Samuel Lincoln Holmes

Brief Life History of Samuel Lincoln

When Samuel Lincoln Holmes was born on 2 November 1863, in Chebanse Township, Iroquois, Illinois, United States, his father, Joseph Holmes, was 37 and his mother, Abigail Van Buskirk, was 35. He married Elizabeth Mitchell on 16 December 1885, in Cherokee, Kansas, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Iola, Allen, Kansas, United States for about 10 years and Columbus, Columbus, Cherokee, Kansas, United States in 1940. He died on 14 April 1941, in Columbus, Cherokee, Kansas, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Columbus, Cherokee, Kansas, United States.

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Samuel Lincoln Holmes
Elizabeth Mitchell
Marriage: 16 December 1885
Leila Vera Holmes
Gertrude Holmes
Harold Mitchell Holmes

Sources (15)

  • Sam L Holmes, "United States Census, 1940"
  • S L Holmes, "Kansas County Marriages, 1855-1911"
  • Samuel Lincoln Holmes, "Find A Grave Index"

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Historical Boundaries: 1868: Cherokee, Kansas, United States

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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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