Lillian I. Holmes

Female26 December 1860–15 April 1880

Brief Life History of Lillian I.

When Lillian I. Holmes was born on 26 December 1860, in Groveland, Essex, Massachusetts, United States, her father, William W. Holmes, was 22 and her mother, Mary I. Jones, was 25. She lived in Massachusetts, United States in 1870 and Bradford, Penobscot, Massachusetts, United States in 1880. She died on 15 April 1880, in Bradford Burial Ground, Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 19, and was buried in Groveland, Essex, Massachusetts, United States.

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William W. Holmes
Mary I. Jones
Lillian Ardelle Holmes
Lillian I. Holmes

Sources (8)

  • Lillian I Holmes in household of William W Holmes, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Lillian J. Homes, "Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915"
  • Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988

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World Events (8)


Age 3

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

Age 3

The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.

1866 · The First Civil Rights Act

Age 6

The first federal law that defined what was citizenship and affirm that all citizens are equally protected by the law. Its main objective was to protect the civil rights of persons of African descent.

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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