Singleton Holt Stokes

21 December 1856–19 May 1942 (Age 85)
Gilmer, Georgia, United States

The Life of Singleton Holt

When Singleton Holt Stokes was born on 21 December 1856, in Gilmer, Georgia, United States, his father, John M. Stokes, was 42 and his mother, Sarah " Sally" Holcomb, was 38. He married Margaret Virginia Nancy Caroline Russell in 1881, in Gilmer, Georgia, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Gorman, Eastland, Texas, United States for about 5 years and Justice Precinct 3, Martin, Texas, United States in 1940. He died on 19 May 1942, in Martin, Texas, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Stanton, Martin, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Singleton Holt Stokes
Margaret Virginia Nancy Caroline Russell
Marriage: 1881
Emma Jane Stokes
Garnett McMillan Stokes
Thomas Franklin Stokes
Charlie William Virgil Stokes
Dessie Leona Stokes
William Dale Stokes

Spouse and Children


    Margaret Virginia Nancy Caroline Russell


Gilmer, Georgia, United States


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+6 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 5

Civil War History - Some 11,000 Georgians gave their lives in defense of their state a state that suffered immense destruction. But wars end brought about an even more dramatic figure to tell: 460,000 African-Americans were set free from the shackles of slavery to begin new lives as free people.

Age 7

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 25

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

Name Meaning

English: variant of Stoke .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Singleton H Stokes, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Sinton H Stokes in household of Sarah Stokes, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Sink Stokes in household of Charlie S Carwile, "United States Census, 1940"

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