Jane Holmes

Femaleabout 1866–30 May 1882

Brief Life History of Jane

When Jane Holmes was born about 1866, in Huntley, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, her father, William Holmes, was 27 and her mother, Margaret Jane Montgomery, was 27. She lived in Huntley, Carleton, Ontario, Canada in 1871. She died on 30 May 1882, in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, at the age of 17, and was buried in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

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William Holmes
Margaret Jane Montgomery
Jackson Holmes
Jane Holmes
Elizabeth Ida Holmes
Margaret Jane HOLMES
Alex Dulman Holmes
William James Holmes
Robert Gordon HOLMES

Sources (2)

  • Jane Holmes in household of Wm. Holmes, "Canada Census, 1881"
  • Jane Holmes in household of William Holmes, "Canada Census, 1871"

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Siblings (7)

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World Events (3)

1867 · Ontario Founded

Age 1

On July 1, 1867, the province of Ontario was founded. It is the second largest province in Canada. A third of the population of Canada live here. Before it was Ontario it was called Upper Canada and had a Governor.


Age 3



Age 5

British Columbia joins the confederation.

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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