Table of Contents
Of the transcribed pages of the military service record of Woodrow Wilson Hollen
(c) 2001 Barb Wise (email@example.com)
Received 02 NOV 2000 from the Department of Veterans Affairs
VA Regional Office
One Veterans Plaza
701 Clay Avenue
Waco, Texas 76799
In Reply Refer To: 349/224P C 16 586 695
Transcriber's Note: Woodrow Wilson Hollen was the brother of my grandmother, Margie Lucille (Hollen) GILLIATT. Woodrow and his wife, Florine (Grimes) Stotts Hollen, were killed in an automobile accident near Ft. Eustis, Virginia, 05 January, 1952. Woodrow's father, Corder Robert Hollen, and his mother, Inice Belle (Holland) Hollen, divorced on 28 SEP 1929. Corder died in Hoopeston, Vermillion County, Illinois, on 05 OCT, 1929. On 28 SEP 1929, Inice married James F. Davis in Orange County, Indiana. Inice and James were later divorced (prior to the death of Woodrow), also in Orange County, Indiana. Woodrow had an indemnity policy through the Army. After his death, the benefit payments were split between Inice Belle (Holland) Hollen and James F. Davis. Inice disputed this act and this resulted in an investigation. This transcription includes depositions that were taken during that investigation. Neither Woodrow nor the Field Examiner from the VA - A. W. Hendricks - is listed in the "Names" column below. It is assumed that they are referenced in all records. These files are being provided for two reasons, (1) they provide a good description of life during the depression in rural Indiana and (2) the records contain information of some genealogical benefit.
Filename Description of File
Field Examiner's Report regarding the investigation into the appeal made by Inice Belle (Holland) Hollen. Individual depositions are included as separate files and will appear separately in this Table of Contents. All of the names are listed here because they appear on this summary report. Names include: James F. DAVIS, Inice Belle (HOLLAND) HOLLEN, Elmer APPLE, Billy DAVIS, Sarah E. HOLLAND, Leland A. JONES, Howard R. LAMBDIN, Blanche LAND, George W. NEWKIRK, Minnie B. NEWKIRK, Clarence PEARSON, Mae (HOLLEN) SCOTT, Bennie SELFE, Esther SELFE, Orpheus APPLE, Ruby FERGUSON, Calvin C. GRIMES, John F. LAMBDIN, Edrie E. WOLFE. 28MAR1956.DOC Response from H. K. McDONALD, Director of Claims Service, to a letter written by Marie NICHOLSON on behalf of Goldia DAVIS. The original letter was inquiring whether Goldia would continue to receive the indemnity payments as widow of James F. DAVIS that James received due to the death of Woodrow Wilson HOLLEN.
Exhibit "T." Field Examiner's Memorandum. Certificate of search of the records of the Orange County Auitor
Exhibit "S." Field Examiner's Memorandum. Interview with Edrie WOLFE.
Exhibit "P." Field Examiner's Memorandum. Interview with Ruby FERGUSON.
Exhibit "O". Field Examiner's Memorandum. Interview with Orpheus APPLE.
Exhibit "L." Deposition of Mae (HOLLEN) SCOTT, sister of Woodrow W. HOLLEN.
Letter written by Marie Nicholson on behalf of Goldia DAVIS inquiring whether Goldia would continue to receive the indemnity payments as widow of James F. DAVIS that James received due to the death of Woodrow Wilson HOLLEN.
Exhibit "F." Deposition of Leland A. JONES.
Exhibit "B." Deposition of Inice Belle (HOLLAND) HOLLEN.
Exhibit "A." Deposition of James F. DAVIS
Exhibit "C." Deposition of Elmer APPLE
Exhibit "E." Deposition of Sarah E. HOLLAND
Exhibit "G." Deposition of Howard R. LAMBDIN
Exhibit "I." Deposition of George W. NEWKIRK
Exhibit "J." Deposition of Minnie B. NEWKIRK
Exhibit "K." Deposition of Clarence PEARSON
Exhibit "M." Deposition of Bennie SELFE
Exhibit "N." Deposition of Esther SELFE
Exhibit "Q." Field Examiner's Memorandum. Interview with Calvin C. GRIMES
Exhibit "R." Field Examiner's Memorandum. Interview with John F. LAMBDIN
Exhibit "H." Deposition of Blanche LAND
Exhibit "D." Deposition of Billy DAVIS
Decision of the Veterans Administration, Board of Veterans Appeals
Transcription of the Local Record of Death for James F. DAVIS
Letter written by Lawrence THOMAS on behalf of Goldia DAVIS inquiring if the indemnity payments being made to James F. DAVIS after the death of Woodrow W. HOLLEN, would not be made to her.
The initial Field Examination Request.