Joseph Holmes

27 February 1825–4 November 1910 (Age 85)
Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Joseph

Joseph Holmes was born on 27 February 1825, in Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom. He married Mary Ann Greenhow on 15 May 1851, in Sycamore, DeKalb, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Illinois, United States in 1870 and Rockford, Winnebago, Illinois, United States in 1910. He died on 4 November 1910, in Rockford Township, Winnebago, Illinois, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Porter Cemetery, Monroe Township, Ogle, Illinois, United States.

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Joseph Holmes
Mary Ann Greenhow
Marriage: 15 May 1851
James Holmes
Dexter Stocking
Robert William Holmes
Elizabeth Ann Holmes
Mary Jane Holmes
Alfred Thomas Holmes
George R Holmes
Sarah E Holmes
Adelia May Holmes
Esther Holmes
Joseph Holmes
Ernest E. Holmes

Spouse and Children

15 May 1851
Sycamore, DeKalb, Illinois, United States


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World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 5

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
1833 · The Factory Act Restricts Child Labor

Age 8

The Factory Act restricted the hours women and children could work in textile mills. No child under the age of 9 were allowed to work, and children ages 9-13 could not work longer than 9 hours per day. Children up to the age of 13 were required to receive at least two hours of schooling, six days per week.
1854 · The Crimean War

Age 29

The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.

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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Death of Joseph Holmes

OBITUARY: Rockford Morning Star of Nov. 5. 1910 Joseph Holmes Dead Died at home of son - burial at Lindenwood Joseph Holmes died yesterday morning at 10:35 at the home of his son, George Holmes, 41 …

Sources (3)

  • Jos Holmes, "Illinois State Census, 1865"
  • Joseph Holmes, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Joseph Holmes, "United States Census, 1860"

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