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Andrew Roberdeau Holderby
First Lieutenant, United States Marine Corps
Virginia State Fllag
THREE DIE IN QUANTICO FIRE
Lieutenant Holderby of Marines, Daughter And Guest Are Victims

WASHINGTON, February 5, 1927 - Three persons lost their lives last night in a fire in a house at the Marine Barracks in Quantico, Virginia.

The dead are Lieutenant Andrew R. Holderby 3rd of the Marine Corps, in whose home the fire occurred; Miss Eleanor Griffin, a house guest, whose home is in Washington, and Clotilde Holderby, a 4-year-old daughter of Lieutenant Holderby.

Another house guest, Miss Carolyn Griffin, a sister of Eleanor Griffin, was badly injured and taken to the hospital at Quantico.

Lieuetnant Holderby's wife and older daughter escaped without injury.

Lieuenant Holderby was a native of Richmond, Virginia. He served in the World War and with the Marine establishment in Haiti.

The cause of the fire has not been determined. Quick action by the Marine Corps Fire Detachment prevented it from spreading to near-by barracks. The flames were extinguished within ten minutes from the time the fire was discovered.

The Holderbys, with their guests, had attended a dance at the officers' club in the evening and had retired but a few hours before the fire occurred.


GAS FATAL TO WIDOW OF MAINE OFFICER
Death of Mrs. Holderby, Who Lost Husband And Child In Fire, Is Declared Accidental
December 4, 1933

Mrs. Clotilde Holderby, 34 years old, widow of a Marine Corps Lieuetnant, was found dead yesterday from asphyxiation by gas yesterday in her apartment in London Terrace, 420 West Twenty-fourth Street, New York City.  Dr. Raymond Miles, Assistant Medical Examiner, reported that her death had been accidental.

Mrs. Holderby's husband, Lieutenant Andrew R. Holderby 3rd, and their daughter, Clotilde, 4, were burned to death in February 1927 when their home in the Marine Barracks at Quantico, Virginia, was destroyed by fire. Lieutenant Holderby had been stationed there with the Marine Aviation Corps.

The body of Mrs. Holderby was found on the floor near the kitchenette. Two gas burners had been turned on. Several saucepans were on the stove.

The medical examiner learned that she had returned to her apartment about midnight Saturday and evidently had started to prepare food.


HOLDERBY, CLOTILDE WOODS, widow of the late Lieutenant A. Roberdeay Holderby 3rd, U.S.M.C. suddenly in New York City. Funeral service at the Campbell Funeral Church, Broadway at 66th Street, Tuesday, December 5, at 11 A.M. Interment at Arlington National Cemetery, Washington, D.C.
ESTATES APPRAISED

HOLDERBY, CLOTILDE W. ( December 3, 1935). Gross assets $3,055; net $1,895.  To Meredith W. R. Holderby, daughter.  Chief assets, stocks and bonds, $2,000.  William Pitt Mason, Jr., Attorney, 7 Hanover Street.



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HOLDERBY, ANDREW ROBERDEAN
2LT USMC
DATE OF DEATH: 02/05/1927
BURIED AT: SECTION 4W  SITE 3325
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

HOLDERBY, CLOTILDE R D/O ANDREW R
DATE OF DEATH: 02/05/1927
BURIED AT: SECTION 4 CL  SITE 3325
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

HOLDERBY, CLOTILDE R W/O ANDREW R
DATE OF DEATH: 12/3/1933
BURIED AT: SECTION 4 CL  SITE 3325
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY


Posted: 24 December 2005 Updated: 6 January 2007 Updated: 6 September 2007 Updated: 14 October 2007 Updated: 23 June 2008

AR Hollerby Gravesite PHOTO October 2007
Photo By M. R. Patterson, October 2007

AR Holderby Gravesite PHOTO
Photo By M. R. Patterson, 24 April 2004