(My thanks to Melva Wilson for the information she contributed on this family.)
Aaron Isaac Holden was born October 15, 1869, in Franklin Township, Independence County, Arkansas. He was the son of Archibald Holden and his second wife, Frances A. Miller.
Aaron's mother died in 1875, during childbirth, in Stone County, Arkansas. His father died in 1879, in Stone County.
Aaron appears on the 1880 Stone County census in Sylamore Township, living with his half-sister, Rebecca Jane (Holden) Roberts and her family. Aaron was listed as 11 years old.
Aaron married Augusta Pogue on November 17, 1895, at Van Buren, Crawford County, Arkansas. Augusta Pogue was born June 24, 1879, in Illinois.
The 1900 Sebastian County, Arkansas, census shows Aaron Holden, 28, born November 1871, in Arkansas, married 2 years, a farmer; Augusta, wife, 19, born 1880, in Illinois, married 2 years, given birth to 1 child, 1 child still living and Bertha, daughter, 2, born January 1898, in Indian Territory. (Although the census shows Aaron was born in November 1871, we know that is not correct, as he was listed as seven months old on the 1870 Independence County, Arkansas, census.)
The 1910 LeFlore County, Oklahoma, census shows A. I. Holden, Augusta, and their five oldest children.
Aaron died in 1955, at Fort Smith, Sebastian County, Arkansas. He is buried in Roselawn Cemetery at Fort Smith. Augusta died in 1957, in Chicago, Illinois, according to information from Melva Wilson. Augusta is also buried in Roselawn Cemetery.
Children of Aaron Holden and Augusta Pogue
1. Bertha Belle Holden, b. Jan 24,1898, IT (OK); d. June 1, 1998, Ft. Smith, AR; bur. Roselawn Cem, Ft. Smith; m. Chester Garrett
2. Abbey Mae "Irle" Holden, b. Feb 9, 1901, AR; d. in Chicago, IL; m. (1) Edgar Rory, (2) ___ Wells, and (3) Feliz Cointon
3. Grace Omillie Holden, b. Jan 12, 1903, Van Buren Co, AR; d. Oct 6, 1983, Ft. Smith, AR; bur Roselawn Cem, Ft. Smith; m. (1) Esker Ingram, then (2) Paul Casey
4. Rebeckie Elizabeth "Betty" Holden, b. 1906, OK; m. (1) Delbert Lloyd, (2) Riley Box, (3) John Jones
5. Dorthula Jeanettie Holden, b. Mar 18, 1908, OK; d. Dec 19, 1915, OK; bur. Fairview Cem, Spiro, OK
6. Frances Lee Holden, b. Apr 28, 1910; d. Tulsa, OK; m. (1) ___ Wells, then (2) George Dewey Cooper
7. Eunice Arizona Holden, b. July 21, 1912; d. Jan 3, 1929; bur. Fairview Cem, Spiro, OK
8. Aaron Booker Holden, b. 1915, LeFlore Co, OK; d. Mar 19, 1983, Kankakee, IL; bur Roselawn Cem, Ft. Smith; m. Juanita Pound
9. Lois Evelon Holden, b. July 4, 1918; d. Oct 15, 1919; bur. Fairview Cem, Spiro, OK