Sarah Holmes

about 1823–19 March 1871 (Age 48)
Ireland

The Life Summary of Sarah

Sarah Holmes was born about 1823, in Ireland. She married William Wilkin about 1848. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. She immigrated to New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, United States in 1851. She died on 19 March 1871, in San Francisco, California, United States, at the age of 48, and was buried in San Francisco, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Wilkin
1826–1868
Sarah Holmes
1823–1871
Marriage: about 1848
Isabelle Wilkie
1849–
Isabelle Wilkie
1852–1908
David Wilkie
1854–1936
Sarah Wilkie
1856–1895

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1848
  • Children

    (4)

    World Events (8)

    1825 · The Crimes Act
    Age 2
    The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
    1830 · The Second Great Awakening
    Age 7
    Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 13
    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

    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.

    Possible Related Names

    Holms
    Holme
    Homes

    Sources (5)

    • Sarah Wilkin, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Sarah Wilkey in household of Wm Wilkey, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Sarah Wilkie, "California, San Francisco Area Funeral Home Records, 1835-1979"

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