Griffin in Spalding County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Martha Eleanora Holliday Grave
Martha Eleanora was the first born child of Henry Holliday and Alice Jane McKey Holliday. Despite being born less than two years before “Doc”, she never met her younger brother. Martha Eleanora Holliday died June 12, 1850 at the age of six months and nine days. Her cause of death is unknown to us today. During this time, many infants did not survive to their first birthday. Some Holliday family historians suggest that Martha Èleanora succumbed to diphtheria, a respiratory illness. Other historians suggest that her death was due to complications from a birth defect.
Despite her young age, her death greatly impacted the Holliday family. Two months after Martha Eleanora's death, Alice Jane McKey Holliday joined the Presbyterian Church on Chappell Street. Her infant son, John Henry “Doc” Holliday, would be baptized there almost two years later.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Cemeteries & Burial Sites. A significant historical date for this entry is June 12, 1850.
Location. 33° 14.802′ Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 800 Memorial Dr, Griffin GA 30223, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. In Memoriam (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); To the Women of Griffin and Spalding County (about 700 feet away); Stonewall Confederate Cemetery Trees (about 800 feet away); Spalding County (approx. 0.2 miles away); Confederate Cemetery (approx. 0.2 miles away); Georgia Militia at Griffin (approx. 0.2 miles away); Pvt. James Reynolds (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Orphan Brigade (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Griffin.
Regarding Martha Eleanora Holliday Grave. The marker is part of a self-guided driving tour focusing on John Henry “Doc” Holliday, a Griffin native best known for his involvement with Wyatt Earp and the 1881 gunfight at the OK Corral in Tombstone, Ariz.
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