Abijah A. HOLLOWAY
Abijah remarried after Ellen's death with no issue from the second marriage. It may have been Abijah Holloway who signed a request for a widows pension for his sister Hannah (Holloway) Stanley, dated: 1891 or 1894, at Conway Springs, Kansas.
Abijah had also been in the Civil War but he deserted after a few months and returned to Wells County, Indiana where he picked up his family and moved to Freemont County, Iowa. He was in the Army, Co. G., 101 Regement, Indiana Infantry and is listed as a deserter on 30 Nov 1862 at Mumfordville, Kentucky. Abijah is said to have been about average height, 5 foo9t, 8 inches or so, wide and as strong as a bull.
OBITUARY OF ABIJAH A. HOLLOWAY
Abijah Holloway was born in Randolph county, Indiana, October 11, 1834 and departed this life January 2, 1927, at age 92 years, 2 months and 22 days, at the home of his daughter, Mrs C.M. Walton of Payette Oregon Slope.
He was united in marriage to Ellen Jane Mooney, April 5, 1855, who preceded him in death to the great beyond in 1890. To this union were born children of which six are still living to mourn his death, namely, James Irwin Holloway of Twin Falls, Idaho; Joseph Emerick Holloway of Payette, Idaho; Franklin Thomas Holloway of Filer, Idaho; Curtis Ruben Holloway of Grants Pass, Oregon; Mrs Cecila M (Holloway) Walton of Payette, Idaho. Also 55 grandchildren; 83 great grandchildren; 3 great great grandchildren, besides a host of friends.
Mr Holloway united with the church of Brethern in 1862 and has lived a faithful, devoted life until death called him. He served as a deacon for many years.
He moved his family to the state of Kansas in 1866 where he spent a good many years residing in Marion County, also Sumner County near Conway Springs, Kansas. He came to Idaho in 1915/19 and made his home with hisdaughter Mrs C.M. Walton of Payette Oregon Slope.
The funeral service was conducted from the Brethern Church by Reverand LH Eby of North Manchester, Indiana, assisted by Reverand Samuel Bollinger, burial in the Riverside Cemetery in Payette, Idaho.
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Burial: Unknown, Riverside Cemetery, Payette, Idaho
Notes for ELLEN JANE MOONEY:
Ellen Jane Mooney was born in Ohio, the daughter of Martha (?) Mooney. Ellen is said to have had a brother, Irvin Mooney. Irvin and Ellen's parents were both born in Pennsylvania about 1813 according to a census report, 1880 census of Sumner County, Kansas, and living with the family of A Gorham.
In June 1998 while on a trip to Marion County, Kansas, James L. Holloway also visited the Conway Springs, Kansas Cemetery and found Ellen J. (Mooney) Holloway's headstone fallen over and broken. He ordered a new headstone replacement for his great grandmother. Perhaps it will be good for another hundred years or so.