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Alfred Holsinger, Sr.

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Title

Alfred Holsinger, Sr.

Subject

Holsinger, Alfred Franklin Sr. (1915-1978)

Description

Portrait of Mr. Alfred Holsinger, Sr. of Woodstock, VA posed in studio.

Alfred Holsinger was born in Timberville, Rockingham County, the third child of John L. (1885-1976) and Anna Mary (Yates) (1887-1966) Holsinger.

He married Bessie Irene Lambert (1918-2002) in Harrisonburg in March 1939. Bessie was from Edinburg, the daughter of William Franklin and Mary Lottie (Painter) Lambert. Alfred worked as an electrical operator when the couple first married.

When he registered for the WWII draft, Alfred worked for the Northern Virginia Power Company in Front Royal. He was described as being 5’9” tall and 160 lbs. He and his wife lived in Edinburg.

Ten years later, the 1950 census found him and his wife living on S. Main Street in Woodstock where he worked as a Fireman at the American Viscose Corporation (later known as Avtex Fibers) in Front Royal. His wife was home with their three sons: Alfred Jr., Barrie L, and Darryl J.

Alfred still lived in Woodstock when he died. It appears he went back to working for the power company at some point because his death certificate listed his occupation as a retired supervisor of “Western Union Power House”.

Creator

Morrison Studio

Source

Morrison Studio Collection - Shenandoah County Historical Society

Publisher

Shenandoah County Library

Date

Undated

Contributor

Subject identified by James Morrison, Sr., whose father was friends with Mr. Holsinger.
Additional biographical information was compiled from public records.

Rights

IN COPYRIGHT - NON-COMMERCIAL USE PERMITTED

Relation

Alfred Holsinger Sr. appears in Morrison Studio Collection images 003319, 004879, 004887, and 009786.

Identifier

004887

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Glass Negative

Citation

Morrison Studio, “Alfred Holsinger, Sr. ,” Shenandoah County Library Archives, accessed July 15, 2024, https://archives.countylib.org/items/show/34710.

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