A-4-79 William C. Holt, son of William N. Holt and Martha Cunningham,  was born about 1862 in Limestone County, Alabama. He died on 30 Mar 1951 in

Lamar County, Texas. He was buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Paris, Lamar Co., Texas. He married Nancy Lee Dillard. She was born on 03 Oct 1867 in Bairdstown, Lamar County, Texas. She died on 29 Mar 1958 in Lamar County, Texas. She was buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Paris, Lamar Co., TX.


William C. Holt and Nancy Lee Dillard were married on 03 Feb 1886 in Biardstown, Lamar County, Texas. They had the following children:


A-5-164 Geneva Ann Holt.


A-5-165 Wirt Olivia Holt was born on 25 Dec 1889 in Minter, Lamar County, Texas. She married Charles Willie Pretre in 1912 in Lamar County, Texas. She died on 13 Oct 1969 in Dallas County, Texas. She was buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Paris, Lamar Co., TX.


A-5-166 Lenora A. Holt was born about 1895 in Texas.


A-5-167 Eura B. Holt was born on 23 Jul 1895 in Pattonville, Lamar County, Texas. She died on 25 Jan 1970 in Lamar County, Texas. She was buried in Highland Cemetery, Paris, Lamar Co., TX.


A-5-168 Roy Dillard Holt was born on 17 Feb 1898 in Pattonville, Lamar County, Texas. He married Mable L. Derryberry in 1930. He died on 12 Feb 1953 in Lamar County,. He was buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Paris, Lamar Co., TX.


A-5-169 Joe Harmond Holt was born on 15 Sep 1901 in Minter, Lamar County, Texas. He married Maudina Echols in Oct 1925 in Lamar County, Texas. He died on 27 Nov 1958 in Lamar  County, Texas. He was buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Paris, Lamar Co., TX.


Notes for William C. Holt:


In 1870 William, at age 8, was living in his mother's h/h in Limestone County, Alabama. They w ere living next door to the widowed Dorothy Holt, age 72.

William C. Holt was one of four children.






1910 Lamar Co., TX. - get census record.

After the deaths of Enoch Holt and his wife Mary Vance, William C. Holt w as named in their Giles Co., TN estate records. He was living in Lamar Co., TX., at that time.


Name: William C. Holt

Death date: 01 Apr 1951

Death place: Paris, Lamar, Texas

Gender: Male

Race or color (on document): white

Age at death : 89 years 24 days

Birth date: 07 Mar 1862

Birth place: Athens, Ala.

Marital status: Married

Spouse name: Father name:

Fatherbirth place: Unobtainable

Mother name: Martha Ann Cunningham

Mother birth place: Ala.

Occupation: Grocer

Residence: Paris, Lamar, Texas

Cemetery name: Evergreen

Burial place: Paris, Tex.

Burial date: 02 Apr 1951

Additional relatives:

Film number: 2074694 Digital GS number: 4166

829 Image number: 814 Reference number: 20002 Collection: Texas Deaths, 1 890-1976


OBITUARY: The Paris News, April 3, 1951, p.3

Holt Services Conducted Here Monday Afternoon

Last rites for William C. Holt, 89, retired grocer, of 1739 E. Houston St. were conducted Monday afternoon at Fry and Gibbs Funeral Home. Mr. Holt, formerly a ginner at Biardstown and a grocer atMinter, died at home Sunday afternoon.

Service was held by Dr. H. Glenn Smith of Immanuel Baptist Church and the Rev. Wesley V. Hite of First Methodist Church had charge, with burial in Evergreen Cemetery. Named as pallbearers were Frank Council, William Pretre,T. F. Pretre, Grady Cearley, Frank Home and James Home.


Mr. Holt was. born in Athens, Ala., March 7, 1862, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. W. N. Holt. He came to Lamar County in 1884,and two years later, Feb. 3, 1886, he married. Miss Nancy Lee Dillard. She survives besides these children: Mrs. C. W. Pretre, Paris; Mrs. J. B. Tryra, Dallas ; Mrs.Delbert Suggs and Roy Holt, Cunningham,and Joe Holt, Fort Worth; 10 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.


Notes for Nancy Lee Dillard:


OBITUARY: The Paris News, March 30, 1958, p.3


Mrs. W. C. Holt, 90, longtime resident of Biardstown and Paris, died at 9:25 p.m. Sunday in a Paris Hospital where she had been taken earlier in the night. She lived at 1719 E. Houston St., her home since she and her husband moved to Paris in 1924. She had been an invalid since the following year.


Her husband's death occurred April 1, 1951 after their 64th wedding anniversary,


Funeral services for Mrs. Holt will be held Tuesday at 3 p.m. at Fry -Gibbs

chapel, and interment made in Evergreen Cemetery. Surviving are these children: Mrs. Wirt Pretre, Paris; Mrs. Eura Suggs, Cunningham, and Joe H. Holt, Fort Worth; besides 16 other descendants. The former Mis s Nannie Lee Dillard, daughter of the late James and Mary Ann (Burrows) Dillard, Mrs. Holt was born in Biardstown community, October 3 1867. She w as married there in 1885. She had been a member of the Minter Rebekah Lodge and was a Baptist.


The Paris News, April 1, 1958, p.2

Holt Funeral

The funeral of Mrs. W. C. Holt, 1719 E. Houston St., was set Tuesday at 3 pm: at Fry-Gibbs chapel, conducted by the Rev. Ronald Prince of First B aptist Church. Named pallbearers were Frank Council, Joe E. Holt, Kealieth Baty, Fernand Pretre,Charles Baty and Don Pretre. Mrs. Holt, 90, the former Miss Nannie Lee Dillard of Biardstown, died here Sunday night.