Christopher Hiram Holmes

Male21 February 1896–16 September 1972

Brief Life History of Christopher Hiram

When Christopher Hiram Holmes was born on 21 February 1896, in Heanor, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Christopher Holmes, was 28 and his mother, Alice Gillott, was 26. He married Doris Irene White on 11 August 1923, in Heanor, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. In 1911, at the age of 15, his occupation is listed as bobbin threader in Heanor, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom. He died on 16 September 1972, in Heanor, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 76.

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Christopher Hiram Holmes
Doris Irene White
Marriage: 11 August 1923
Eileen Holmes

Sources (4)

  • Christopher Holmes in household of Christopher Holmes, "England and Wales Census, 1911"
  • General Register Office Birth Index for Christopher Hiram Holmes
  • Christopher Hiram Holmes, "England and Wales Death Registration Index 1837-2007"

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  • Marriage
    11 August 1923Heanor, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom
  • Children (1)

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    Siblings (8)

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    World Events (7)

    1904 · The Entente Cordiale

    Age 8

    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 12

    London, United Kingdom hosts Summer Olympic Games.


    Age 22

    WWI ends in November with armistice. The number of UK war dead runs to several hundred thousand.

    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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