I am trying to trace family members in the US. A family story that I was told as a child is that my Great Uncle, surname Holliday, went to Alaska in search of gold and was lucky. He bought a yacht and went sailing and fishing where he met Walt Disney and became friends, he had a salmon tinned and sent tins to his family here in the UK. When Walt Disney made his picture the Seven Dwarfs, he used my great uncle as a model for the character Doc. Doc being a play on words due to his surname Holliday. There is a resemblance to my late father in this character. Can you offer any help in my search?
Also something that may be of interest to other Holliday people is that the name originates with a Celt festival that was pre-Roman in the British Isles, it means "Holly-Day" or the winter solstice when holly was brought in.
My father, Eric George Holliday, of Sheffield,UK, died on the winter solstice 1995