G.W Holmes

Male1920–1986

Brief Life History of G.W

G.W Holmes was born in 1920, in Plant City, Chambers, Alabama, United States. He died in 1986, at the age of 66.

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    1920

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    The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.

    1920

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    Women are given the right to vote under the Nineteenth Amendment.

    1920 · The Nineteenth Amendment

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    The Nineteenth Amendment prohibits the denial of a citizen to vote based on gender. This amendment was created because of the women's suffrage movement and because the Fourteenth Amendment was misinterpreted as saying that right to vote was only for men.

    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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