BIO- Pen Pictures
EDGAR A HOLLOWAY was born in Gilroy,
California, April 2, 1864, his
parents being Laban and Mary Ester (Howell) Holloway. David Holloway,
grandfather of the subject of this sketch, was one of the first
settlers in Gilroy, and built and operated the first hotel there, which
was known as the Exchange, and which has since been converted into a
residence. About 1866 he was killed by a runaway near Sacramento. Laban
Holloway, now retired from business, resides in Gilroy, where he was
formerly engaged in wagon-making with his father. After the death of
his father he continued the business alone. Edgar A. was reared in
Gilroy and educated in the public schools. He learned the machinists'
trade under the directions of his uncle, H. C. Holloway, and had charge
of the gas works at that time. During his school life he served two
years at the printing business, in the Gilroy office. In later years he
has experimented much in the direction of the improvement of the system
of gas manufacture, and has succeeded in perfecting a system for the
manufacture of gas from bituminous deposit, which has been introduced
in the works in Gilroy. He is a member of the I. O. O. F. and N. S. G.
W.; has been Past President twice and is now incumbent in this
SOURCE: Pen Pictures From The Garden of the World or Santa Clara County, California, Illustrated. - Edited by H.S.
Foote.- Chicago: The Lewis Publishing Company, 1888.- Page 334 transcribed by Carolyn Feroben
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