Johnny W Holt

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John William Holt

Death: July 12, 1918 (27)
Immediate Family:

Son of William S Holt and Sallie/Sarah L (Young) Holt
Brother of Mary E Holt; Fannie L Holt; Bertha L Holt; Lula C Holt; Archie C Holt and 1 other

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About Johnny W Holt

Johnny Holt was killed in action during WWI. In 1910 he was living with his family in Pulaski County but his war records listed him as living in Eastman which is in Dodge County. This indicates that the family moved to Eastman before the 1920 census. That is also where William S Holt and the rest of his family living at home can be found in the 1920 census. On August 23, 1920 an American Legion was organized in Pulaski County. The Post unanimously agreed upon the name of John W. Holt Post, No. 125, in memory of John W. Holt, the only soldier from Pulaski County killed in action. More detail can be found at this website:

The following is an extract from page 95 of the History of Pulaski County:

The first bridge built on the Ocmulgee River was in 1325. The

first wagon bridge built at Hawkinsville was in 1379. This was a

wooden structure originally, but eventually steel spans and girders

were put in as replacements. The pier was built about 1888. This

was used until the present bridge of concrete and steel was built,

which represents an outlay of $250,000.00. It was begun in 1920,

and when it was opened Septeinber 16, 1921, it was presented as a

memorial from Pulaski County to her boys who fought in the World

War, and was christened by Mrs. David P. NlcGriff. There are two

bronze tablets on this bridge; one was dedicated in memory of the

boys who ,oafre their lives: and was unveiled by Miss Willie Mae

Holt; the other to the ones who offered their lives, and this was

unveiled by Miss Louise Richardson. Our bridge is one of the

prettiest in' the State: being built of concrete, and is one-half mile

long. Before the days of bridgest ferries were used to cross the


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Johnny W Holt's Timeline

July 21, 1890
July 12, 1918
Age 27