Alice Jane Holmes

Ohio, United States

The Life of Alice Jane

When Alice Jane Holmes was born in 1856, in Ohio, United States, her father, Samuel B. Holmes, was 40 and her mother, Mary Ann Bivens, was 36. She married John Oliver Sayre on 12 August 1879, in Jackson, West Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Summerfield, Marion Township, Noble, Ohio, United States in 1870.

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Family Time Line

John Oliver Sayre
Alice Jane Holmes
Marriage: 12 August 1879
Vaught Armstrong Sayre
Gale Furman Sayre
Mary Sayre
Vena Sayre
John Owen Sayre
Alice Sayre

Spouse and Children

    John Oliver Sayre



12 August 1879
Jackson, West Virginia, United States


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings


    Mary Ann Bivens




    Margaret L. " Maggie" Holmes


    Miles P. Holmes



    Martha Holmes


    Thomas McFarland " Mackey" Holmes


World Events (8)

1860 · Ohio supports the Union side of the Civil War

Age 4

Although divided as a state on the subject of slavery, Ohio participated in the Civil War on the Union's side, providing over 300,000 troops. Ohio provided the 3rd largest number of troops by any Union state.

Age 7

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 34

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

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)

  • Alice Holmes in household of Mary A Holmes, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Alice Holmes in entry for Thomas J Starcher and Vena Sayre, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"
  • Alice Holmes in entry for Wilbur Sayre and Mary Sayre, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"

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