J. S. (Jim) Holliday
1924 ~ 2006
CARMEL – California historian and beloved Carmel resident, Jim Holliday, died at his home on August 31, 2006 of pulmonary fibrosis. He was 82.
A memorial service to celebrate Jim's life of incredible achievement, is scheduled for Saturday, December 2, 2006 at All Saints Episcopal Church, Dolores Street at 9th Avenue, Carmel at 4:00 P.M. Historians and students of history will long remember Professor Holliday's definitive narrative of the California Gold Rush, "The World Rushed In", and his distinguished involvement with the Oakland Museum, the California Historical Society and Bancroft Library, but Carmelites will cherish him as a founder and first president of the Carmel Residents Association and an active member of Carmel's Forest and Beach Commission. As such, he was a staunch protector and proponent of the traditions and values of our village. According to the San Francisco author of "Creating Carmel," Harold Gilliam, the name 'Holliday' will always be remembered with those great names of Carmel history – Devendorf, Newberry, Norberg and others in the town's Hall of Fame.
Jim is survived by his wife, Belinda Vidor Holliday; sons, Jack and Timothy Holliday and daughter Brett Holliday.
Donations in Jim's memory may be made to the Carmel Public Library Foundation, P.O. Box 2042, Carmel, CA. 93921; to The Smile Train, P.O. Box 96421, Washington, D.C. 20090-6421 or to organizations of the donor's choice.
Published in Monterey Herald on Nov. 19, 2006.