April 7, 2013

Ernest Hollabaugh - Third Child of William Levi and Mary Hollabaugh

The Children of William Levi Hollabaugh and Mary Lucetta Case
- Harriet (1872-1950)
-Bertha ( 1874-1964)
-Ernest ( 1875-1955)
-Geneva (1878-1968) *grandmother
-Clarence (1881-1887)
-Esther (1887-1958)
-Sylvia (1888-1968)
-Stanley (1890-1967)

Ernest E. Hollabaugh, known as "Ernie," was the first son born to William and Mary.  Born in Dekalb County, Indiana, on September 21, 1875, Ernest lived and worked at home until he took a job with the railroad and moved to Logansport.  He appeared first in the Logansport City Directory in 1901 as a brakeman.  One source noted that in 1901, more than 216 trains were going through Logansport daily and it was one of the biggest employers in the area.  

On June 27, 1906, he married Adele Francis Wissig Dooley, a young widow, born on March 23, 1880 in Baltimore, Maryland.  Her first husband was Thomas P. Dooley.  Addie had one child, Mary Agnes Dooley, who was about 5 years old at the time of her second marriage.  

In the 1910 census, Ernest, Adele, and Mary Agnes lived in Logansport and they continued to live there throughout their lives.  
They never had any children together.

On September 11, 1918, Ernest dutifully registered for the draft; he was 42 years old.  He described himself as tall, of medium build with blue eyes and mixed brown and gray hair.

In 1937, Addie died.  By the 1940 census, Mary Agnes and her husband, Cyrus H. Weaver, had moved into Ernest's home at 112 Linden Street in Logansport.  The couple had been living in Washington D.C.  Ernest was 63 years old that year and still worked for the steam railroad as a baggageman. 

Ernest died at the age of 80 on December 19, 1955 and was buried at Mt. Hope Cemetery, Logansport, Indiana alongside Addie.  Mary also was buried there.
Mary Dooley Weaver

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