Laura Holmes

Female1 June 1873–4 November 1962

Brief Life History 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
1856–1925
Laura Holmes
1873–1962
Marriage: 1893
Mr. Harvey
1897–1897
Frank Tate Harvey
1899–1979

Sources (12)

  • Laura Harvey, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Laura Holmes - birth-name: Laura Holmes
  • Laura Holmes Harvey, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1893
  • Children (2)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (5)

    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

    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.

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

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