Layton, Mary “Minna” E.

Class undetermined

Birth: May 31, 1881, Orangeburg County, South Carolina, USA
Death: Mar. 7, 1952, Columbia, Richland County, South Carolina, USA

Ralph De Reefer Layton (1851 – 1928)
Selina Eliza Rush Layton (1855 – 1927)

Alfred Wannamaker Holman (1880 – 1953)

Miriam Holman Jones (1905 – 1979)

Elmwood Memorial Gardens
Columbia, Richland County, South Carolina, USA

Source:, # 98653445.


State (Columbia, SC), March 8, 1952, p. 7

Mrs. Holman Dies; Was USC Law Graduate
Mrs. A. W. Holman, of 403 Ott road, died at the Baptist hospital at 2:20 Friday afternoon. She had been in declining health for several years but was taken ill suddenly at 3:30 Friday morning at her residence.

Mrs. Holman, the former Miss Minna Layton, was born near St. Matthews, the daughter of the late Ralph D. and Salina E. Rush Layton. She had lived in Columbia since 1913.

She was educated in the public schools of Orangeburg county and at Mont Amoena seminary in Mount Pleasant, N. C. After moving to Columbia she studied law at the University of South Carolina, graduating in the class of 1918, and had the distinction of being the first woman to graduate in law at the University. After graduating she was associated with her husband in the practice of law.

Mrs. Holman was a member of the Lutheran Church of the Incarnation and for a number of years she was active in the choir of the church. She was one of the first members of the Shandon Choral society and a very active member of the group.

She and Mr. Holman celebrated their golden wedding anniversary on November 21, 1950.

Survivors include her husband, Judge A. W. Holman; one daughter, Mrs. E. V. W. Jones of Miami, Fla.; one sister, Mrs. W. H. Riser of Columbia, and several nieces and nephews. Her only grandchild, Edward A. Buggel, died in 1945.

Funeral services will be held at 4 o’clock Sunday afternoon from the Dunbar Funeral home, with her pastor, the Rev. George E. Meetze, officiating. Interment will be in Elmwood cemetery.