Wednesday, January 19, 2011

James Tom Holland of McPherson, Georgia

This is a railroad house built for workers of the railroad which the railroad was being constructed through Paulding County.  The house actually faces the railroad tracks and was the home of the only local merchant who owned a store here, James Tom Holland, until about 1940. Just after Tom Holland and his wife moved into the house with their three small sons, his wife was bitten by a wharf rat, got fever, and died. Standing in front is his son, Laurel Benjamin Holland, taken ca 1918. There were a number of similar houses which created the village of McPherson.

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