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The New York Times
December 19, 1909

A. G. Holland, Who Feared Ride in Auto, is Killed by a Horse.

Special to The New York Times.

WHITE PLAINS, N. Y., Dec. 18.—Ex-Alderman Arthur G. Holland, a prominent resident of White Plains and secretary of a cushion shoe company in New York, whose skull was fractured when his horse ran away yesterday afternoon, died to-day after having remained unconscious for nearly twenty-four hours.  Mr. Holland had been out for a drive in White Plains and just as he reached home the horse took fright at a scrap of paper being blown along roadway and dashed down the street.  Mr. Holland was thrown out and dragged nearly a block on the frozen ground.

Mr. Holland was always afraid of automobiles.  "Give me a trotter every time," said he, "and I will have no fear."  He purchased several fast traveling horses and took great pleasure in riding and driving.

Mr. Holland lived for several years in Detroit and was well known to the shoe trade in the Middle and Eastern States.  He owned a large amount of real estate in White Plains.  He was a member of the Masonic lodge, the Elks, and the Republican Club of New York City.  He was 42 years old and left a widow.

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