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Charles John HOLT II, a.k.a., Jack HOLT
Margaret Helen WOOD
Husband:  Charles John HOLT II
Birth:  31 May 1888, Bronx, New York City, New York Co., NY
Death:  18 Jan 1951, Sawtell, Los Angeles, CA
Disposition:  Los Angeles National Cemetery
Residence:  grew up in Winchester, VA
Education:  Trinity School, Manhattan, NY; Virginia Military Institute
Military Service:  World War II (horse buyer for the cavalry)
Occupation:  film star
Event:  Founder (one of 36), Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences
Trivia:  cartoonist Chester Gould based comic-strip character Dick Tracy on Jack's "granite-jawed" profile
Father:  Charles John HOLT I
Mother:  Frances Barton MARSHALL
Marriage:  1917, CA
Wife:  Margaret Helen WOOD
Birth:  25 Jan 1891, St. Paul, Ramsey Co., MN
Death:  15 Jan 1963, Ojai, Ventura Co., CA
Father:  Henry Stanley WOOD
Mother:  Elizabeth M. NIXON
Children born in Los Angeles Co., CA:
1.  Imogene W. "Gene" HOLT, b. 10 Nov 1911
2.  Charles John HOLT III (a.k.a., Tim HOLT actor), b. 5 Feb 1919, Beverley Hills
3.  Elizabeth Marshall HOLT (a.k.a., Jennifer/Jacqueline HOLT actress), b. 1924/5, Hollywood; d. 21 Sep 1997, Dorset, England; m1. William BLAKEWELL (actor); m2. Mr. CARDINAL

Elizabeth is said to be born 10 Nov 1920, but the census says she is younger.


Sources:

1.  Marriage Record:

2.  1920 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #10 of 20):  1632 Laurel Avenue, Crescent, Cahuenga Twp., Los Angeles Co., CA, Roll 102 (Book 1), p. 253B, SN 22B, SD 8, ED 34, enumerated 24 Jan 1920, official enumeration date 1 Jan 1920 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1920:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28
* 1632 131 134 Holt Jack Head O F M W 32 M   Y Y NY   NY   CA   Y Actor Film Co W
      ____ Margaret Wife     F W 28 M   Y Y CA   CA   CA   Y None    
      ____ Emmagene Dau     F W  7 S Y     CA   NY   CA     None    
      ____ Jack (Jr) Son     M W 11/12 S       CA   NY   CA     None    
      Howard Mary S Servant     F W 48 S   Y Y MO   Ire Eng Ire Eng Y House keeper ???? W
      Norris Katherine Servant     F B 50 Wd   Y Y AL   AL   AL   Y Nurse Practical   W
      Laughin Charles W Boarder     M W 48 D   Y Y MI   Can Eng NY   Y Salesman Shoe W
*Laurel Ave

3.  1930 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #11 of 39):  1632 Laurel Street, Los Angeles City (Assembly Dist. 56), Los Angeles Co., CA, Roll 135 (Book 1), p. 195A, SN 6A, ED 19-90, SD 16, enumerated 5-18 Apr 1930, official enumeration date 1 Apr 1930 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1930:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 24 25 26 27 28 30
* 1632 117 105 Holt Charles J Head 0 100000 R N M W 41 M 27 N Y NY WV VA Y Actor Motion Pictures W Y N
      ____ Margaret W Wife         F W 39 M 18 N Y MN MN MA Y None        
      ____ Gene W Dau         F W 18 S   Y Y CA NY MN Y None        
      Holt Charles J Jr Son         M W 11 S   Y Y CA NY MN Y None        
      ____ Elizabeth M Dau         F W  5 S   Y Y CA NY MN Y None        
      Folae? Gertrude Servant         F Neg 24 M 17 N Y CA CA CA Y Servant Private Family W Y  
      Dickens Mattie L Servant         F Neg 37 M 20 Y Y TX LA LA Y Servant Private Family W Y  
*Laurel St

4.  CADI:  California Death Index, 1940-1997 (online at RootsWeb.com and Ancestry.com; missing columns contained no data):
Last
Name
First
Name
Middle Birth
Date
Mother
Maiden
Father
Last
Sex Birth
Place
Death Place
(County)
Death
Date
SSN Age
Holt Charles John 05/31/1888 Marshall Holt M New York Los Angeles (19) 01/18/1951   62 yrs
Holt Margaret H 01/25/1891 Nixon   F Michigan Ventura 01/15/1963 548-44-988 71 yrs
Margaret was born in Minnesota, not Michigan.

5.  Millenium File (online at Ancestry.com).

6.  Various movie-buff web sites.

7.  GNIS: Geographic Names Information Service (online at USGS.gov):  shows Laurel Avenue in/near the Crescent subdivision in West Hollywood.

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