Doc Holliday was estranged from his father Henry, probably as of the early 1870s, for a variety of reasons. And when he went West and took on a sporting man’s lifestyle, Doc’s family contacts became even more limited.
However, members of the family—and his father’s friend Zan Griffith—reported that Henry Holliday met with his son in New Orleans in the spring of 1885. They patched up their differences. The father urged Doc to go home to Georgia with him, and Doc turned him down. He returned to Colorado, where he died two-and-a-half years later.