Thomas E. Holland, Jr., was born in Washington. Ill., August 18, 1880, and obtained his education in the public and high schools of that city. He assisted his father on the farm for a time, was then a clerk in a grocery store, and was a bookkeeper for two and a half years. He then entered the livery business, in which he has since been engaged. He is the son of Thomas L. and Samaria (Schiffer) Holland, the latter of whom was born in September. 1847.
The father’s birth occurred in Washington. Ill., February 28, 1838, and his education was obtained in the district schools. He worked on the parental farm until 1861, when he migrated to California, making the journey to the gold fields by water, and the return trip on horseback across the plains, bringing the horses with him. He mined in California, for seven years, with satisfactory results, and In 1887 removed to Washington, Ill., where he has continued to reside. In politics, he is a Republican, and has held the office of Justice of the Peace for one term, and that of School Director for Six years.
Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois and History of Tazewell County - page 1024
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