William Wallace Holmes

about 1833–23 November 1889 (Age 56)
Allegany, New York, United States

The Life of William Wallace

When William Wallace Holmes was born about 1833, in Allegany, New York, United States, his father, Jeremiah Holmes, was 33 and his mother, Laura E. Smith, was 27. He married Julia Ann Hawley from 19 September 1850 to 12 June 1855. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Jerome Township, Midland, Michigan, United States for about 10 years. He died on 23 November 1889, at the age of 56.

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Family Time Line

William Wallace Holmes
Julia Ann Hawley
Marriage: from 19 September 1850 to 12 June 1855
William Franklin Holmes
Marshall Wheeler Holmes
Pheba Louise Holmes
Ellen Elizabeth Holmes
John M. Holmes
Mary Jane Holmes
Mable Elveretta Holmes
Ameretta Holmes
Alonzo Holmes
Cloddy Holmes
Viola Holmes
Claud L. Holmes
Farnum Alton Holmes

Spouse and Children

from 19 September 1850 to 12 June 1855


+8 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Jeremiah Holmes


    Laura E. Smith




    Laura Ann Holmes



    Lott Shelley Holms


    Charles Holmes


    Phebe E. Holmes


+3 More Children

World Events (7)

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 3

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

Age 4

Michigan is the 26th state.
1854 · Creation of the Republican Party

Age 21

A debate continues over the location of the creation of the Republican Party. Some sources claim the party was formed in Ripon, Wisconsin, on February 28, 1854. Others claim the first meeting of the Republican Party took place in Jackson, Michigan, on July 6, 1854, where the Republican Party was officially organized. Over 1,000 people were present and candidates were selected for the party, thus making it the first Republican convention.

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)

  • William Holmes, "United States Census, 1870"
  • William Walace Holmes, "United States Census, 1860"
  • William Holmes, "United States Census, 1880"

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