Nora B. Holmes


Brief Life History of Nora B.

When Nora B. Holmes was born in 1878, her father, William Holmes, was 40 and her mother, Mary Angeline Turner, was 30. She lived in Mount Pulaski, Logan, Illinois, United States in 1880. She died in 1889, at the age of 11, and was buried in Steenbergen Cemetery, Mount Pulaski, Logan, Illinois, United States.

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William Holmes
Mary Angeline Turner
Charles Stafford Holmes
John Riley Holmes
William Edward Holmes
Robert Lee Holmes
Andrew Holmes
Martha Emmaline Holmes
Nancy Luvina Holmes
Nora B. Holmes
Ella M. Holmes
Mable Florence Holmes
Cora A. Holmes

Sources (2)

  • Nora Holmes in household of William Holmes, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Nora B. Holmes - Church record: birth-name: Nora B. Holmes

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World Events (4)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 3

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 4

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.

1885 · The First Skyscraper

Age 7

The Home Insurance Building is considered to be the first skyscraper in the world. It was supported both inside and outside by steel and metal that were deemed fireproof and also it was reinforced with concrete. It originally had ten stories but in 1891 two more were added.

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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