Excerpt Reviews Bullet Counter-Points: Getting to know the real Doc Holliday Historical Figures Music Gallery 1: The Holliday Family Alice Jane Holliday and son John Henry, before his first birthday. Henry Burroughs Holliday, father of John Henry Holliday; date unknown. John Stiles Holliday, M.D., uncle of John Henry Holliday, the surgeon who corrected the infant’s cleft palate and cleft lip in October of 1851. Dr. J.S. Holliday was assisted by Dr. Crawford Long, who had begun developing ether as an anesthetic just three years earlier. There is a hospital in Atlanta GA that bears Crawford Long’s name today. Cousins Robert Alexander Holliday and John Henry Holliday, ages 2 and 1, ca. 1852. The boys were very close throughout childhood; as young men, they had planned to open a joint dental practice in Atlanta. John Henry went West for his health in 1872; Robert never took his cousin’s name off the office building’s sign. Cousin Robert Alexander Holliday, D.D.S., age 30. Compare this to the photo of JHH at the same age, and you can see what would have been a normal weight for Doc Holliday. Doc ca. 1881 Cousin Martha Anne Holliday, ca. 1865. Margaret Mitchell based the character Melanie Wilkes on Martha Anne. “She was a tiny, frailly built girl… as simple as earth, as good as bread, as transparent as spring water. But for all her plainness of feature and smallness of stature, there was a sedate dignity … that was oddly touching…” Sophie Walton in maturity, ca. 1885, born into slavery. Fostered by Dr. and Mrs. John Stiles Holliday during the civil war, Sophie Walton remained with members of the Holliday family all her life. She taught John Henry Holliday to play cards. Kate Harony (seated) and her sister Wilhelmina, ca. 1867. Orphaned and in foster care, Kate ran away that year and made a living as a prostitute. Kate Harony at 40, a few years after the death of John Henry Holliday. She and Doc Holliday were together off and on during the last nine years of his life, and she considered herself to have been his common law wife. Share this:ShareTwitterFacebookPinterestTumblrLinkedInRedditPrint ContentsGallery 1: The Holliday FamilyGallery 2: John Henry Holliday, D.D.S.Gallery 3: The Earp FamilyGallery 4: The Wright FamilyGallery 5: Dodge City FiguresGallery 6: Dodge City ScenesContinue: Gallery 2: John Henry Holliday, D.D.S.