Florence Kathleen HOLMES

Female13 October 1900–April 1985

Brief Life History of Florence Kathleen

When Florence Kathleen HOLMES was born on 13 October 1900, in Chieveley, Berkshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, David Holmes, was 30 and her mother, Kate Lilian Heaver, was 25. She married Victor George Wesley Leach in 1928, in Newbury, Berkshire, England, United Kingdom. She died in April 1985, in Newbury, Berkshire, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 84.

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Victor George Wesley Leach
Florence Kathleen HOLMES
Marriage: 1928

Sources (5)

  • Florence Kathleen Holmes in household of David Holmes, "England and Wales Census, 1911"
  • Holmes, "England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005"
  • Florence K Leach in household of Victor G W Leach, "England and Wales National Register, 1939"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1928Newbury, Berkshire, England, United Kingdom
  • Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (2)

    World Events (8)

    1904 · The Entente Cordiale

    Age 4

    The Entente Cordiale was signed between Britain and France on April 8, 1904, to reconcile imperial interests and pave the way for future diplomatic cooperation. This ended hundreds of years of conflict between the two states.


    Age 8

    London, United Kingdom hosts Summer Olympic Games.


    Age 24

    First UK government led by the Labor party under Prime Minister Ramsay MacDonald.

    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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