William Fred Holmes

1886–1985 (Age 99)
Texas, United States

The Life of William Fred

William Fred Holmes was born in 1886, in Texas, United States. He lived in Justice Precinct 2, Rains, Texas, United States for about 10 years. He died in 1985, in Rains, Texas, United States, at the age of 99, and was buried in Emory, Rains, Texas, United States.

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William Fred Holmes
1886–1985
Louella Matthews
1886–1964

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World Events (8)

1886

Age 0

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1894 · Texas Files Lawsuit Against Standard Oil Company

Age 8

Under the direction of Governor Jim Hogg, Texas filed a lawsuit against John D. Rockefeller for violating state monopoly laws. Hogg argued that Standard Oil Company and Water-Piece Oil Company of Missouri were engaged in illegal practices like price fixing, rebates, and consolidation. Rockefeller was indicted, but never tried in a court of law; other employees of his company were convicted as guilty.
1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 26

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.

Name Meaning

1 English (chiefly central and northern England): variant of Holme .2 Scottish: probably a habitational name from Holmes near Dundonald, or from a place so called in the barony of Inchestuir.3 Scottish and Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Thomáis, Mac Thómais ( see McComb ). In part of western Ireland, Holmes is a variant of Cavish (from Gaelic Mac Thámhais, another patronymic from Thomas ).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • W Fred Holmes, "United States Census, 1940"
  • W F Holmes, "United States Census, 1920"
  • W F Holmes, "United States Census, 1930"

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