Holder Family History
Part OfHolder Family History Oral HistoryIntervieweeHendrick HolderInterviewerJoyce McBrideBrowse TopicBusiness and IndustryCommunity GroupsLand, Environment, and Natural ResourcesSociety and CultureSubjectOral historiesArizona HistoryArizona History 19th centuryArizona History 20th CenturyGila County (Ariz.)BiographyCattle--West (U.S.)--HistoryRanching History of Gila CountyRanch managers--ArizonaU.S. Forest ServicePost offices--Arizona--1890 - 1910Angora goatDescriptionKendrick's grandparents John and Sarah Holder and brother brought Angora goats to Arizona from New Mexico. He started several post offices in New Mexico and Arizona and consequently named several towns. They lived in the Prescott and Payson areas. Frank Holder was Kendrick's father. He was a cattle and horse rancher in the Tonto Basin and Payson area. Kendrick grew up helping his father on the ranches and in their subsistence farm during the Great Depression. His mother was Naomi Mary Stuart. Her father Sam Stuart, owned 320 acres of land where Payson is now. Kendrick recalls early ranching customs of the area, the roundups, and neighboring ranchers. After high school he punched cows on ranches for a while, then went to San Diego and got a job working for Ryan Aircraft. Goodyear Aircraft started up in Phoenix so he moved back to Arizona. He met Laura Mae Clark Haught at a dance in Payson, but they didn't get together until 1943 while working for the war plant making airplanes. They have four children. Kendrick and Laura Mae moved back to Payson and operated a general store. They then bought and operated the Flying H Ranch on Cherry Creek until 1956. They sold it and moved to ranch in California for a year, then returned to operate the ranch they now live on off of Highway 60. The U.S. Forest Service has so limited the number of cattle there is no way to make a living, so he decided to sell out to the Mines. They now live on a remaining 150 acres of land.Audio Length01:15:16Date Original2007-11-15Date Range1890s (1890-1899)1900s (1900-1909)1910s (1910-1919)1920s (1920-1929)1930s (1930-1939)1940s (1940-1949)1950s (1950-1959)1960s (1960-1969)1970s (1970-1979)1980s (1980-1989)1990s (1990-1999)2000s (2000-2009)TypeSound- NonmusicalOriginal FormatOral historiesLanguageEnglishContributing InstitutionArizona Heritage Research FoundationCollectionOral Histories of Gila County RanchersRights StatementThe opinions expressed in this interview are those of the interviewee only. they do not represent the views of the Arizona Heritage Research Foundation. Please contact the Arizona Heritage Research Foundation with questions about the use and reproduction of this resource.
Oral HistoryHolder Family
IdentifierHolder Family History 11-15-07.mp3Date Digitized2007-11-15Digital FormatMP3
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