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.
English: either from the plural form of Holme , or else a variant of Holme or Home , with excrescent -s (see Holm ).
Scottish: probably a habitational name from Holmes near Dundonald (Ayrshire), or possibly from another place so called in the barony of Inchestuir (Angus). Both placenames likely derive from the plural form of Middle English, Older Scots holm ‘islet, raised land in a marsh’ (see Holm ).
Scottish and Irish: adopted for Scottish Gaelic and Irish Mac Thómais, Mac Thómais (see McComb ). In parts of western Ireland, Holmes is also a variant of Cavish, from Gaelic Mac Thámhais, another patronymic from Thomas . Early bearers in Ireland were probably immigrants from Scotland.