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
1833–1889
Julia Ann Hawley
1838–1882
Marriage: from 19 September 1850 to 12 June 1855
William Franklin Holmes
1855–1930
Marshall Wheeler Holmes
1857–1929
Pheba Louise Holmes
1859–1890
Ellen Elizabeth Holmes
1862–1898
John M. Holmes
1864–
Mary Jane Holmes
1866–1942
Mable Elveretta Holmes
1868–
Ameretta Holmes
1868–
Alonzo Holmes
1870–
Cloddy Holmes
1872–
Viola Holmes
1873–1881
Claud L. Holmes
1876–1880
Farnum Alton Holmes
1878–1941

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
from 19 September 1850 to 12 June 1855
children

(13)

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Parents and Siblings

    Jeremiah Holmes

    Male1800–1868Male

    Laura E. Smith

    Female1806–1887Female

siblings

(8)

    Laura Ann Holmes

    Female1826–1895Female

    Male1833–1889Male

    Lott Shelley Holms

    Male1838–1924Male

    Charles Holmes

    Male1838–Male

    Phebe E. Holmes

    Female1840–Female

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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.
1837

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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