Doc Holliday Martha Eleanora Holliday Grave historical marker

Collection:
Georgia Historical Markers
Title:
Doc Holliday Martha Eleanora Holliday Grave historical marker
Creator:
Massar, Todd
Date of Original:
1996/2014
Subject:
Historical markers--Georgia--Spalding County
Holliday, John Henry, 1851-1887
Location:
United States, Georgia, Spalding County, Griffin, 33.2467807, -84.2640904
Medium:
photographs
Type:
StillImage
Format:
image/jpeg
Description:
Location: Rest Haven Cemetery, Griffin
Text of marker: "DOC HOLLIDAY. Martha Eleanora Holliday Grave. Born December 3, 1849, Martha Eleanora was the older sister of the legendary John Henry "Doc" Holliday. Martha Eleanora was the first born child of Henry Holliday and Alice Jane McKey Holliday. Despite being born less than two years before "Doc", she never met her younger brother. Martha Eleanora Holliday dies June 12, 1850 at the age of six months and nine days. Her cause of death is unknown to us today. During this time, many infants did not survive to their first birthday. Some Holliday family historians suggest that Martha Eleanora succumbed to diptheria, a respiratory illness. Other historians suggest that her death was due to complications from a birth defect. Despite her young age, her death greatly impacted the Holliday family. Two months after Martha Eleanora's death, Alice Jane McKey Holliday joined the Presbyterian Church on Chappell Street. Her infant son, John Henry "Doc" Holliday, would be baptized there almost two years later."
Metadata URL:
https://dlg.usg.edu/record/dlg_ghm_doc-holliday-martha-eleanora-holliday-grave
Digital Object URL:
http://dlg.galileo.usg.edu/do:dlg_ghm_doc-holliday-martha-eleanora-holliday-grave
Holding Institution:
Digital Library of Georgia
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