Harold "Black Boy Shine" Holiday

Vocals, Piano

Date of Birth:  September 12, 1908    Texas

Date of Death:  March 28, 1952    Sugar Land, TX

Place of Burial:  New Hope Cemetery

                          5th Street

                          Stafford, TX 77477

Has Marker:  Unmarked

Grave Location: Unknown

New Hope Cemetery, Stafford, Texas


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