Edward Brunswick Holmes

27 September 1881–10 March 1966 (Age 84)
Fairmont, Marion, West Virginia, United States

The Life Summary of Edward Brunswick

When Edward Brunswick Holmes was born on 27 September 1881, in Fairmont, Marion, West Virginia, United States, his father, Joseph Marion Holmes, was 25 and his mother, Joanna M Prickett, was 22. He married Mary Caldwell Marple on 6 June 1906, in Washington-on-the-Brazos, Washington, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Winfield, Marion, West Virginia, United States in 1900 and Union District, Marion, West Virginia, United States in 1940. He died on 10 March 1966, in Fairmont, Marion, West Virginia, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Maple Grove Cemetery, Fairmont, Marion, West Virginia, United States.

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Family Time Line

Edward Brunswick Holmes
Mary Caldwell Marple
Marriage: 6 June 1906
Hellen Holmes
Laura Sands Holmes
Edward Brunswick Holmes Jr

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    6 June 1906Washington-on-the-Brazos, Washington, Texas, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act
    Age 1
    A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.
    Age 5
    Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
    Age 23
    St. Louis, Missouri, United States hosts Summer Olympic Games.

    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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    Sources (16)

    • Edward B Holmes in household of Joseph M Holmes, "United States Census, 1900"
    • Edward B Holmes in entry for Edward Brunswick Holmes and Evelyn Hall, "Virginia, Marriage Certificates, 1936-1988"
    • Edward Brunswick Holmes, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"

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