Evertt Daily Herald
James P. Holedger, father of Mrs. Grace Whitmarsh, died Monday in the home of his daughter after several weeks of failing health. He was 80 years old. Born in Ohio James Holedger came to this state 41 years ago and was among Spokane's prominent pioneers. Fourteen years ago he came to Mt. Vernon to make his home with Mrs. Whitmarsh. His only surviving relatives are Mrs. Whitmarsh and his grandson, Lawrence Derwent. His daughter, Mrs. Clare Smith, died about ten days ago in her California home. Funeral services were held Tuesday at 2 o'clock from the Dunham chapel, the Rev. A.W. Wilson officiating. Interment was in the local Cemetery.