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Benjamin Hassel Holbrook
and Bernice Nickels

Benjamin Hassel Holbrook b 2 Apr 1903 KY; s/o William Oliver Holbrook and Mary Kincer. Benjamin Hassel Holbrook m. Bernice Nickels Nichols b abt 1910 KY d 3 Oct 1971; buried Memorial Park Cemetery, Dayton, OH. Children of Benjamin Hassel Holbrook and Bernice Nickels;

1. Ruby Louise Holbrook b 8 Sept 1925 Sergent, KY d Friday, 28 Jun 2013 Hazard, KY; buried McRoberts Cemetery, McRoberts, Letcher Co KY; m. 15 Feb 1947 Reg. Baptist Church, Mayking, Letcher Co KY to James A Zidaroff JR b 8 Mar 1926 Dunham KY d Sunday 24 Dec 2017 Letcher Manor Nursing Home, Whitesburg, KY; buried McRoberts Cemetery, McRoberts, Letcher Co KY; s/o James A Zidaroff Sr. and Myrtle Caudill. James and Ruby were married by well known minister, G. Bennett Adams. Ruby Zidaroff was a Science teacher in Jenkins, High School, Jenkins, Letcher County, Kentucky for 50 years. Children of James A Zidaroff and Ruby Holbrook; i. Sheila Zidaroff; m. Jack Hill. ii. Timothy Zidaroff; m. Sharon Unknown.

2. Joyce Holbrook b 9 Sept 1927 Letcher Co KY; m. Male Taylor

3. Nell Nellie Holbrook b 22 Oct 1929 Sergent, Letcher Co KY; m. 16 May 1947 Reg. Baptist Church, Mayking, Letcher Co KY to William N Adams b abt 1927 Haymond, Letcher Co KY; s/o Andrew Adams and Henrietta Adams. As her sister, Nellie was also married by well known minister, G. Bennett Adams of the Regular Baptist Church, Mayking, Letcher Co KY.

4. Anna Holbrook b 6 Nov 1934 Letcher Co KY d 29 Apr 2016; buried Memorial Park Cemetery, Dayton OH; m. abt 1959 to Raphael Rafe Yost. Children of Raphael Rafe Yost and Anna Holbrook; i. Mike Yost ii. Mark Yost; m. Faye Unknown iii. Phil Yost; m. Marcia Unknown iv. Amy Yost; m. Don Lucas

5. Phyllis Ellen Holbrook b abt 1938 Letcher Co KY; m. abt 1967 OH (divorced 10 May 1974 Montgomery Co OH) (1) James Eberhart Clauss b 11 Oct 1935 Cincinnati, Hamilton Co OH d 16 May 2005 Gobsonton, Hillsborough Co FL; s/o Eberhart J Clauss and Charlotte Marts. Child of James Eberhart Clauss and Phyllis Ellen Holbrook; i. Tamara Joy Clauss; m. Mike Brown. Phyllis Ellen Holbrook m. (2) Male Lucas.


Obituary: Bernice Nickels (Nichols) Holbrook
abt 1910 - 3 Oct 1971

Obituary: Mrs Bernice Holbrook of 3773 Brumbough Blvd., Dayton, OH, passed away Sunday, Oct. 3, 1971, at Miami Valley Hospital after a lengthy illness.

She is survived by her husband B. Hassel Holbrook, 5 daughters, Ruby Zidaroff of McRoberts, Joyce Taylor, Lexington, Nellie Adams, Dayton Ohio, Ann Yost, Trotwood, Ohio, Phyllis Clauss, Dayton Ohio, one sister Eliza Brown of Little Rock, Arkansas, four brothers, Stanley, Harrison, Mitchell and Roy Nickels, fifteen grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

Services were held at the West Chester Regular Baptist Church, Maude Ohio, burial was at Memorial Park Cemetery, Dayton, Ohio.


Obituary: James Eberhart Clauss
11 Oct 1935 - 16 May 2005

James E. Age 69 of Dayton, passed away Monday, May 16, 2005 in Gibsonton, FL. He was born October 11, 1935 in Cincinnati, Ohio.

He is survived by 4 daughters Terri Lamb and husband Don of Dayton, Traci Dextraze and husband Rick of Gibsonton, FL, Tonni Brown and husband Steve of W. Carrollton and Tamara Brown and husband Mike of W. Carrollton, 6 grandchildren Jason, Amber, Jessica, Lucas, Logan and Justynn.

Private services will be held at the convenience of the family.

If so desired memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Dayton or to Life Path, 3725 Uppercreek Dr., Ruskin, FL, 33573.

The family would like to express their sincere thank you to all of his special friends who supported him throughout his illness. Arrangements in care of Swart Funeral Home, W. Carrollton. Published in the Dayton Daily News on 5/29/2005.


Obituary: Anna Holbrook Yost
6 Nov 1934 - 29 Apr 2016

YOST (Holbrook) Anna H. Age 81 of Clayton, passed away on Friday, April 29, 2016. She was a member of Precious Blood Catholic Church. Anna enjoyed doing crafts, traveling, especially to see her children and grandchildren and get togethers with the "Golden Girls". She was also very proud to have been a breast cancer survivor.

She is survived by her husband of 57 years: Raphael "Rafe" Yost, sons: Mike Yost of OR, Mark (Faye) Yost of GA, Phil (Marcia) Yost of CO, daughter: Amy (Geoff) Bowden of GA, 14 grandchildren, one great granddaughter, sister: Phyllis (Don) Lucas of FL, brother-in-law: Jimmy Zideroff of KY, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents: Benjamin and Bernice (Nichols) Holbrook and sisters: Joyce Taylor, Ruby Zideroff and Nellie Adams.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be said at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at Precious Blood Catholic Church (4961 Salem Ave.) with Fr. Jim Seibert, C.P.P.S. as celebrant.

Interment will follow the Mass at Memorial Park Cemetery in Dayton, OH. If desired, memorial contributions may be made to The Samaritan Breast Center. The Kindred Funeral Home, Englewood is handling arrangements. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.KindredFuneralHome.com Published in Dayton Daily News on May 1, 2016


Obituary (1): Ruby Holbrook Zidaroff
8 Sept 1925 27 Jun 2013

Ruby H. Zidaroff, age 87, of McRoberts, Kentucky, passed away early Friday morning, June 27, 2013, at the Greg and Noreen Wells Hospice Center, Hazard, Kentucky. She was born on September 8, 1925, at Sergent, Kentucky, and was a lifelong resident of Letcher County, Kentucky.

She was a mother and a homemaker, and was a retired school teacher, having taught science classes at Jenkins High School for fifty years. Mrs. Zidaroff was a member of the McRoberts Missionary Baptist Church, and was also a member of the Kentucky Retired Teachers Association. She enjoyed crafts, gardening, and sewing.

She was a daughter of the late Benjamin Hasel Holbrook & Bernice Nichols Holbrook, and was also preceded in death by a sister, Joyce Holbrook Taylor.

She is survived by her husband, James Zidaroff, of McRoberts, Kentucky; a daughter, Shelia Hill and husband Jack, of Huber Heights, Ohio; a son, Timothy Zidaroff and wife Sharon, of Mt. Sterling, Kentucky; three sisters, Ann Yost, Clayton, Ohio, Nell Adams, Brookfield, Ohio, and Phyllis Lucas, Venice Beach, Florida; three grandchildren, Lori Schroeder and Jan Morris, both of Huber Heights, Ohio, and Whitney Allison, of North Carolina; five great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Visitation will be on Sunday June 30, 2013, at the Polly & Craft Funeral Home from 6-9 pm. Funeral services will be at 11:00 am on Monday July 1, 2013 at the McRoberts Missionary Baptist Church, with Pastor James Johnston, officiating. Interment will follow at the McRoberts Cemetery.


Obituary (2): Ruby Holbrook Zidaroff
8 Sept 1925 - 27 Jun 2013

Mt Eagle Newspaper, Whitesburg, Letcher Co KY, 2013-07-03 Obituaries. Ruby Zidaroff dies at 87. Ruby H. Zidaroff, 87, of McRoberts, died June 27 (2013) at the Greg and Noreen Wells Hospice Center in Hazard. Born at Sergent to the late Benjamin Hasel and Bernice Nichols Holbrook, she was a sister of the late Joyce Holbrook Taylor.

She was retired as a science teacher for more than 50 years at the Jenkins High School, and was a member of the McRoberts Missionary Baptist Church and the Kentucky Retired Teachers Association.

She enjoyed crafts, gardening and sewing.

Surviving are her husband, James Zidaroff; a daughter, Shelia Hill and husband Jack of Huber Heights, Oh.; a son, Timothy Zidaroff and wife Sharon of Mt. Sterling; three sisters, Ann Yost, Clayton, Oh., Nell Adams, Brookfield, Oh., and Phyllis Lucas of Venice Beach, Fla.; three grandchildren, Lori Schroeder and Jan Morris, both of Huber Heights, Oh., and Whitney Allison of North Carolina; five great-grandchildren, and a great-great-grandchild.

Funeral services were held July 1 at McRoberts Missionary Baptist Church, (McRoberts, Letcher Co KY). Burial was in McRoberts Cemetery, (McRoberts, Letcher Co KY). Carty Funeral Home, Polly & Craft of Jenkins, (Letcher Co KY) had charge of arrangements.


Obituary: James Zidaroff Jr
8 Mar 1926 - 24 Dec 2017

James Zidaroff, Jr., age 91, of McRoberts, Kentucky passed from this life on Sunday, December 24, 2017 at the Letcher Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center of Whitesburg, Kentucky. He was born on March 8, 1926 at Dunham, Kentucky to the late James Zidaroff, Sr. and Myrtle Caudill Zidaroff. James was a longtime member of the McRoberts Missionary Baptist Church and served his country honourably in the United States Military. Mr. Zidaroff was loved deeply by his family and all who knew him.

He was preceded in death also by his loving wife: Ruby Holbrook Zidaroff; one brother: Ed Zidaroff.

Mr. Zidaroff is survived by one son: Tim (Sharon) Zidaroff of Mount Sterling, Kentucky; one daughter: Shelia (Jack) Hill of Huber Heights, Ohio; two brothers: Danny (Reeda) Zidaroff of Charlotte, North Carolina and Roger (Tessie) Zidaroff of Tipp City, Ohio; three grandchildren; five great grandchildren; one great-great grandchild; numerous nephews and nieces; along with a host of other family and many friends to mourn his passing.

Visitation for Mr. Zidaroff will be held at the Carty Funeral Chapel of Neon, Kentucky on Thursday, December 28, 2017; with family viewing at 5:00 PM and the family will receive friends from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM.

Funeral services will be conducted on Friday, December 29, 2017 from the McRoberts Missionary Baptist Church at 11:00 AM with Pastor Jim Johnston officiating. A private burial, due to weather conditions, will take place at the McRoberts Cemetery located at McRoberts, Kentucky.


1930 Letcher Co KY Census
512 514 Adams G Bennette Head M W 35 M 22 KY KY KY Bookkeeper Coal Mines
512 514 Adams Ella Wife H F W 27 M 14 KY KY KY
512 514 Adams Iva Daughter F W 12 S KY KY KY
512 514 Adams Steve Son M W 10 S KY KY KY
512 514 Adams Dorris Daughter F W 8 S KY KY KY
512 514 Adams Bill Son M W 6 S KY KY KY
512 514 Adams Ruby Daughter F W 1 10/12 S KY KY KY

513 514 Holbrook Hassell Head M W 27 M 21 KY KY KY
513 514 Holbrook Bernice Wife H F W 20 M 14 KY KY KY
513 514 Holbrook Ruby L. Daughter F W 4 3/12 S KY KY KY
513 514 Holbrook Joyce Daughter F W 2 8/12 S KY KY KY
513 514 Holbrook Nellie E Daughter F W 6/12 S KY KY KY

514 515 Holbrook E. R. Head M W 30 M 19 KY KY KY Farmer General Farm
514 515 Holbrook Evalyn Wife H F W 24 M 13 KY KY KY
514 515 Holbrook Marvin Son M W 7 S KY KY KY
514 515 Holbrook J B Son M W 5 S KY KY KY
514 515 Holbrook Wilgus Son M W 3 1/12 S KY KY KY
514 515 Holbrook Wilma Jene Daughter F W 10/12 S KY KY KY

515 516 Holbrook Fred M Head M W 32 M 20 KY KY KY Tipple Boss Coal Mine
515 516 Holbrook Nellie Wife H F W 23 M 13 KY KY KY
515 516 Holbrook Edison Son M W 10 S KY KY KY
515 516 Holbrook Pauline Daughter F W 5 S KY KY KY

516 517 Holbrook Will O Head 1000 M W 55 M 19 KY KY KY Farmer Gen. Farm
516 517 Holbrook Polly Ann Wife H F W 53 M 17 KY KY KY

517 518 Holbrook Miles M Head 1500 M W 56 23 KY KY KY Farmer Gen. Farm
517 518 Holbrook Flora Wife H F W 49 M 17 Ky KY KY
517 518 Holbrook Elisha Son M W 23 S KY KY KY
517 518 Holbrook Hhazel Daughter F W 18 S KY KY KY
517 518 Holbrook Benett Son M W 17 S KY KY KY
517 518 Holbrook Marie Daughter F W 12 S KY KY KY
517 518 Holbrook A J Son M W 9 S KY KY KY
517 518 Holbrook Arius Son M W 7 S KY KY KY


1940 Letcher Co KY Census
292 Holbrook Hassell Head M W 37 M KY
292 Holbrook Bernice Wife F W 30 M KY
292 Holbrook Ruby Dau F W 14 S KY
292 Holbrook Joice Dau F W 12 S KY
292 Holbrook Nellie Dau F W S KY
292 Holbrook Anna Dau F W S KY
292 Holbrook Phillis Dau F W 2 KY



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