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My name is Arnold "A.J." Johnson Holm and I am the Webmaster

This site was created using MyHeritage.com and is a work in progress. This is a great system that allows anyone like you and me to create a site for their family and even publish their family tree on the Internet. 

I dedicate this site to my only niece and nephew, Mary Celest Holm and Samuel Arnold Holm and all present, past and future HOLM generations.

I would love a dion holm, sr, family photo... cerca 1966

If you have any comments or feedback about this site, please click here to contact me.  My siblings and cousins especially.  Please excuse typos and grammer and email me edits and comments to this draft is a work in progress website. Wink 


Our family tree is posted online on this site! There are 185 names in our family site. The site was last updated on Nov 7 2014, and it currently has 46 registered member(s). If you wish to become a member too, please click here.  

This site may also also be used to help track family traits (health disparities) that may help future HOLM generations be aware and live a healthy, happy and long life. 


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 About our family
 

Our Holm San Francisco family history dates back to the 1800's. Being a fifth generation San Franciscan has always been a part of our family.

Our dear father, Paul B. Holm, Sr. was fifth of six children, he graduated from San Mateo High School, was an all American basketball player for Santa Clara University (graduating class of 1950), and a WWII Veteran. Paul also worked 30 plus years for the City and County of San Francisco, as the City Attorney's Administrator.

God only knows what actually happened to a young soldier defending his country in war?

Paul B. Holm, Sr., our dad, spent his later years as a nationally ranked seniors tennis player (sometimes teaming up with his brother, he and uncle Ivan were unstoppable as double partners) and was a certified tennis professional.

Our beloved mother, Gertrude "Trudy"Johnson, was born in San Francisco, an only child. Trudy attended the same grade school in San Francisco, the Convent of the Sacred Heart, as her mother, and aunts. The catholic religion, french language and culture was important to her grandmother, a descendant from the de Forcade's of France. Trudy graduated High School from Mercy Berlingame and received her BA in Sociology and Art History from the Dominican College of San Rafael. Trudy was a member of the San Francisco Spinsters, and was a flight attendant for PanAm (despite her mothers concerns) on their transatlantic flights (the 'tec boom' industry equivalent of the time) to Asia and the South Pacific.

Our paternal grandparents were, Ramona Tomas(s-z) (Sagala) and Holm Dion Rafael Holm, Sr. also a proud San Franciscan, Graduate from St. Ignatius High School, he received his undergraduate degree from Santa Clara College (University), he later studied law initially atBolt Law School, UCB and graduated from Santa Clara (University), Law School. Our Grandfather Dion's law career began with the state of California, and Dion later became one of the national referenced attorneys on utilities. was the San Francisco City Attorney for thirteen years from 1949 to 1962.

Dion Sr. belonged, and was an elected officer, to several philanthropicorganizations including the American Legion Post 234, St. Anthony'shttp://www.stanthonysf.org/, the Family and the Boheiman Club, among other service organizations

[More information on (Grandfather Dion) Dion Rafael Holm, Sr. may be found in the San Francisco City and County Library archives].

Grandfather Dion had two sisters; Hazel, whom was married to Cornell Stockmar, they lived in Pacific Heights neighborhood of San Francisco. Another sister, Lorain, died as a young girl and has the Angel statue in her honor at the Holm family burial site at Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery, Colma, Ca. Dion and Hazel grew up in the house their Parents built (around 1900) at 805 Scott Street, San Francisco (across the Debouce Park from the famous post card view of the painted ladies).

Grand Father Dion's Father, Thomas Niel Holm, (was owner and partner of one of the largest Millinery's this side of the Mississippi, "Holm and Nathan". They had a warehouse in South of Market and a retail shop on Market Street in San Francisco.

Grand Father Dion's Grand Parents were from Denmark and were grocers (## location of store to be located##). Selling produce and items to ships returning and departing from the San Francisco bay to all parts of the world.

Our Paternal Grandmother, Ramona Tomas(s-z) (Sagala) Holm, an only child, was the beloved mother of six children and 21(22) grandchildren. Ramona maintained their stately home at 168 West Bellview in San Mateo Park, San Mateo. In her later years, after the passing of Grandfather Dion, Ramona returned to San Francisco and lived in a family building at Central and Height. Having a big heart , grand mother Ramona would have her grand children with her. Many of our cousins lived with Grand Mother Ramona while attending Colleges and Universities in San Francisco. Ramona was also know from time to time for feeding the poor 'strung out souls' from the summer(s) of love in the Height Ashbury district of San Francisco.

I believe a stained glass window was donated by our grandparents to their Parish Church, St. Catherine's in San Mateo.

Grand Mother Ramona, was born in Clear Lake, California.  Her Father, Joseph Ferdinand Sagala, from French decent, was one of the first people baptized in the ____________Catholic church in Berkeley. The same church our cousins Donald, Daniel and Debbie were also baptized.

Grand Mother Ramona as a young woman, moved from Clear Lake, Northern California to San Francisco with her mother and grand mother. Lottie Irene Dow, know as Queenie by her grand children (my father and uncles) married Mr. Smith (her 2nd or 3rd husband) and their home was just off beautiful Dolores Street, on 22nd and Elizabeth in San Francisco.

Grandmother Ramona's family are direct descendants of both Aristocracy and Native American heritage. Grandmother Ramona's grand mother was Tomas Menona Cheyenne (WY) who Married Lt. Lancaster Platt Lupton, http://www.spvhs.org/HistoryAndEducation/FortLuptonItsBeginning.htm and had eight (six survived) children. Settling later in Norther California, the Lupton family received a 150 acres land grant in Humboldt County, CA.

Our Maternal Grandparents: H. (Horace) Arnold Johnson (my name sake) was the son of a Norwegian ship Caption, Captain Andrew Johnson (ships name to be locate) during World War I. The ship (ships name to be locate) of our Great Great Grandfather Captain Andrew Johnson is now housed in Hawaii as on of the ship museums.

H. Arnold Johnson was one of six children. Papa, as we called him, was the type of man that seemed bigger than life. A successful business man in sales and later as founding partner in the Stock Analyst firm of Johnson Bernstein and Bond.  H. Arnold Johnson was married to our grand mother, Gertrude Helen (Harrington) Johnson. "Baba" was one of four sisters, graduated from the Convent of the Sacred Heart, Mission High school, and San Francisco State 'College' (now University) with a teaching degree. She and her sister, Dorothy (Harrington) Reynolds were members of the Omega Nu Sorority. I recall my grand mother and great aunts fond memories of weekend trips to golden Gate Park and the fun dancing parties they held in their home in the city on 14th Street near Noe Street.

 

The home on 14th Street was owned by our Great Grandfather, Francis (Frank) Harrington, and his wife Mary Alice Dorroughty (de Forcade). Frank too had a personality larger than life and was loved and well respected by the Rail Road Staff, for his fifty years of service with (Union Pacific rail roads??? to confirm name) .

Baba had three sisters, "Auntie Dot Dot" Dorothy Theresa, Aunt Alice, and Auntie May all born in San Francisco. Auntie Dot Dot the youngest out lived her sisters and husband and passed away in 1998 at the age of +/-96 in San Francisco her birth city. Aunt Alice lived the longest of the Harrington sisters, passing away in 1988 at the age of 98 (##dates to be checked from holy cross records##).

Auntie Dot Dot, the youngest Harrington sister was married to 'Uncle Mac' McKinley's Reynolds, DDS, long time resident of Palo Alto, a graduate from University of California Dental School and practiced dentistry in Palo Alto for approximately 40 years (##dates to be confirmed##).

Holy Cross Cemety, the Harington Plot is the final resting place for our mother and father and our mothers relatives.

 

As a member and proud sixth generation Californian family, I was very pleased to discover a direct lineage to one of the oldest Americans Families by our great, great, great, grandfather Lt. Lancaster Platt Lupton.  Lt. Lupton, a member of the United States Dragons, and a graduate from West Point, he founded two trading post in Colorado, including Fort Lancaster (Lupton).  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lancaster_Lupton  An historical perspecive contains very interesting history and lineage of an American Family with American roots dating back to the 1600's. 

The Lancaster Family was an established family of England, and by their relationship and  social standing with Queen Ann of England, they had received a substantial land grant (for complete details please read biography on Lancaster Platt Lupton, by Buckhorn Press) in New York.

 A geniological quest...  Is there a connection/relation to the war of the roses? [enter confirmation data here]

 
 
 San Francisco, Since the 1800's 
 

Our Holm San Francisco family history dates back to the 1800's.  Being a fifth generation San Franciscan has always been a part of our family. 

Our dear father, Paul B. Holm, Sr. was fifth of six children, he graduated from San Mateo High School, was an all American basketball player for Santa Clara University (graduating class of 1950), and a WWII Veteran.  Paul also worked 30 plus years for the City and County of San Francisco, as the City Attoryneys Administrator.  

God only knows what actually happened to a young soldier defending his country in war?

Paul B. Holm, Sr., our dad, spent his later years as a nationally ranked seniors tennis player (sometimes teaming up with his brother, he and uncle Ivan were unstoppable as double partners) and was a certified tennis professional.

Our beloved mother, Gertrude "Trudy"Johnson, was born in San Francisco, an only child.  Trudy attended the same grade school in San Francisco, the Convent of the Sacred Heart, as her mother, and aunts.  The catholic religion, french language and culture was importand  to her grandmother, a desendant from the deForcades of France. Trudy graduated High School from Mercy Burlingame and received her BA in Sociology and Art History from the Dominican College of San Rafael.  she was a member of the San Francisco Spinsters, Trudy was a flight attendant for PanAm  (despite her mothers concerns) on their transatlantic flights (the 'tec boom' industry equivalent of the time) to Asia and the South Pacific.

Our paternal grandparents were, Dion Rafael Holm, Sr. also a proud San Franciscan, Graduate from St. Ignatius High School, he received his undergraduate degree from Santa Clara College (University), he later studied law initially at Bolt Law School, UCB and graduated from Santa Clara (University), Law School.  Our Grandfather Dion's law career began with the state of California, and Dion later became one of the national reference attorneys on utilities. was the San Francisco City Attorney for thirteen years from 1949 to 1962.  

Dion belonged and was an elected officer to several philanthropic organizations including the American Legion Post 234, St. Anthony's, the Family and the Boheiman Club, amoung other service organizations

[More information on (Grandfather Dion) Dion Rafael Holm, Sr. may be found in the San Francisco City and County Library archives]. Two notiple cases by our Grand Father included the human rights for a chinese imagrent   http://www.archives.gov/publications/prologue/2004/spring/alleged-wife-2.html and http://www.ilw.com/articles/2005,0527-barde.shtm

And securing water rights for the City and County of San Francisco, http://www.clovisnews.com/trails/hetch_hetchy_power.html

Grandfather Dion had two sisters; Hazel, whom was married to Cornel Stockmar, they lived in Pacific Heights neighborhood of San Francisco. Another sister, Lorain, died as a young girl and has the Angel statue in her honor at the Holm family burial site at Holy Cross cemetery. Dion and Hazel grew up in the house their Parents built (around 1900) at 805 Scott Street, San francisco (across the Debouce Park from the famous post card view of the painted ladies).

Grand Father Dion's Father was owner of one of the largest Milinayrs this side of the Mississippi, "Holm and Nate".  They had a wharehouse in South of Market and a retail shop on Market Street.

Grand Father Dion's Grand Parents were from Denmark and were grocers (## location of store to be located##).  Selling produce and items to ships returning and departing from the San Francisco bay to all parts of the world.

Our Paternal Grandmother, Ramona Tomas(s-z) (Sagala) Holm, an only child, was the beloved mother of six children and 21(22) grandchildren.  Ramona maintained their stately home 168 West Bellview in San Mateo Park, San Mateo.  In her later years, after the passing of Grandfather Dion, Ramona returned to San Francisco and lived in a family building originally purchased by Grand Father Dion's Parents at Central and Height.  Having a big heart , grand mother Ramona would have her grand children with her.  Many of our cousins lived with Grand Mother Ramona while attending Colleges and Universitys in San Francisco.   Ramona was also know from time to time for feeding the poor 'strung out souls' from the summer(s) of love in the Height Asbury district of San Francisco.

I believe a stained glass window was donated by our grandparents to their Parish Church, St. Catherine's in San Mateo.

Grand Mother Ramona, was born in Grass Valley, Ca, her Father, Joseph Ferdinand Sagala, from French decent, was one of the first people baptized in the ____________Catholic church in Oaklad/Berkeley.  The same church our cousins Donald, Daniel and Debbie were also baptized.

Grand Mother Ramona as a young woman, moved from Blue Lake,  Northern California to San Francisco with her mother and grand mother.  Lottie Irene Dow, know as Quennie by her grand children (my father and uncles) married Mr. Smith (her 2nd or 3rd husband) and their home was just off beautiful Dolores Street, on  22nd and Elizabeth in San Francisco.

Grandmother Ramona's family are direct descendants of both Aristocracy and Native American heritage.  Grandmother Ramona's great grand mother was Tomas Cheyenne (WY) who Married Lt. Lancaster Lupton, and had eight (six surviving) children.  Settling later in Norther California, the Lupton/Cheyenne family recieved a 150 acres land grant in Clear Lake, Humbolt County, CA.

Our Maternal Grandparents: H. (Horace) Arnold Johnson (my name sake) was the son of a Norweigen ship Caption, Captain Andrew Johnson (ships name to be locate) durring World War I.  The ship (ships name to be locate) of our Great Great Grandfather Captain Andrew Johnson is now housed in Hawaii as on of the ship musems. 

H. Arnold Johnson was one of six children.  Papa, as we called him, was the type of man that seemed bigger than life.  A succesful business man in sales and later as founding partner in the Stock Analyst firm of Johnson Berstein and Bond.  H. Arnold Johnson was married to our grand mother, Gertrude Helen (Harrington) Johnson.  "Baba"  was one of four sisters, graduate from the Convent of the Sacred Heart,  Mision Highschool, and a graduate from San Francisco State 'College' (now Univeristy) with a teaching degree.  She and her sister, Dorothy (Harrington) Reynolds were members of the Omega Nu Sorority.  I recal my grand mother and great aunts refering to the fun dancing parties they held in their home in the city on 14th Street near Noe.

 

The home on 14th Street was owned by our Great Grandfather, Frank Harrington, and his wife Mary Alice Dougherty (de Forecade).  Frank  too had a personality larger than life and was loved and well respected by the Rail Road Staff, for his fifty years of service with (Union Pacific rail roads??? to confirm name) . 

Baba had three sisters, "Auntie Dot Dot" Dorothy Theresa, Aunt Alice, and Auntie May all born in San Francisco.  Auntie Dot Dot the youngest out lived her siters and husband and passed away in 1998 at the age of +/-96.  Aunt Alice lived the logest of the harrington sisters, passing away in 1988 at the age of 98 (##dates to be checked from holy cross records##).

Auntie Dot Dot, the youngest Harrington sister was Married to 'Uncle Mac' Mackinley Reynolds, long time resident of Palo Alto, a graduate from University of Califonia Dental School and praticed dentistry in Palo Alto for approximately 40 years (##dates to be confirmed##).

 
 

more... missing chapters 

working with cousins to have more narrative information on the Dion R. Holm, Sr. children (our aunts and uncles).

Dion R. Holm Family
to be udated
J. Ivan Holm Family
to be udated
Thomas Niel Holm Family
to be udated
Donad F. Holm Family
to be udated
  
   
 

While my research has been very sparaddic and heavily relies on the documentation by Dorothy and David Lupton, autohors of Lancaster Lupton biographies. 

I am interseted in finding other Holm's from Denmark that came to San Francisco in 1800s, I believe my Great Grand Father Niel Holm had brothers.  (a big credit to my Cousin Don Holm, who also has the interest in our families history).

Also very interest in my other grandfather Johnson's family originally from Norway.  For my brother and sister the french familly of the Forcade, my great grand mothers family.(spelling of forcade?) and Sagala (baptized in Berkely, CA) my Fathers grandfather on his mothers side (Ramona Tomas Sagala).

sur names: all of or lived or were born in San Francisco before 1850

holm/johnson/harrington/dorreghty/sagala/(de)forcade/crowley ♣


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