Laura Holmes

1 June 1873–4 November 1962 (Age 89)
Mississippi, United States

The Life of Laura

When Laura Holmes was born on 1 June 1873, in Mississippi, United States, her father, William Eugene Holmes M.D., was 55 and her mother, Bettie Durham Holmes, was 41. She married Jones Lafayette Harvey in 1893. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. She lived in Winona, Montgomery, Mississippi, United States for about 10 years and Oxford, Lafayette, Mississippi, United States in 1920. She died on 4 November 1962, in Mississippi, United States, at the age of 89, and was buried in Winona, Montgomery, Mississippi, United States.

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Family Time Line

Jones Lafayette Harvey
Laura Holmes
Marriage: 1893
Mr. Harvey
Frank Tate Harvey

Spouse and Children



Parents and Siblings

    William Eugene Holmes M.D.


    Bettie Durham Holmes




    Lewis E Holmes


    Eugenia Holmes




    Miss Holmes


World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 2

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
1877 · Mississippi State Board of Health is Created

Age 4

In 1877, the Mississippi State Board of Health was established to protect and advance health throughout the state. There are several different categories that fall under their watch such as disease, environment, injury, standard care, shots, keep records, and more.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 25

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

Name Meaning

1 English (chiefly central and northern England): variant of Holme .2 Scottish: probably a habitational name from Holmes near Dundonald, or from a place so called in the barony of Inchestuir.3 Scottish and Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Thomáis, Mac Thómais ( see McComb ). In part of western Ireland, Holmes is a variant of Cavish (from Gaelic Mac Thámhais, another patronymic from Thomas ).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Laura Holmes in household of Bettie Holmes, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Laura Harvey in household of Jones Harvey, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Laura H Harvey in household of Jones Harvey, "United States Census, 1910"

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