Weston in Lewis County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
Site Of The Dr. Mathew Samuel Holt House
On this lot stood the home of Dr. Mathew Samuel Holt (1880-1939) his wife Lela Dew Holt (1870-1949) and their children:
Margaret Abigail Holt (early) (1994-19461) Mathew Samuel Holt Jr. (1897-1980) Charles William Holt (1899-1973) Andrew Edwin Holt (1901-1974) Rush Dew Holt (1905-1955) US Senator 1936-1942 Rebecca Jane Holt (Chase) (1913-1983) Chilela Dew Holt (1908-1910)
Dr. Holt practiced medicine in Weston until 1939 and served as mayor, constable, and owner/editor of the Weston Independent Newspaper. He was an active and fearless public servant in causes of fairness, justice, and public health. The Holt Home was occupied by family members for over 100 years until shortly before it was taken down in 2000. This property was owned by Mary and Mat Holt and now is owned by Dr. Holt's grandson John M. and his wife Elissa Holt.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture • Government & Politics • Science & Medicine. A significant historical year for this entry is 1939.
Location. 39° 2.343′ N, 80° 27.973′ Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 251 Main Avenue, Weston WV 26452, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Veterans Memorial and Gary St. Clair (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Historic Edmiston-Ralston Building (about 500 feet away); Lewis County World War Veterans Memorial (about 600 feet away); Staunton And Parkersburg Turnpike (about 600 feet away); The Second Street Bridge (about 600 feet away); Welcome To Historic Downtown Weston (about 700 feet away); Lewis County Casualties (about 700 feet away); Korea (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Weston.
Credits. This page was last revised on October 23, 2023. It was originally submitted on August 17, 2022, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 67 times since then and 30 times this year. Last updated on October 9, 2023, by Ronald D. (Ron) Trigueiro of Fresno, California. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on August 17, 2022, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.