Thomas Hollinger Ferguson Falls Descendants Obituary

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Thomas Hollinger, one of the best known of the old-time residents of Honolulu, passed away at 3 o’clock November 39, 1922 at his home, 351S Palolo avenue, Kaimuki, after an illness of several weeks’ duration. The body of the late Mr. Hollinger will be on view to friends after 1 o’clock this afternoon at Williams mortuary chapel, Nuuanu avenue and Vineyard street. A brief service will be held at  Williams’ establishment, this being followed followed by a church service at the Catholic cathedral, Fort Street, with Rev. Father IL Valentin officiating. Interment will be in the South King street Catholic cemetery.

The pallbearers will be Mayor John II. Wilson, Charles IL Thurston, C. II. (“Barney”) Jud.l, Robert Horner, William H. Smith and John A. Hughes. The Hawaiian band will be in attendance at the services and funeral. Born in Ferguson Falls, Ontario, Canada, November 12, 1856, the late Mr. Hollinger was 66 years and 18 days old. He was the son of the late John and Sarah Moore Hollinger of Pembroke, Ontario.

He married Miss Ellen McDermott of Smith Falls, Ontario, Mrs. Hollinger passed away in 1882, there being one son by this marriage, Charles E. Hollinger, who is manager of the Olia Sugar company’s stores on the Big Island.

The late Mr. Hollinger came to Hawaii in 1885, as a farrier for the late John McLean, working later for John MacDonald. Starting out in business for himself, he bought out the farrier’s establishment of Charles B. Wilson, father of Mayor Wilson, and conducted this business until he retired from active work three years ago. On January 6 1887, Mr. Hollinger married Mrs. Jennie Machado Dagile in Honolulu, by whom he is survived.

By this marriage the following children survive him:  Benjamin F. Hollinger, city supervisor for several terms and well known automobile merchant; John Hollinger of the Waimanalo Plantation Company; William Hollinger of Theo. H. Davies & Co.; Michael Hollinger, with the Hawaiian Electric Company; Arthur, Henry, Richard and Frederick, students at St. Louis College; Thomas Hollinger, Jr.. and Edward Hollinger. of Oakland. Cal.; Miss Margaret Hollintrer of the Hawaiian Electric Company; Mrs. Dunn, wife of George J. Dunn of the American Factors. Limited, and Mrs. James E. Whitney, of Oakland, California.

Mr. Bollinger is also survived by the following brothers and a sister: Isaac Hollinger of Chicago. Ill., Job Hollinger of Kansas City. Mo.; and Mrs. Sarah Payette of Ontario, Can. There are also seven grandchildren.


The late Mr. Hollinger was a prominent figure in the days of the monarchy and a personal friend of the late King Kalakaua. Prince Kalakaua, Samuel Parker and other notables of the days before the overthrow.

Thursday, October 15th, 1953         John C. Hollinger Passes Suddenly

            John Charles Hollinger, well-known auctioneer and cattle drover, passed away suddenly at his home at Ferguson’s Falls on Sunday morning, October 11th. He was in his 43rd year. He was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Charles Hollinger, and following his father’s death had carried on in the cattle buying and auctioneering business. Mr. Hollinger is survived by his wife , the former Tena Rintoul, two daughters, Margaret and Janet and two sons, Charles and John. The funeral was held on Tuesday morning from his late residence to Sacred Heart Church, Lanark, for requiem high mass. Burial was made in St. Patrick’s cemetery, Ferguson’s Falls.

Come and visit the Lanark County Genealogical Society Facebook page– what’s there? Cool old photos–and lots of things interesting to read. Also check out The Tales of Carleton Place and The Tales of Almonte

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Before she laid her fingers to a keyboard, Linda was a fashion designer, and then owned the eclectic store Flash Cadilac and Savannah Devilles in Ottawa on Rideau Street from 1976-1996. She also did clothing for various media and worked on “You Can’t do that on Television”. After writing for years about things that she cared about or pissed her off on American media she finally found her calling. She is a weekly columnist for the Sherbrooke Record and documents history every single day and has over 6500 blogs about Lanark County and Ottawa and an enormous weekly readership. Linda has published six books and is in her 4th year as a town councillor for Carleton Place. She believes in community and promoting business owners because she believes she can, so she does.

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