William James Knibbs HOLLOWAY, son of Richard HOLLOWAY and Emily KNIBBS , was born 13 August 1881 in Hendon District, London, Middlesex, England. He married Gerda Marie LANDEEN 22 October 1903 in Alberta, Canada. He died 02 August 1944 in Spokane, Spokane County, Washington, USA. Gerda Marie LANDEEN was born 31 July 1884 in Karlskrona, Sweden. She died 13 May 1959 in Seattle, King County, Washington, USA.

Children of William James Knibbs HOLLOWAY and Gerda Marie LANDEEN are:
1. Eunice Helen HOLLOWAY, b. 24 December 1903

Other Marriages/Unions for William James Knibbs HOLLOWAY:
See William James Knibbs HOLLOWAY & May Louise VICKERE

Other Marriages/Unions for Gerda Marie LANDEEN:
See Frank OLIN & Gerda Marie LANDEEN

Notes for William James Knibbs HOLLOWAY:

Also known as: William James Holloway

William was living at Woodland Row, Garndiffaith when he was baptised.

A sample of William's signature taken from his military registration card, 1918.

William married Gerda Marie Landeen in 1903, and they had a daughter named Eunice Helen Holloway who was born on 24 December, 1903 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

We see William in 1906, living at 27A, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada with his first wife:
W J Holloway Head Mar 25 Wales
Gertrude M Holloway Wife Mar 22 Sweden
Eunice Holloway Daur 1 Alberta
E F Mckinley Boarder Male 19 Ontario
H E Camp Boarder Male 25 England
H J Clayton Boarder Male Ontario
George Dennis Boarder MaleOntario

In 1910, he was living at Spokane, Washington:
Tiny Brayton Heads 57 Wisconsin
George Boone 35 Minnesota
Blanch Boone 33 Wisconsin
William Holloway 30 England
Jessie Walker 23 New York

William married May Louise Vickere in 1910.

See William's Military Registration Card from 1918


We can see William at the 1920 census living at Spokane Washington with his parents-in-law and his wife.
Vickere Thomas S Head 75 Maine
Vickere Abbie H Wife 69 Maine
Holloway William J Son-in-law 38 England
Holloway May L Daughter 30 Wisconsin

See William's Military Registration Card from 1942


Name: William James Holloway
Death date: 02 Aug 1944
Death place: Spokane, Spokane, Washington
Gender: Male
Race or color (on document):
Age at death: 62 years 11 months 19 days
Estimated birth year: 1882
Birth date:
Birth place:
Marital status: Married
Spouse name: May Louise
Father name: Richard Holloway
Father birth place:
Mother name: Emily Knibbs
Mother birth place:
Street address:
Cemetery name:
Burial place:
Burial date:
Additional relatives:
Film number: 2032394
Digital GS number: 4225028
Image number: 190
Reference number: 1141
Collection: Washington Death Certificates, 1907-1960

Our gratitude goes to the members and volunteers at Find A Grave web site for recording the details, in memory of William.

Sources for William James Knibbs HOLLOWAY:

  1. 1920 US Federal Census,
  2. Ancestry.com, England & Wales, Birth Index: 1837-1983 
  3. Military Registration Card, Military Registration Card gave DOB 
  4. LDS IGI Records,

Notes for Gerda Marie LANDEEN:

Gerda was the daughter of Otto Johon Larson Landeen and his wife Emma Hokansen.

See Gerda's US Citizenship Application


See Gerda's Death Certificate

Sources for Gerda Marie LANDEEN:

  1. Marriage Certificate, Marriage Certificate of her daughter 
  2. US Citizenship Application,
  3. Death Certificate,

Notes for Eunice Helen HOLLOWAY:

Also known as: Eunice Helen Olan

In 1930, Eunice was living at Precinct 131, Seattle, King County, Washington:
Josephine Gordon Head Wid 58 Missouri
Frank Phiscator Son 38 Stock Broker Montana
Eunice H Olin Lodger 25 Steamship Company Agent Canada

Eunice married a man named Herbert A Nelson in October 1937 at Spokane, Washington. It wasn't the first marriage for either of them.

See Eunice's Marriage Certificate

Herbert was born on 19 July, 1906. We see him in 1910 living with his parents at Gardena(?) Avenue, Spokane, Washington:
Bert Nelson Head Mar 29 Accountant Iowa
Pearl Nelson Wife Mar 26 Pennsylvania
Herbert A Nelson Son 4 Montana
Paul W Nelson Son 2 Washington
Olive Watrous Lodger 31 Inf. Bureau Court House USA

In 1920, Herbert and his parents had moved to Rose Hill, King County, Washington. He had a new younger sister named Elizabeth, aged 4.

In 1930, he was married to a girl named Anita L who was three years younger than him. She was from MInnesota. They were living at Seattle, Washington.

In 1940, we see Eunice and Herbert living in a street named Liberty in Spokane, Washington:
Herbert A Nelson Head Mar 33 Electrician Montana
Helen E Nelson Wife Mar 35 Stenographer Canada

Sources for Eunice Helen HOLLOWAY:

  1. US Citizenship Application, US Citizenship Application for her mother 
  2. 1930 US Federal Census,
  3. 1940 US Federal Census,