HOLDSWORTH Arthur Sumner

Male 1921 - 2005  (83 years)


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  • Name HOLDSWORTH Arthur Sumner 
    Nickname Art 
    Born 11 Dec 1921  Foster, Providence, Rhode Island, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    _UID 764F6CF23AC64666A1D6AFB45A5FFC3593F1 
    Died 22 Jul 2005  Caribou, Aroostook, Maine, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • (OBIT: CARIBOU - Arthur S. Holdsworth, 83, well-known area potato grower and civic leader died July 22, 2005, at Caribou. He was born Dec. 11, 1921, in Foster, R.I., the son of Arthur O. and Margaret (Hanscom) Holdsworth. During his childhood, Art was raised on the family dairy farm in Foster. He graduated from the University of Rhode Island in 1943 with a bachelor of science degree in Chemistry and Agriculture Sciences. He was a member of the aviation cadet program at URI and served in the U.S. Navy from 1943-1945, receiving his commissioning as a naval aviator in August 1945. He was honorably discharged from the U.S. Naval Reserve Dec. 22, 1945, at the end of World War II. He continued to be a member of the Reserve Officers Association for many years. He married his first wife, Joyce (Wright) Holdsworth, in 1945 and they had one daughter, Jane. He was elected to the Rhode Island State Legislature in 1948 and served for one year before moving to Caribou in 1949. Art married his second wife, Betty (Whitmore) Holdsworth, in 1972 and they had one son, Ghent.

      Surviving in addition to his second wife, Betty, of Caribou; are his son, Ghent Holdsworth II and his wife, Robyn, of Caribou; his stepsons, Greg Thompson and his wife, Melissa, of Washburn, Anthony Thompson, Jay Thompson and his wife, Shelly, all of Caribou; his stepdaughters, Belinda Hunt and her husband, Jim, of Fort Edward, N.Y. Sandy Ramsay and her husband, Bert, of Westover, Md., his first wife, Joyce, of Caribou; one brother, John Holdsworth of Foster, R.I.; his grandchildren, Branden, Colby, and Ethan Holdsworth, Edmund "Ted" and Francis "Mico" McGuire, Mallory Thompson, Shelley and Andy Thompson, Tina Harris, Kristina Burnham, and Anthony Thompson, Shelley Chavez, Emily and Jimmy Hunt, Shelby, Alicia and Lee Ramsey; several great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

      Arthur was predeceased by his parents; his daughter, Jane Holdsworth and her husband, Frank McGuire; a brother, Harold; a sister, Margaret "Peg".
      Interment will be in the Greenridge Cemetery.
      [Bangor Daily News 7/23/2005]
    Buried Aft 22 Jul 2005  Caribou, Aroostook, Maine, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Address:
    Greenridge Cemetery 
    Person ID I325  Caribou High School class of 1964 deceased
    Last Modified 5 Mar 2022 

    Father HOLDSWORTH Arthur Oates,   b. 1898,   d. 1961  (Age 63 years) 
    Mother HANSCOM Margaret E.,   b. 1899,   d. 1961  (Age 62 years) 
    Married BY 1921  [1
    Family ID F155  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family WRIGHT Joyce,   b. 5 Jan 1925, Caribou, Aroostook, Maine, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Dec 2017, Caribou, Aroostook, Maine, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years) 
    Married 1945  Caribou, Aroostook, Maine, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
     1. HOLDSWORTH Jane Althea,   b. 19 Aug 1946, Caribou, Aroostook, Maine, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Aug 2003, Newport, Newport, Rhode Island, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years)
    Last Modified 20 Jun 2022 
    Family ID F153  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S2] Internet-Find A Grave.