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Louis Charles Hollington

Louis Charles Hollington

Male 1911 - 1996  (85 years)

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  • Name Louis Charles Hollington  [1, 2, 3
    Born 24 Mar 1911  Syracuse, Onondaga County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Died 17 Sep 1996  Fayetteville, Onondaga County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Buried DeWitt, Onondaga County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Person ID I25812  stewartsny.com
    Last Modified 15 Sep 2021 

    Father William John Hollington,   b. 17 Jun 1879, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Nov 1967, Syracuse, Onondaga County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Georgie Unknown,   b. Abt 1883, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Oct 1958, Syracuse, Onondaga County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 75 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Family ID F9393  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth Rose Lane,   b. 9 Sep 1912, Pulaski, Oswego, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Feb 1995  (Age 82 years) 
    Children 
     1. Joan E. Lane
     2. Thurlow Charles Hollington,   b. 1 May 1936, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jun 1981, Syracuse, Onondaga, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 45 years)  [natural]
     3. John Hollington  [natural]
    Last Modified 15 Sep 2021 
    Family ID F9392  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Newspaper Obituary - September 20, 1996 Syracuse Post Standard - LOUIS C. HOLLINGTON - Louis C. Hollington, 85, of 507 Spring St., Fayetteville, died at home Tuesday after a long illness. A native of Syracuse, Mr. Hollington lived in Fayetteville for 24 years. In 1966, he retired from the Delaware Lackawanna Railroad after 38 years. Mr. Hollington was an Army veteran of World War II. Surviving are his wife, the former Mary Q. Palmer; and a stepson, Peter A. Palmer of Raleigh, N.C. Graveside services will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday in White Chapel Memory Gardens, DeWitt. There are no calling hours. Contributions may be made to Francis House of Syracuse. Eaton-Tubbs-Schepp Funeral Home, Fayetteville, has charge of arrangements.

      Newspaper Obituary - September 20, 1996 Syracuse Herald Journal - LOUIS C. HOLLINGTON, 85 - WAS RAILROAD MECHANIC - Louis C. Hollington began working for the railroad before he finished high school. After graduation, he became a "call boy" for the Delaware Lackawanna Railroad, a job that required him to go to railroad workers' homes to alert them that a job was available. It was the beginning of a career in railroading that spanned almost four decades. "He had always wanted to work for the railroad because his father was a conductor," said Mr. Hollington's wife, Mary. Eventually, her husband became a mechanic, a job he held for most of his 38 years with the railroad. Mr. Hollington, 85, of 507 Spring St., Fayetteville, died at home Tuesday after a long illness. He was diagnosed about four years ago with prostate cancer, his wife said. A native of Syracuse, Mr. Hollington lived in Fayetteville for 24 years. In 1966, he retired from the Delaware Lackawanna. "He didn't want to retire, but his father was quite ill and he became his caregiver," Mary Hollington said. The Hollingtons, who both were widowed, met through a mutual friend in 1971. They celebrated their 24th wedding anniversary in August. "He was very good to me, and he never forgot a birthday or an anniversary," Mary Hollington said. "He always sent flowers, on holidays and Valentine's Day. Even after he got real sick and couldn't leave the house, he'd remember to pick up the phone and order flowers for me." A family friend, Lilie Henson, has lived alone for many years. When he could, Mr. Hollington called regularly to make sure she was OK. "Even after he got sick, he had Mary call me twice a week," Henson said. "I thought that was very nice of him." Mr. Hollington was a voracious reader and subscribed to many news magazines, including Time, Newsweek and National Geographic. "God help the postman if they didn't arrive on the day they were supposed to," Mary Hollington said. "His mind was very clear, and he read them cover to cover." Mr. Hollington was an Army veteran of World War II. Surviving are his wife, the former Mary Q. Palmer; and a stepson, Peter A. Palmer of Raleigh, N.C. Graveside services will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday in White Chapel Memory Gardens, DeWitt. There are no calling hours. Contributions may be made to Francis House of Syracuse. Eaton-Tubbs-Schepp Funeral Home, Fayetteville, has arrangements.

  • Sources 
    1. [S849] New York, State Census, 1925, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2012;), New York State Archives; Albany, New York; State Population Census Schedules, 1925; Election District: 04; Assembly District: 02; City: Syracuse Ward 10; County: Onondaga; Page: 10.

    2. [S841] U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2015;).

    3. [S839] U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2012;).