sidney McCain III died on 25 August 2018 at Cornville, Yavapai Co., AZ, at age 81. He was buried on 2 September 2018 at Naval Academy, Anne Arundel Co., MD.

In his book Senator McCain quoted his grandfather speaking to his own son in Tokyo Harbor during the surrender of the Japaneese: "Son, there is no greater thing than to die . . . for the country and principles that you believe in." The senator then reflected that he had served a purpose greater than his own pleasure or advantage. And for that, sir we are all greatful.

Citations

  1. [S668] Wargs: John McCain, online http://www.wargs.com/political/mccain.html