04 Jan Robert Alexander Holliday
November 16, 1862
Robert Alexander Holliday
November 16, 1862 Fayetteville lost its beloved “Uncle Bob”. Robert Alexander Holliday was viewed in the parlor of his sons’ spacious home on Lanier Avenue. (now the Holliday-Dorsey-Fife House Museum.) John Stiles Holliday was the middle son of Robert and Rebecca Holliday. The home was large enough to hold the Holliday family for the funeral of Grandpa. After the viewing, Robert’s casket was taken to the Fayetteville City Cemetery for burial. Uncle Bob, as he was known with affection in town, was a tavern/inn keeper. His oldest son Henry was the father of his most famous grandson. Known best as “Doc” Holliday, John Henry Holliday was present at the funeral that cold November day. Even though Doc was known for his western fame, he had Georgia roots.
By: Deborah Riddle