HOLLAND, THOMAS H., was born at Safe Harbor, Lancaster county, Pa., January 28, 1848. He is a son of Michael and Bridget (Sullivan) Holland. His father came from Lancaster county in 1854 and settled on what is known as Furnace Hill, Port Royal, now Royalton. He was an iron worker and worked for a number of years at the Cameron Furnace, of that place. In 1846 he married Miss Bridget Sullivan, a native of Ireland. They had ten children, all of whom are dead except two, Thomas, and Elizabeth, born November 8, 1858. He died in 1861, and his wife March 28, 1887.
Thomas lived with his parents at Safe Harbor until he was six years old, and then removed with them, in 1854, to Royalton, where he has since resided. He acquired a good education in the public schools. He was employed by the Pennsylvania Railroad Company for twelve years. In 1883 he built the store in which he has carried on mercantile business up to the present time. In 1894 he was appointed postmaster of Royalton. He has filled the office of burgess and assessor of that town. He is treasurer of the Londonderry Building and Loan Association. He was married, December 29, 1886, to Mary E., daughter of William and Catherine Zimmerman, of Middletown, by whom he has four children: William Michael, born March 13, 1888: Francis L., born March 4, 1890, died July 28, 1890; Catherine B., born June 17, 1891, and Carrie Elizabeth, born July 4, 1894, all of whom are living.
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