Henry Holmes

8 May 1837–1 November 1876 (Age 39)
Hockliffe, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Henry

When Henry Holmes was born on 8 May 1837, in Hockliffe, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, John Holmes, was 35 and his mother, Mary Ann White, was 26. He married Ellen Anderson on 29 March 1857, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Eversholt, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom in 1841 and Utah, United States in 1870. He died on 1 November 1876, in North Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States, at the age of 39, and was buried in Ben Lomond Cemetery, North Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Henry Holmes
Ellen Anderson
Marriage: 29 March 1857
Henry John Holmes
William Robert Holmes
Elizabeth Ann Holmes
Heber Chase Holmes
Mary Ellen Holmes
Milton Keynes Holmes
Margaret Holmes
Lamoni Holmes

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    29 March 1857Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


    +3 More Children

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    +1 More Child

    World Events (8)

    Age 6
    Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.
    Age 9
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    1854 · The Crimean War
    Age 17
    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

    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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    Story Highlight

    Letter from John Holmes, Uncle to Mary Ann Holmes, giving her instructions about coming to America

    This is a transcription of the original handwritten letter. The original letter has no punctuation, no periods or commas. The letter was transcribed preserving the original spellings but a few periods …

    Sources (44)

    • Henry Holmes in household of John Holmes, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
    • Henry Holmes in entry for Elizabeth Ann Berrett, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • Henry Holmes, "United States Census, 1870"

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