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The Protection Post


James Mason Holler, photo courtesy of Buddy M. Bardot
At left:
James Mason Holler
Photo courtesy of Buddy M. Bardot.

J. M. (Grandpa) Holler, prominent resident of the Collier Flats neighborhood died at the home of his daughter Mrs. Roy German, in Protection, Saturday evening, October 13, 1928 at 7:00 o'clock.

While Mr. Holler had been in falling and delicate health for several months his immediate and fatal illness had been for only a few weeks duration.

Mr. Holler was advanced in years being at the time of his death over 81 years of age.

He was an early day settler in Lyons County, Kansas, and one of the early settlers in Harper County, Oklahoma.

Mr. Holler had devoted his life in major portion to farming or merchandising both in Kansas and Oklahoma.

He was a man of quiet and unassuming character habits but of sterling qualities of manhood.

In his home life and by his children and his grandchildren he was dearly loved and reverenced and Grandpa's wishes were ever tenderly cared for and obeyed.

Mr. Holler was scrupulous in business dealings and as a neighbor and personal friend highly regared and esteemed.

In his more active years, he was prominent in the affairs of his community and had a kindly word and enjoyed the society of the young folks of his immediate family and neighborhood.

He had been a member of the Oddfellows at Buffalo, Oklahoma since 1909 and until later years and age had prevented, always took an active interest in the affairs of the order.

Since his early manhood he had been a consistent Christian, affilating with the Methodist Episcopal Church.

Mr. Holler had made the Collier Flats neighborhood his home since 1912, and has a host of neighbors who had grown to esteem him and his loss will be poignantly felt by his friends and his family.

Mr. Holler is survived by six children; two daughters, Mrs. Roy German of Protection, and Mrs. Margaret Strohmeyer of White Deer, Texas; and 4 sons, the Mssrs. Charles, Boyd and Will Holler of Protection and R. M. Holler of Ashland, Kansas; 36 grandchildren and 23 great grandchildren.


Funeral services conducted by his friend of 40 years standing and his former pastor when he lived at Chase, Kansas, Rev. J. B. Handy of Coldwater, Kansas, assisted by the Rev. Walter H. Dellinger, pastor of the local M. E. Church, was held from the Protection Methodist Church, Monday, October 15, 1928. at 2:00 p.m.

The services were attended by the members of Buffalo, Oklahoma, Lodge 286, I. O. O. F. of which Mr. Holler was a member.

James Mason Holler is buried in Protection Cemetery.

Phoebe Ann Doran, photo courtesy of Michael S. Doran.At left:
Phoebe Ann Doran
Photo courtesy of Michael S. Doran.

Thanks to Buddy M. Bardot for finding, transcribing and contributing the above news article to this web site!

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