Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Contae Dhun na nGall



Located in the northwest of Ireland, Donegal is one of three counties in the province of Ulster that did not become part of Northern Ireland. The name means "the fort of the foreigners" [a reference to the Vikings] and was named after the former administrative center of Donegal Town. When first created, it was sometimes referred to as "Tir Chonaill" after the Tyrconnel earldom it succeeded.

Donegal shares a border with only one county in the Republic of Ireland, the north Connacht province county of Leitrim. The rest of its border is shared with the counties of Londonderry, Tyrone and Fermanaugh. This isolation has led to Donegal people and their customs being considered distinct from the rest of the country and has been used to market the county with the slogan "Up Here It's Different". Lifford is the county seat, but the largest town in Donegal is Letterkenny.

Rich in history and one of the country's most beautiful regions, Donegal is renowned for scholastic works and has a wealth of monuments, historical ruins, forts and castles which bear witness to the ecclesiastical, cultural and often turbulent history of Donegal over the centuries. The most attractive features are the inland mountain ranges, spectacular sea cliffs, glens and lakes. The long and rugged coastline is carved into intricate patterns by the wild Atlantic Sea and indented by long bays and loughs such as the fjordlike Lough Swilly on which Ramelton is built.

The language spoken in Donegal is distinctive and shares traits with Scottish Gaelic. In the Irish speaking area [Donegal Gaeltacht] it is of the West Ulster dialect while Inishowen [which became English-speaking in the early 20th century] used the East Ulster dialect. Scots is still spoken to a degree in the Laggan district of east Donegal. Donegal Irish has a strong influence on Irish speakers across Ulster, who find themselves speaking a dialect noticeably different from the Irish most commonly spoken and understood in Dublin and elsewhere throughout Ireland. Donegal is truly a linguistic pot pourri.

Killygordon is located in the parish of Donaghmore, barony of Raphoe, Co. Donegal, Ulster. It's on the road from Stranorlar to Strabane, 3 miles east of Stranorlar and stands in the vale of the Finn.

On March 20, 1622 partly as a result of complaints from Ireland and partly as a consequence of the English government's determination to make of Ireland an efficient administrative unit, at once solvent and secure, a comprehensive Commission was issued for the investigation of the state of the country. One of the most important tasks of this Commission was to examine the charters and covenants of the undertakers in the plantation and to see how well they had been performed "either in matter of profit or safety". They were also to ascertain "the quantity of ground in payment of the rents" reserved to the King; the buildings undertaken; the leasing of lands; and the deliberate breach of covenants. Finally they were to propose suitable action to remedy defects and abuses; on all these matters the Commissioners were to deliver certificates into the English Chancery.

Herein we find a description of a 1,000 acre plantation in "Killangerdon" inhabited by Captain Ralph Mansfield and his family:

"Captain Ralph Mansfeld hath built a house near the river of Finn, of lime, clay and stone, 60 ft. in length, and 20 ft. wide with some returns, 2 stories high, slated, some of the partitions and floors not finished, with a bawn adjoining to the forefront of the house, 120 ft. square and 9 ft. high, with 4 flankers, 15 ft. square apiece, with birch timber and thatched, wherein Captain Mansfield's son's wife and family dwell.

Near thereunto he hath erected a village consisting of 10 cottages thatched, inhabited with British, and about half a mile from the river, he hath erected another village cinsisting of 8 cottages which are decayed, and two of them without any tenants in them: Freeholders - 2; Leaseholders for lives - 1; Leaseholders for years - 5; British men present - 18, whereof armed - 11."


Go to http://www.finnvalley.ie/history/donoughmore/index.html to read a memoir written by Lieutenant I.I. Wilkinson, Lieutenant Royal Engineers. Received 18th April 1836. it provides a wonderful, in-depth report on the Parish of Donoughmore, Co. Donegal.

Donegal today is one of the least populated counties in Ireland with only 130,000 inhabitants. The road signs are often written in Gaelic which, according to our cousin Scott Holmes after a visit there, "makes navigation a bit more interesting, as if it's not already a challenge to drive on the left side of the road with the steering wheel on the right side of the car, especially in a turnabout with traffic flowing counter-clockwise!" Cattle and sheep farming, together with fishing and textile industries, are the main means of making a living and have been for at least 200 years.

Over the past four centuries, hundreds of people have left Donegal to make a life for themselves in the new worlds of North America and Australasia. Those emigrants included both Ulster Scots and people of Gaelic stock. Among them our ancestors, Robert and Delilah Holmes.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

A Connecticut Invitation


The Hartford Carpet Company
by Curtis L. Holmes

A significant waterfall is formed where the Farmington River cuts through a gorge in the mountains and makes its turn east to join the Connecticut River at the town of Windsor, Connecticut. In early years this location was simply called "the falls" and later called Griswald Village. By the 1830s this land came to be called by its present name, Tariffville.

At this site was the energy potential to power a large manufacturing facility. One of the early groups to recognize the importance of this waterpower was the carpet weavers. In the 1820s the New England Carpet Company erected a factory at the falls and began production of carpets. Shortly after, the Tariffville Manufacturing Company took over its operation and expanded its production by adding several more buildings along the river. A 1,000-foot canal was constructed which conducted water to the mills. This provided the power to drive the machinery. By this time the mill was called the Hartford Carpet Company and it retained this name for many years. At first only carpets were produced. Later, with additional facilities, coarse woolen clothing was woven.

The Hartford Carpet Company [pictured here circa 1910] became one of the largest in the country, employing over 300 workers. It turned out over 300,000 yards of fine, super fine, three-ply and Venetian carpeting. Hearthrugs and Brussel carpets were later added to the product line. Another 150 workers produced 600,000 yards of tweed and jeans. At this time the mills were at their peak production.

The town of Tariffville had about 1,000 inhabitants. The whole Simsbury, Connecticut area had a total population of only 2,221. The skilled work force necessary to support this operation was not readily available in this area. Immigrants from many countries were invited to come to Connecticut to work in the mills. Many of these people came from Ireland.

Of special importance to us were the families of Robert and Delilah Holmes who came from the parish of Killygordon in the county of Donegal and Thomas McIlroy who came from Ballymoney in the county of Antrim. Both families immigrated to America in the early 1830s.

James McIlroy, the first of the family to arrive in Tariffville, changed the name McIlroy to McRoy. Legend says that there were two James McIlroys in the Simsbury area and straws were drawn to see who kept his original name. Apparently our family lost. I do not know how many family members originally worked in the mills, but apparently the only two to remain in the carpet business for an extended period of time were Robert Holmes Sr. and his son James. Robert worked as a carpetman his entire life in Connecticut. At the age of 77 he still called himself a carpetman. James Holmes worked in this trade until the late 1850s when he purchased a small farm in East Granby, Connecticut. He remained a farmer the rest of his life.

There have been several stories handed down concerning these mills. One such story relates to how Tariffville got its name. Apparently the woolen carpet mills were constantly pressuring Congress to impose import duties on woolen goods to protect the domestic markets. This became such a nuisance to Congress that these men were called "the men from Tariffville".

As the prosperity of the mills grew and the number of employees increased, many markets for other products also flourished. One such market was for farm produce. Farmers would fill their wagons with potatoes, corn and other vegetables and fruit and drive to the carpet mills where they would sell them to workers on their way home from the factory.

Unfortunately times change and Tariffville's prosperous identity with carpet production came to an end with a disastrous fire on June 10, 1867. Many of the factory buildings were destroyed along with a portion of the town. [Read more about the fire at http://www3.gendisasters.com/connecticut/86/tariffville,-ct-carpet-fire,-jun-1867.] The Hartford Carpet Company promptly sold its Tariffville property to the Connecticut Screw Company which erected buildings and brought in new machinery. However, this company failed before it could recover the large expenditure of money it spent equipping the plant.

In 1881 the property was purchased by the Auer Silk Company with a capital investment of $200,000. The company planned to manufacture dress goods, tapestries, upholstery products, curtains, etc. The name was then changed to the Hartford Silk Company. The dam across the Farmington River was rebuilt, new buildings erected and a sizable amount of modern machinery purchased. Hundreds of employees were hired to work in the plant. Just when the company achieved a prosperous position and the future looked promising, the superintendent of the company absconded with the company's funds and fled to Canada. Later another company tried to mke silk thread but it also failed.

The town of Tariffville went the way of the mills and dwindled in size until the town of Simsbury exceeded it in population. Members of the Holmes and McRoy families became farmers. Some left the area and made their homes as far away as Almont, Michigan.

[Curtis is descended from Robert & Delilah Holmes through James Holmes & Mary McRoy>Robert James Holmes & Martha Camp>George Hiram Holmes & Amy May Colvin>and Frederick Colvin Holmes & Katherine Lane Spinney.]

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Robert & Delilah Holmes


The General Assembly opened the northwestern parts of Connecticut to settlement in the 1720s when it arranged to sell public lands. Soon, immigrants were attracted to the area to work as weavers at the carpet companies.

In those days, Tariffville was also known as Gaylordsville after an early mill owner. The use of protective tariffs to support the cost of American goods over imported European encouraged the production of a two-ply ingrain carpet, which competed with foreign mills and was more affordable. The waterpower provided by the Farmington River made the location ideal for post-Federalist industry and encouraged the establishment of other textile factories.

The influx of Scottish weavers and then Irish mill workers made Tariffville a bustling community with hotels, taverns, stores and churches and multiple rail lines. One of the earliest cemeteries abuts St. Bernard's Cemetery. Some state records refer to it as the Old Tariffville Cemetery and others call it the Non-Sectarian Cemetery. [See Old Tariffville Cemetery Posting.]

David, James and Robert Jr., the sons of Robert and Delilah Holmes, were the first of our ancestors to settle in this area of Connecticut. On their 1840 petitions for naturalization, David, James and Robert, Jr. claimed to have immigrated to America in 1832. Their parents followed with sisters Jane and Eliza on 6 May 1835, arriving at Castle Garden, NY aboard the packet ship Saint Andrew and were headed toward Hartford, CT [perhaps to William].

Sometime between their arrival and the 1840 US Census, Robert and Delilah took up residence in Tariffville (Simsbury) where Robert went to work at one of the mills as a carpet weaver. A document dated August 1849 gives us an indication of where their residence was located:

"... convey to our son Robert Holmes Jr., for the sum of $150.00, rights and title to a certain dwelling house in which we now live and the buildings contiguous and belonging thereto and the enclosure of land on which said dwelling house and buildings stand, situated in the village of Tariffville in said Simsbury in the rear of the row of the red buildings in said village reserving for ourselves the occupation and use of described premises so long as we both or either of us shall live." He signed with a "T" and she with an "X".

Robert "Robin" Holmes, described by his descendants as a "handsome old gentleman" who was "very powerful", was born in Ireland 1767 and died June 1856 in Simsbury, CT. ["Robin" is a pet form of Robert.]

Delilah Holmes was born April 1782 in Ireland. Remembered as being "small in stature," it is said she loved to read and quote poetry to her grandchildren. She died 22 March 1867 in the home of son James at 83 Spoonville Rd., East Granby, CT [pictured here].
 
All seven children of Robert and Delilah were born in Ireland, probably Killygordon, between 1809 and 1826. Pictured below at the first Holmes Family Reunion at Congamond Lake in 1891 is [Front] Elizabeth Holmes-Pomeroy, [Seated] Jane & William Holmes and [Back] Mary & James Holmes and Jane Holmes-Burnett. Unless otherwise indicated, the following events took place in the state of Connecticut:

WILLIAM FRANCIS HOLMES was born 12 Nov 1809 and died 28 Aug 1892 in Suffield. He married Mary E. McCleary 27 Jan 1830 in Urney Parish, Co. Tyrone, Ireland. Mary was born there about 1808 and died 23 Jun 1845 in Suffield.

William remarried to Jane H. Austin, the daughter of Thomas Austin and Parmelia Loomis, on 5 Mar 1846 in Suffield. Jane was born 28 Dec 1813 in Suffield and died 28 Jan 1900 in Springfield, MA.

The 1860 census shows William running a boarding house in Tariffville (referred to as the "Alms House" in his obituary). Almshouses were provided for town poor in 90 CT towns and some were in operation as late as 1906. Paupers maintained by the state were cared for in a private almshouse at Tariffville, which was commonly known as the "state almshouse."

Children of William and Mary: Mary Jane, Rebecca S., Robert H., Sara T., Elizabeth M. and John C. Holmes.
Children of William and Jane: William Francis Jr., Louise Maria and Olivia Josephine Holmes.

DAVID HOLMES was born about 1809 and died about 1858 in Simsbury. He married Melinda Phelps, the daughter of Warren Phelps and Rachel Wright, 8 Feb 1835 in Simsbury. Melinda was born in Simsbury 14 Aug 1815 and died there 14 Aug 1840. Their marriage record reads: "David 2nd marr. Melinda Phelps, both of Simsbury, 8 February 1835, at the house of David Holmes, by Rev. Harvey Ball of Suffield." David remarried to Hester Brown on 22 May 1842 in Simsbury. Hester was born about 1801 in Ireland and died in Simsbury 31 Mar 1895.

After David's death, Gamaliel Austin, the son-in-law of David's brother William, was appointed as guardian to Nancy J. Holmes.

Children of David and Melinda: Delilah M. and Nancy Jane Holmes
Child of David and Hester: David Holmes

JAMES HOLMES [pictured here] was born 12 Jul 1814 and died 4 Oct 1896 in East Granby. He married Mary McRoy, daughter of Thomas McRoy and Isabell McFadden, 24 Jul 1837 in East Granby. Mary was born 12 Jul 1820 in Ballymoney, Ireland and died 3 Nov 1903 in E. Granby.

From East Granby, the evolution of a Connecticut Town: "Some who remained in Turkey Hills did acquire property either through inheritance or purchase. Irishman James Holmes purchased the house at 83 Spoonville Road where his mother died in 1867."

Their children: James Alexander, Isabella Emaline, Robert James, Margaret Elizabeth Holmes, Jane Louise Holmes, Thomas Henry Holmes, Samuel David, James Albert, Mary Ella and Alice Burnett Holmes.

ROBERT HOLMES JR. was born 4 Apr 1815 and died 13 Feb 1858 in East Granby. He married Eliza Ann Barrett [pictured here], daughter of Henry Barrett and Sophia Fenton, 28 Mar 1839 in Simsbury. Eliza was born 14 Nov 1815 in CT and died in Andover 15 Apr 1891.

Robert worked as a tavern keeper, possibly for someone else. The tavern may have been on the main road, probably Rt. 189 ... there were several inns and taverns (and later a hotel) on that road. It was the path for cattle drovers near the Farmington Canal and later the railroad.

Their children: David H., Ellen Eliza, Charles Robert and Cyrus E. Holmes.

REBECCA S. HOLMES was born about 1819 and died 16 Mar 1853 in Suffield. She married William H. Remington 18 Jun 1843 in Simsbury. William was born 29 May 1809 in Suffield and died there 3 Aug 1881. Upon Rebecca's death, her sister Jane took in and raised young Rebecca.

Their children: William H. Jr. and Rebecca Jane Remington.

JANE HOLMES [pictured here] was born about 1823 and died 16 Jul 1897 in Suffield. She married Appleton Burnett 25 Jan 1846 in Simsbury. Appleton was born in MA about 1818 and died in Suffield 23 Jul 1888.

ELIZABETH "ELIZA" M. HOLMES was born 18 Mar 1826 and died 10 May 1902 in Suffield. She married Oliver Pomeroy II, son of Phineas Pomeroy and Susan Clark, 19 Nov. 1845 in Simsbury. Oliver was born 1818 in Suffield and died there 1879.

Their children: Charles G., Jane E., Luther Oliver, Eloise D. and Susan Eloise Pomeroy.

Ellen Eliza Holmes & Eugene Alderman

EUGENE CLYDON ALDERMAN, son of Clydon Alderman and Mary Ann Hatch, was born 18 Mar 1840 and died at his home in Holyoke, MA on 3 Jun 1915 ... his death resulting from a fall from an apple tree he was trimming.

He was a carpenter, and when the Civil War broke out was employed at his trade in California. He returned home to enlist in his native state, entering the Union Army in September 1862, and was in several battles as a private in the 25th Regiment Connecticut Volunteer Infantry. (His regiment was under fire at one period for 44 consecutive days.) He was wounded in the head and discharged as sergeant. Thereafter, he was employed as a carpenter by the Holyoke Water Company for 31 years.

Eugene married ELLEN ELIZA HOLMES, daughter of Robert Holmes and Eliza Barrett, on 22 Jan 1860. Ellen was born 15 Jan 1842 in Granby, CT and died 29 Apr 1924 in Holyoke, MA.
Robert Holmes was born in County Donegal, Ireland in 1820 and died in East Granby, CT on 13 Feb 1858 at the age of 38. He came to America with his parents in 1838 and settled in Tariffville, CT where they found employment in the carpet mills as weavers. Later, he engaged in the hotel business and at one time ran the United States Hotel in Springfield. He was married to Eliza Ann Barrett, daughter of Henry and Sophia Fenton. Eliza was born Nov 1815 in Connecticut and died at Andover, CT 15 Apr 1891.
The married life of Eugene and Ellen Eliza extended over a period of 55 years, during which they became the parents of 8 children. Eugene retired in 1910 and the following five years were passed in happy content with his five sons, three daughters and his grandchildren (of whom he had 19) and was proud of the fact that he had two great-grandchildren.

Like others of his name, Eugene was an Episcopalian and, in politics, a Republican. Fraternally, he was associated with the Masons and took great pride in the Grand Army of the Republic. All of his sons were Masons; his wife, daughters and daughters-in-law were all members of Eastern Star.

Friday, March 6, 2009

Grandchildren of Robert & Delilah Holmes


Unless otherwise indicated, all of the following events took place in the state of Connecticut.

by William Holmes & Mary McCreary
  • MARY JANE HOLMES was born 5 Dec 1830 in Ireland and died 10 Dec 1866 in Suffield. She married George L. Reid, son of Samuel Reid Jr. and Eudocia Taintor, Feb 1850 in WHERE. He was born Dec 1823 in CT and died Dec 1861 in Suffield. Children: Mary E. and William H. Reid.
  • REBECCA S. HOLMES was born 27 Nov 1832 in Ireland and died 15 Jun 1915 in Suffield. She married Gamaliel S. Austin, son of Alfred Austin and Mary DeLacy Smith, 24 Oct 1850 in Suffield. He was born 15 Jul 1827 in Suffield and died there 16 May 1902. Gamaliel was appointed as guardian to Nancy J. Holmes (daughter of David & Melinda) in 1858. Children: Mary Isabella, Charles Francis, William Dwight, Gamaliel Edward, Elizabeth M., Robert Holmes, Frank A., Elizabeth Ann, Sibbia "Libbie" M. and Jane "Jennie" Rebecca Holmes.
  • ROBERT H. HOLMES was born 6 Jan 1835 in Suffield and died there 18 Jun 1856.
  • SARAH T. HOLMES was born 8 Sep 1838 in Suffield and died [a child] there 22 Oct 1838.
  • ELIZABETH M. HOLMES was born 22 Mar 1841 in Suffield and died WHEN in WHERE.
  • JOHN C. HOLMES was born 16 Nov 1842 in Suffield and died there 26 May 1872.
by William Holmes & Jane H. Austin
  • WILLIAM FRANCIS HOLMES JR. was born 8 Jan 1847 in Suffield and died in WHERE after the 1930 census, when he was living with his daughter Bertha. He married Alice Marion Loomis, daughter of Henry King Loomis and Hannah Grant, 20 Sep 1871 in Westfield, MA. She was born 25 Jan 1851 in MA and died in Westfield, MA before the 1930 census was taken. Children: Hattie Loomis, Bertha Josephine and Alice Mae Holmes.
  • LOUISE MARIA HOLMES was born 22 Mar 1848 in Suffield and died 27 Feb 1935 in Wilmington, VT. She married James Louden Hanchett, son of John Creighton Hanchett and Emma Barlow, 5 Apr 1883 in Suffield. He was born 15 Jan 1848 in Syracuse, NY and died 9 Aug 1923 in Springfield, MA. Children: James Louden, Juliet Emma, James Louden (2), Jenny Louise and Juliet Emma (2) Hanchett.
  • OLIVIA JOSEPHINE HOLMES was born 27 Jun 1851 in Suffield and died 28 Dec 1940 in Evanston, IL. She is shown on the 1870 census as living with her parents. She married John Jay Hanchett, son of John Creighton Hanchett and Emma Barlow, 27 May 1874 in Suffield. He was born 12 Jul 1851 in Syracuse, NY and died 8 Aug 1897 in Post Lake, WI. Children: John Creighton, Louisa Holmes, Leila Alice, William Francis and Harold Granger Hanchett.
by David Holmes & Melinda Phelps
  • DELILAH M. HOLMES was born 1837 in Tariffville and died 2 Jul 1869 in Windsor. She married John Burns II, son of John Burns and Mary A. WHO, 11 Sep 1856 in Bloomfield. He was born 1829 in MD and died 29 Sep 1895 in Windsor. Children: Mary "Minnie", Willie, Laura and John George Burns.
  • NANCY JANE HOLMES was born 1840 in Suffield and died 13 Mar 1868 in Windsor. She married Joseph J. Jones, son of WHO and WHO, 10 Oct 1859 in Hartford. He was born abt. 1835 in Windsor and died 2 Sep 1864 in Andersonville, GA. During the Civil War, Joseph enlisted in Company B Infantry Regiment CT 7 Aug 1862 and was wounded at Antietam, MD 17 Sep 1862. On 20 Apr 1864 he became a POW at Plymouth, NC and removed to Andersonville, GA where he died of disease. He is buried at Andersonville National Cemetery, GA (Grave #7570). Child: Carrie M. Jones.
by David Holmes & Hester Brown
  • DAVID HOLMES was born Mar 1847 in Simsbury and died [a child] there Sep 1847.
by James Holmes & Mary McRoy
  • JAMES ALEXANDER HOLMES was born 28 Apr 1838 in E. Granby and died [a child] there 22 Aug 1839.
  • ISABELLE EMILINE HOLMES was born 4 Jul 1839 in E. Granby and died 17 Apr 1907 in MI. She married Edgar C. Wheeler, son of Joel P. Wheeler and Julian A. Keeney, 5 May 1867 in E. Granby. He was born Oct 1839 in Manchester and died in MI after the 1920 census was taken. Children: Edgar Holmes, Harry A. and May Wheeler.
  • ROBERT JAMES HOLMES was born 16 Feb 1841 in E. Granby and died 23 Mar 1923 in Avon. He married (1) Martha Camp, daughter of Samuel Camp and Jane Tomlinson, 10 Nov 1868 in Plainville. She was born 7 Aug 1847 in Plainville and died 26 Mar 1879 in Plainville. He married (2) Catherine J. Burt-Herrick (widow of J.J. Herrick), 24 Dec 1880 in Plainville. She was born 10 Sep 1839 in Scriba, NY and died 2 Jan 1910 in Avon. During the Civil War, Robert enlisted as a musician in Company B, 16th Infantry Regiment CT 14 Aug 1862. He was captured at Plymouth late Apr 1864 and held prisoner at Andersonville, GA May-Sep.; a prisoner at Charleston, SC Sep-Dec and then Florence, SC; paroled 16 Dec 1864; and discharged 7 Jul 1865. Children of Robert and Martha: Samuel Camp, Alice Darrow, Robert "Bert" James, George Hiram and Martha Camp Holmes.
  • MARGARET ELIZABETH HOLMES was born 20 Sep 1842 in Tariffville and died 14 May 1906 in IL. She married James H. McNeal, son of WHO and WHO, 30 Nov 1871 in Chicago, IL. He was born abt. Sep 1845 in CT and died Jan 1913 in IL. Children: Charles Samuel, Edgar Holmes and Isabelle M. McNeal.
  • JANE "JENNIE" LOUISE HOLMES was born 7 Apr 1844 in Tariffville and died 21 May 1932 in Suffield. She married Charles M. Owen, son of WHO and WHO, 2 May 1865 in E. Granby. He was born abt. 1828 in Suffield and died there 9 Jun 1898. Child: Mary E. Owen.
  • THOMAS HENRY HOLMES was born 27 Dec 1845 in E. Granby and died 11 Jul 1907 in Middletown. He married Louisa A. Shaw, daughter of William Shaw and Louisa WHO, abt. 1882 in WHERE. She was born abt. Apr 1850 in Ireland and died WHEN in Middletown. Children: Annie "Bessie" M. and William S. Holmes.
  • SAMUEL DAVID HOLMES was born 27 Apr 1847 in Tariffville and died [a child] 3 Sep 1847 in E. Granby.
  • JAMES ALBERT HOLMES was born 9 Apr 1852 in Tariffville and died abt. 1933 in Longmeadow, MA. He married Minnie Louise Potter, daughter of Joseph M. Potter and Ann M. WHO, 1884 in WHERE. She was born abt. 1855 in CT and died 1937 in Longmeadow. Children: Harold Clifford and Maybelle Holmes.
  • MARY ELLA HOLMES was born 14 Mar 1854 in Tariffville and died 1921 in E. Granby. She married Charles W. Bates, son of William H. Bates and  Mary H. WHO, 15 Jan 1879 in E. Granby. He was born Oct 1852 in E. Granby and died 1922 in WHERE. Children: Waldo Holmes and William Edward Bates.
  • ALICE BURNETT HOLMES was born 27 Jan 1861 in E. Granby and died [a child] there 5 Aug 1863.
by Robert Holmes, Jr. & Eliza Ann Barrett
  • DAVID H. HOLMES was born 1840 in Simsbury and died there 10 Aug 1875. He married Sarah P. Burns, daughter of WHO and WHO, 27 Apr 1866 in Simsbury. She was born abt. 1848 in Thompsonville and died WHEN in WHERE. During the Civil War, he enlisted as a private in Company E, 10th Infantry Regiment CT 14 Oct 1861. He was wounded at Kinston, NC 14 Dec 1862; promoted to full Sergeant 7 Feb 1864; reinlisted in Company E 7 Feb 1864; promoted to full Sergeant 1st Class 1 Nov 1864; promoted to full Lieutenant 2nd Class 27 Jan 1865; and resigned Company E 30 May 1865. Sarah filed for his war pension 11 Sep 1886. Children: Ida Louise and David Holmes.
  • ELLEN ELIZA HOLMES was born 15 Jan 1842 in Granby and died 29 Apr 1924 in Holyoke, MA. She married Eugene Clydon Alderman, son of Clydon Alderman and Mary Ann Hatch, 22 Jan 1860 in Simsbury. He was born 18 Mar 1840 in E. Granby and died 3 Jun 1915 in Holyoke. Upon the death of Eugene, Judge Edward Holcomb Stiles wrote the following to Ellen's son George: "I have spoken of your father as the first of my youthful playmates. Your mother may be reckoned among the female ones. I am probably the only one living who knew well her father and mother. I recollect them as plainly as though they were before me, and also her brother David. Her father, Robert Holmes was an excellent and honorable man, as was her mother as a woman. He died in his prime while I was yet a boy. 'Little Ellen Holmes', how plainly I remember that dainty little girl as a child. Give her my love and ineffaceable remembrance." Children: George Perkins Bissell, Charles Eugene, Oliver Clydon, Henry L. Holcomb, Ellen Isabella, Carrie Lull, Eugene Robert and Mae "Mary" Eliza Alderman.
  • CHARLES ROBERT HOLMES was born 18 Dec 1846 in Granby and died 29 Apr 1928 in Springfield, MA. He married (1) Alice E. Lemley, daughter of Truman Lemley and Polly Mary Suriner, 20 Nov 1875 in Simsbury. She was born 29 Sep 1855 in WHERE and died aft. 1930 in WHERE. After their divorce, he married (2) Charlotte "Lottie" E. Minott 25 Dec 1882. She was born 22 Apr 1858 in Davenport, IA and died WHEN in WHERE. Child (1): Jennie A. Holmes. Children (2): Sadie Belle, Charles Alexander and William R. Holmes.
  • CYRUS E. HOLMES was born 15 Sep 1849 in Granby and died [a child] there 17 Sep 1849.
by Rebecca S. Holmes & William Henry Remington
  • WILLIAM HENRY REMINGTON JR. was born Nov 1849 in Suffield and died [a child] there 28 May 1852.
  • REBECCA JANE REMINGTON* was born Feb 1853 in Suffield and died there 18 Sep 1921. She married Horace D. Austin, son of Benjamin Austin and Mary Hale, abt. 1873 in Suffield. He was born 23 May 1859 in Suffield and died there 23 May 1936. Upon the death of her mother, Rebecca was raised by her Aunt Jane Burnett. Horace remarried to his first cousin, Sarah A. WHO in 1854. Children: W. Burnett and Isadora A. Austin.
by Jane Holmes & Appleton Burnett
  • No children of their own. But after the death of Jane's sister Rebecca Remington, they took in and raised her daughter Rebecca*.
by Elizabeth "Eliza" M. Holmes & Oliver Pomeroy II
  • CHARLES G. POMEROY was born 13 Feb 1847 in Suffield and died there in Dec 1866.
  • JANE "JENNIE" E. POMEROY was born 5 Aug 1853 in Suffield and died at childbirth.
  • LUTHER O. POMEROY was born May 1857 in Suffield and died there in 1928. He married Ida May Gardner, daughter of Josiah A. Gardner and Lucinda M. WHO, abt. 1883 in WHERE. She was born Aug 1886 in Suffield and died there in 1933.
  • ELOISE D. POMEROY was born 22 Nov 1859 in Suffield and died [a child] there in 1864.
  • SUSAN ELOISE POMEROY was born 17 Nov 1863 in Suffield and died after the 1900 census for Derby, CT. She married John L. Ingraham, son of WHO and WHO, 28 Jun 1893 in WHERE. He was born May 1864 in CT and died WHEN in WHERE. (They had one son born 11 Nov 1897 who died 1897.)

Their Golden Anniversary


MR. AND MRS. EUGENE ALDERMAN MARRIED 50 YEARS AGO.

Highly Respected Holyoke Couple Will Keep Open House Tomorrow and Greet Neighbors and Relatives -- Came Here in 1879.

Mr. and Mrs. Eugene C. Alderman of 50 Pearl Street will tomorrow celebrate the 50th anniversary of their wedding at their home. The affair will be altogether informal. No invitations have been issued, except that extended a week ago, when Mr. and Mrs. Alderman invited friends and neighbors to call during the afternoon or evening. The day will be spent by the couple at their home, surrounded by their children, grandchildren, relatives and friends.

Mr. and Mrs. Alderman came to Holyoke in 1879 and have since made their home here. Eight children were born to them and all were reared in Holyoke and today hold responsible positions. No family is respected more in Holyoke than the Aldermans and tomorrow promises to be a busy day at the family home on Pearl Street. Like Holyoke the family has grown each year, the happy couple having eight children and 13 grandchildren now.

For a couple that depended for sustenance on the wages of the one, no Holyoke couple has a prouder or more creditable record in Holyoke today, and their thrift, integrity and frugality may well serve others as a guiding star. Born of sturdy New England parents they were brought up in a Connecticut town to respect the laws and their years of married life have been a pleasure. Thirty-one of the fifty years have been spent in Holyoke.

Mr. & Mrs. Alderman were married in Simsbury, Conn. January 22, 1860, by Rev. Joseph Vinton, pastor of the Congregational church. Mrs. Alderman was formerly Miss Ellen E. Holmes and was born in Thompsonville, Conn., January 15, 1842. When a few years of age her parents removed to East Granby, Conn., and in that village she was brought up with Mr. Alderman. The latter was born in East Granby on March 18, 1840, and grew up there.

Both attended the public schools of East Granby and when a mere boy Mr. Alderman learned the trade of carpenter. He was 20 and his wife 18 when they went to Simsbury, Conn., a nearby town, and were married. Returning to East Granby they lived there until 1879 when they removed to this city. In the Connecticut town Mr. Alderman followed his trade as carpenter.

He obtained employment in this city at his trade and in 1884 began work in this capacity for the Holyoke Water Power Company. A faithful and skilled workman he rounded out 25 years of service with that company two months ago when he retired. The power company officials speak highly of Mr. Alderman as a man and employee. His services were highly appreciated and it is only because of his advanced age and solicitation of his children that Mr. Alderman left the company's employ.

Mr. Alderman had been married only two years and was but 22 years old when he answered the call of President Lincoln to save the union, and he enlisted with the 25th regiment of Connecticut volunteers. The regiment was rushed to the front and assigned to the army of the west, engaged in opening the Mississippi from Cairo to the Gulf. The regiment received its baptism of fire in the battle at Irish Bend, one of the first of the nearly daily battles and skirmishes that ended in the downfall of Port Hudson and Vicksburg. The 25th Connecticut was in General Bank's army and was under fire for 44 days in the course of the siege. After that campaign, which broke the backbone of the resistance to the Union forces in the west, Mr. Alderman's regiment was assigned to cleaning up the territory around there, and he figured in several more battles before he was mustered out with full honors after a year and a half of service. Mr. Alderman was wounded once, a bullet striking him in the forehead. He is an enthusiastic member of Kilpatrick post, and every year attended the reunion of his old regiment in Connecticut.

The musket was hung on the wall and Mr. Alderman returned to the bench and the hammer and did his full share to cultivate the arts of peace. Mr. Alderman was an inspiration to him, and together they raised one of the most remarkable families in the valley. There are eight of them in all and each one of them has achieved more than ordinary success in the walk of life they have chose. There are five boys and three girls, all grown to mature years now, and several of them heads of families themselves.

This week the whole family group sat for a photograph at the same time that the pictures accompanying this article were taken and it really is to be framed and presented to Mr. Roosevelt as the exponent of large families when he returns from Africa.

Here are the eight children: George P. B. of the firm of George P. B. Alderman & Co., architects; Charles E., superintendent of the Hampden Glazed Card and Paper Company; Oliver C., in the hardware business in Springfield; Henry H., architect, in company with George P. B. Alderman; Eugene R., assistant superintendent at the Farr Alpaca Company; Miss Ellen I., teacher in the Highlands grammar school; Miss Carrie L., teacher in the Elm Street school; and Miss May E., teacher in the kindergarten department at the Kirtland school.

Mr. and Mrs. Alderman have been for many years members of the Trinity Episcopal church of Tarryville, Conn. Mr. Alderman is a member of Mt. Tom lodge, F. of M. The home life of the couple has been blessed with good fortune, and Father Time has not pressed very heavily on the shoulders of either.

Good neighbors, generous, law abiding residents, Mr. and Mrs. Alderman will observe their golden wedding anniversary in the way they lived. Their door was always open to friends and neighbors and tomorrow all are invited to call and make merry with the old couple, their children and grandchildren. There are many relatives and friends from out of town in for the happy event and the day promises to be a big one.

Mr. and Mrs. Alderman will receive from 2.30 until 5 o'clock in the afternoon, and from 7 until 10 o'clock in the evening. The Rockland trio will furnish music, and the three daughters will be assisted in entertaining by Mrs. Harold Carruthers, Miss Emily Collingwood, Miss Ethyl Partridge, Miss Christina Dickey, Miss Belle Stokes and Miss Christine Alderman, one of the grand children. Mrs. Charles E. Alderman, Mrs. Oliver C. Alderman, Mrs. Henry H. Alderman and Mrs. Eugene R. Alderman will also look after the entertainment of the many expected guests.

Older friends from afar are expected, and among them Mrs. Henry Clark of Boston, Robert Holmes of Unionville, Conn., an old comrade in arms of Mr. Alderman, and a lifelong friend of the family; Howard Foster of Beverly and many relatives of the family from Suffield and Springfield.

The G.A.R. will be guests of honor as well as the Order of the Eastern Star, in which Mrs. Alderman has been prominent for many years. Mrs. Alderman is also connected to the women's Relief Corps, and the ladies auxiliary of the Y.M.C.A. (Published January 22, 1910)

Father and Mother's Golden Anniversary


January 22, 1910, Holyoke, Mass.
by Charles Eugene Alderman


Eighteen hundred and sixty
On January twenty-second,
It makes an even fifty years,
Unless I wrongly reckon.


That Gene put on his Sunday clothes,
Hitched Old Bill in the double sleigh,
Drove down to fair Ellen's home,
About three miles away.


"Unless you're going to change your mind,
This is our wedding day;
We'll go to Parson Vinton's,"
Coy Gene was heard to say.


"Arrangements are all quite complete,
Two witnesses we must have;
We'll stop and get your cousin Lib
And then your brother Dave."


The Parson welcomed in the group
And singled out the pair;
Proceeded thus to tie the knot
Which made bashful Dave declare --


"Mr. Parson, there is some mistake,"
And shook his curly head,
"Lib and I are not the ones,
But Nell and Gene instead."


The parson bowed with humble grace
And said, "I do declare;
I 'sposed of course you were the ones,
Not this other youthful pair."


And then he quickly tied the knot,
Pronounced them man and wife,
Offered prayer and his best wish
For a long and happy life.


Two happy years went quickly by,
And sad the day indeed --
War was declared, the call for men,
Dad felt the country's need.


And ere he was called to the front
A message came from D.:
"A little boy arrived last night
And they call him George P.B."


In eighteen hundred sixty-five,
A pleasant Easter morn,
The country mourning Lincoln's death,
'Twas then that I was born.


In four years more O. C. arrived,
One cold November day;
We all felt sure as we heard him cry
That he had come to stay.


One day in eighteen seventy-four
Dad called us with a grin,
"Don't make noise, but come in still,
We've got a little Hen."


We all looked 'round to see a chick,
Or something that could fly,
But looked around in blank surprise
When we heard a baby cry.


It seemed to use that girls were scarce,
None ever came our way
'Til three years later Nell arrived,
Late one September day.


And when 'twas seen how pleased we were
With the one girl which we had,
Within another space of time
Then sent us sister Cad.


We were all such husky kids
That nothing else would do,
But there must be another boy,
So 'long came "Gene the Two."


And when the last small baby came --
Now this -- it is no bluff --
We all said, "Let's call her Mae,"
And Mother said, "Enough."


We've journeyed on through all these years,
Through fair and stormy weather;
Whate'er the joys or burdens were,
We've borne them all together.


A greater blessing would we ask?
We all will answer, "Nay."
Than this: Our lives have all been spared
To celebrate this day.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Great Grandchildren of Robert & Delilah Holmes

Unless otherwise indicated, all of the following events took place in the state of Connecticut.

by Charles Robert Holmes (Robert Jr.) & Alice E. Lemley
  • JENNIE A. HOLMES was born 15 Aug 1876 in Otis, MA and died 15 Nov 1849 in Berlin. She married Wilfred J. Morin, son of Jean-Baptiste Morin and Julie Lareau, 10 Dec 1895 in Lee, MA. He was born 6 Sep 1874 in Lee, MA and died 9 Jun 1941 in Berlin. [Ref. http://moringenealogy.blogspot.com/.] Children: Leo Edward, Paul Roswell, Beatrice Bell, Charles J., Claude Raymond, Oliver Chester, Viola E. and William Stillman Morin.
by Charles Robert Holmes & Charlotte "Lottie" E. Eminott
  • SADIE BELLE HOLMES was born 16 Oct 1884 in Holyoke, MA and died 4 Feb 1977 in Windsor, CT. She married James Herbert Filkins, son of Isaac H. Filkins and Janice L. Wilson, 7 Mar 1908 in Hartford, CT. He was born 10 Jun 1885 in Altman, NY and died before 1977 in Windsor, CT. Children: Herbert T., Charlotte S., Belle M., Robert H. and Beverly Filkins.
  • CHARLES ALEXANDER HOLMES was born 17 Mar 1887 in Springfield, MA and died Aug 1968 in Camp Hill, PA. He married Bessie Louise Guy, daughter of Charles Henry Guy and Hattie Louise Randall, 30 Mar 1914 in Springfield, MA. She was born about 1892 in CT and died May 1987 in Camp Hill. Children: Charles Guy Holmes.
  • WILLIAM ROBERT HOLMES was born 16 Apr 1896 in Manchester, CT and died after the 1920 census for Longmeadow, MA. He married Ethel WHO, daughter of WHO and WHO, before 1919. She was born about 1898 in Connecticut and died WHEN in WHERE. Children: William and Robert Holmes.
by David H. Holmes (Robert Jr.) & Sarah P. Burnes
  • IDA LOUISE HOLMES was born 21 Sep 1868 in Simsbury and died [a child] there in 1875.
  • DAVID HOLMES was born abt. 1871 in Simsbury and died aft. 1880 in WHERE. 
by Delilah M. Holmes (David) & John Burns II
  • MARY "MINNIE" BURNS was born 1859 in Suffield and died WHEN in WHERE.
  • WILLIE BURNS was born Sep 1864 in Suffield and died [a child] there 12 Nov 1864.
  • LAURA BURNS was born 26 Dec 1865 in Suffield and died [a child] there 8 Aug 1866.
  • JOHN GEORGE BURNS was born 13 Feb 1868 in Suffield and died [a child] there 3 May 1868.
by Ellen Eliza Holmes (Robert Jr.) & Eugene Clydon Alderman
  • GEORGE PERKINS BISSEL ALDERMAN was born 20 Sep 1862 in Tariffville and died 3 Nov 1942. He married (1) Clara Belle Drake [Divorced], daughter of Ebenezer W. Drake and WHO, abt. 1885. She was born 6 Sep 1861 in NJ and died 30 Oct 1933 and (2) Inez Hortense Goslee Bacon, daughter of Owen E. Goslee and Emma Cowles, abt. 1910 in Drake, SC. She was born 4 Mar 1884 in CT and died after 1930 in WHERE. Children of George and Clara: Eliza "Lida" Helen, Marjorie, Albert Drake, Helen Holmes, George Eugene, Paul and Lesley Alderman. Children of George and Inez: Hortense, Bissell and Wayne Alderman.
  • CHARLES EUGENE ALDERMAN was born 16 Apr 1865 in Tariffville and died after the 1930 census for Springfield, MA. He married Jennie Louise Cook, daughter of WHO and WHO, 25 Jun 1890 in Holyoke, MA. She was born Jun 1864 in NY and died after the 1930 census for Springfield, MA. Children: Gertrude Stewart, Carl H. and Louise Earl Alderman.
  • OLIVER CLYDON ALDERMAN was born 28 Nov 1870 in Tariffville and died after the 1930 census in WHERE. He married Edith B. Stearns, perhaps the daughter of Willard W. Stearns and Mary A. WHO, 21 Jun 1893 in WHERE. She was born Feb 1871 in CT and died after the 1930 census in WHERE. Children: Willard W. C., Edith Bethiah, Clydon E., N. Elwood and Mary Elizabeth Alderman.
  • HENRY L. HOLCOMB ALDERMAN was born 10 Jun 1874 in Tariffville and died after the 1920 census for Holyoke, MA. He married Isabelle E. Patterson, daughter of WHO and WHO, 10 Jun 1903 in Holyoke, MA. She was born abt. 1882 in Holyoke, MA and died between after the 1920 census for Holyoke. Children: Holcomb P. and Harris Alderman.
  • ELLEN ISABELLA ALDERMAN was born 2 Sep 1878 in Tariffville and died after the 1930 census in Holyoke, MA. She married Larkin Harold Foster, perhaps the son of Larkin Foster and Mary A. WHO, 11 Oct 1911 in Holyoke, MA. He was born 24 Oct 1878 in MA and died after the 1930 census in Holyoke.
  • CARRIE LULL ALDERMAN was born 20 May 1880 in Holyoke, MA and died after the 1920 census for Holyoke, MA.
  • EUGENE ROBERT ALDERMAN was born Nov 1882 in Holyoke, MA and died after 1930 in WHERE. He married Emma Dickerman, pehaps the daughter of Hiram Dickerman and Ellen WHO, 17 Jun 1908 in Holyoke, MA. She was born abt. 1879 in Holyoke, MA and died after 1930 in WHERE. Children: Dorothy Jean and Robert Holmes Alderman.
  • MAE "MARY" ELIZA ALDERMAN was born 30 May 1885 in Holyoke, MA and died after the 1930 census for Holyoke, MA. She married Joseph Collingwood, son of James Collingwood and Sarah Jane McFarlane, 31 Dec 1913 in Holyoke, MA. He was born 2 Sep 1885 in PA and died 13 Aug 1951 in Holyoke. Child: Joseph Collingwood.
by Isabelle Emiline Holmes (James) & Edgar C. Wheeler
  • EDGAR HOLMES WHEELER was born Jan 1869 in CT and died aft. 1930 in WHERE.
  • HARRY E. WHEELER was born May 1871 in Michigan and died after 1930 in WHERE. He married Rebecca S. Hardy, daughter of WHO and WHO, WHEN in WHERE. She was born Feb 1870 in Wisconsin. Child: Edgar W. Wheeler.
  • MAY WHEELER was born Jun 1879 in Michigan and died [a child] 22 Mar 1881 at the home of her grandparents in E. Granby.
by James Albert Holmes (James) & Minnie Louise Potter
  • HAROLD CLIFFORD HOLMES was born 13 May 1886 in CT and died after the 1930 census for New Haven, CT. He married May J. Smith, perhaps the daughter of Arthur P. Smith and Josephine WHO, 1910 in WHERE. She was born WHEN in MA and died after the 1930 census for New Haven, CT. Child: Alice Maybell Holmes.
  • MAYBELLE HOLMES was born 26 Feb 1892 in WHERE and died [a child] 30 Mar 1900 in WHERE.
by Jane "Jennie" Louise Holmes (James) & Charles M. Owen
  • MARY E. OWEN was born Mar 1868 in Granby and died after the 1930 census in Suffield. She married Arthur N. Beach, son of WHO and WHO, 2 May 1894 in E. Granby. He was born Sep 1868 in CT and died after the 1930 census in Suffield. Children: Harold H., Arthur M., Milton A. and Frederick B. Owen.
by Louise Maria Holmes (William) & James Louden Hanchett
  • JAMES LOUDEN HANCHETT was born 20 Mar 1884 in Westfield, MA and died there 22 Jul 1884.
  • JULIA EMMA HANCHETT was born 20 Mar 1884 in Westfield, MA and died there 25 Jul 1884.
  • JAMES LOUDEN HANCHETT was born 22 Apr 1885 in Westfield, MA and died 3 Jan 1967 in San Bernadino, CA. He married Mabel Ellsworth Blake, daughter of William E. Blake and Carrie Hallas. She was born 21 Jun 1887 in Torrington, CT and died 12 Sep 1963 in Los Angeles, CA.
  • JENNY LOUISE HANCHETT was born 22 Sep 1887 in Westfield, MA and died there 5 Aug 1888.
  • JULIET EMMA HANCHETT was born 22 Sep 1887 in Westfield, MA and died 16 Nov 1989 in Rutland, VT. She married Verne Leslie Adams, son of George Adams and Alice Leonard. He was born 16 Feb 1882 in West Dover, VT and died 5 Mar 1967 in Miami, FL. Children: Barbara Louise and Elizabeth Adams.
by Margaret Elizabeth Holmes (James) & James H. McNeal
  • CHARLES SAMUEL McNEAL was born 9 Oct 1872 in Chicago, IL and died aft. 1930 in WHERE. He married Carrie Johnson, daughter of WHO and WHO, WHEN in WHERE. She was born abt. 1860 in IL and died WHEN in WHERE. Child: Alice McNeal.
  • EDGAR HOLMES McNEAL was born Jun 1874 in Michigan and died after the 1930 census. He married Caroline Norton, daughter of WHO and WHO, WHEN in WHERE. She was born abt. 1882 in OH and died after the 1930 census for Columbus, OH.
  • ISABELLE M. McNEAL was born abt. Dec 1877 in Chicago, IL and died aft. 1910 in WHERE.
by Marie Ella Holmes (James) & Charles W. Bates
  • WALDO HOLMES BATES was born 31 Oct 1880 in Granby and died after the 1920 census for Springfield, MA. He married Louise Eliza Bull, perhaps the daughter of Samuel Bull and Eliza WHO, WHEN in WHERE. She was born abt. Apr 1883 in CT and died after the 1920 census for Springfield, MA. Children: Ralph Waldo and Marguerite Louise Bates.
  • WILLIAM EDWARD BATES was born 30 Nov 1884 in Granby and died after the 1930 census for E. Granby, CT. He married Winifred Potter, perhaps the daughter of Wilson L. Potter and Lizzie T. WHO, 26 Oct 1910 in MA. She was born 1 May 1885 in MA and died after the 1930 census for E. Granby, CT. Children: Charles W., Kathleen W., William E. and Mildred Bates.
by Mary Jane Holmes (William) & George L. Reid
  • MARY E. REID was born about 1856 in Suffield and died 28 May 1892 in WHERE.
  • WILLIAM H. REID was born about 1859 in Suffield and died WHEN in WHERE.
by Nancy Jane Holmes (David) & Joseph J. Jones
  • CARRIE M. JONES was born 1861 in CT and died WHEN in WHERE.
by Olivia Josephine Holmes (William) & John J. Hanchett
  • JOHN CREIGHTON HANCHETT was born 8 Apr 1875 in Suffield, CT and died 26 Feb 1949 in WHERE. He married Harriet S. WHO, daughter of WHO and WHO, abt. 1905 in WHERE. She was born abt. 1877 in PA and died after 1930 in WHERE. Children: John Creighton and Thomas B. Hanchett.
  • LOUISA HOLMES HANCHETT was born 20 Mar 1877 in E. Granby, CT and died 5 Jan 1922 in WHERE.
  • LEILA ALICE HANCHETT was born 20 Jul 1878 in E. Granby, CT and died 1966 in WHERE.
  • WILLIAM FRANCIS HANCHETT was born 4 Sep 1880 in Westfield, MA and died 24 Sep 1957 in WHERE. He married Alice T. WHO, daughter of WHO and WHO, 10 Mar 1910 in WHERE. She was born about 1888 in IL and died after 1930 in WHERE. Children: Jane T., Josephine, Frences, Alice A. William Francis and Louise H. Hanchett.
  • HAROLD GRANGER HANCHETT was born 9 Dec 1883 in Westfield, MA and died afer 1930 in WHERE. He married Jessie N. WHO, daughter of WHO and WHO, before Sep 1918 in WHERE. She was born about 1886 in Kansas. Children: Dorothy and Harold Granger Hanchett.
by Rebecca S. Holmes (William) & Gamaliel S. Austin
  • MARY ISABELLA AUSTIN was born 9 Jan 1852 in Suffield and died [a child] there 12 Dec 1860.
  • CHARLES FRANCIS AUSTIN was born 25 Jul 1854 in Suffield and died aft. 1900 in Westfield, MA.
  • WILLIAM DWIGHT AUSTIN was born 25 Dec 1856 in Suffield and died [a child] there 3 Dec 1860.
  • GAMALIEL EDWARD AUSTIN was born 27 Jul 1859 in Suffield and died 19 Mar 1937 in Westfield, MA. He married Elizabeth Avery, daughter of WHO and WHO, 1888 in Westfield, MA. She was born Aug 1861 in MA and died WHEN in WHERE.
  • ELIZABETH M. AUSTIN was born 14 Nov 1861 in Suffield and died about 1967 in WHERE. She married Norman P. Farwell, son of WHO and WHO, WHEN in WHERE. He was born 6 May 1867 in Titusville, PA and died WHEN in WHERE. Child: Norma Farwell.
  • ROBERT HOLMES AUSTIN was born 14 Sep 1863 in Suffield and died after the 1930 census for Berkeley, CA. He married Gertrude L. WHO, daughter of WHO and WHO, 1893 in Westfield MA. She was born Feb 1869 in CA and died after the 1930 census for Berkeley, CA. Children: Charles L., Robert M. and Marshall R. Austin.
  • FRANK A. AUSTIN was born 2 Aug 1865 in Suffield and died 30 Sep 1891 in Westfield, MA.
  • ELIZABETH ANN AUSTIN was born 14 Nov 1867 and died after 1880 in WHERE. She married WHO 30 Sep 1891 in Suffield.
  • SIBBIE "LIBBIE" AUSTIN was born 1868 in Westfield, MA and CT died there 30 Sep 1891. She married WHO, son of WHO and WHO, 30 Sep 1891 in Suffield.
  • JANE "JENNIE" REBECCA AUSTIN was born 15 Oct 1874 in Westfield, MA and died after the 1930 census for Westfield, MA. She married Charles B. Warren, son of WHO and WHO, 1899 in Westfield, MA. He was born Feb 1874 in MA and died after the 1930 census for Westfield, MA. Children: Austin B., Charles B. Jr., William Bradford, Charles B. Jr. and Eleanor Sparrow Warren.
by Robert James Holmes (James) & Martha Camp
  • SAMUEL CAMP HOLMES was born 29 Jan 1870 in WHERE and died [a child] 25 Apr 1876 in Plainville, CT.
  • ALICE DARROW HOLMES was born 3 Mar 1872 in CT and died 20 Aug 1962 in WHERE. She married Joseph C. Thompson, son of WHO and WHO, 1 Jun 1929. He was born abt. 1870 in CT and died WHEN in WHERE.
  • ROBERT "BERT" JAMES HOLMES was born 22 May 1874 in Plainville and died 22 Apr 1960 in Bloomfield, NJ. He married Elizabeth "Bess" Brewer Thurston, daughter of William Stewart Thurston and Mary Seymour Ackerman, 28 Nov 1899 in Simsbury. She was born 9 Sep 1878 in Huntington, LI and died 23 Nov 1960 in Bloomfield, NJ. Children: Alice, Robert William, Maybelle Francis, Genevieve "Gene" Myrtle, Clifford Thurston, Edna May, Elizabeth "Betty" Brewer and Harold "Hal" Henry Holmes.
  • GEORGE HIRAM HOLMES was born 8 Mar 1876 in Plainville and died 15 Mar 1963 in Springfield, MA. He married Amy May Colvin, daughter of Frederick Colvin and Sarah B. Curtiss, 14 Oct 1903 in W. Avon. She was born 9 Mar 1879 in W. Avon and died 31 May 1938 in W. Springfield, MA. Children: Martha Camp, Frederic Colvin, George Leslie and Dorothy Ethel Holmes.
  • MARTHA CAMP HOLMES was born 20 Mar 1879 in WHERE and died 1 Oct 1912 in Chicago, IL.
by Thomas Henry Holmes (James) & Louisa A. Shaw
  • ANNIE "BESSIE" M. HOLMES was born 9 Oct 1884 in CT and died WHEN in WHERE.
  • WILLIAM S. HOLMES was born Aug 1888 in CT and died WHEN in WHERE.
by William Francis Holmes Jr. (William) & Alice Marion Loomis
  • HATTIE LOOMIS HOLMES was born 24 Jun 1872 in Westfield, MA and died after the 1910 census in WHERE. She married Ernest Albert Crockett, son of John Crockett and Mary Steere, 7 Jul 1892 in Chicago, IL. He was born 19 Sep 1872 in Chicago and died WHEN in WHERE.
  • BERTHA JOSEPHINE HOLMES was born 15 Apr 1876 in Westfield, MA and died abt. 1964. She married George W. Summers, son of Daniel Summers and Caroline Elliott, 25 Jul 1893 in Chicago, IL. He was born Feb 1868 in IL and died after the 1930 census for Springfield, MA. Children: Grace Anita, Dorothy H., George "Al" Alton and Carl R. Summers.
  • ALICE MAE (or MARY) HOLMES was born May 1884 in Westfield, MA and died after 1971 in WHERE.
by Susan Eloise Pomeroy (Elizabeth "Eliza") & John Ladd Ingraham
  • (SON) INGRAHAM born 11 Nov 1897 in WHERE and died [a child] 1897 in WHERE.
by Rebecca Jane Remington (Rebecca S.) & Horace D. Austin
  • W. BURNETTE AUSTIN was born Aug 1874 in Suffield and died [a child] there 8 Oct 1874.
  • ISADORA R. AUSTIN was born Jun 1876 in Suffield and died there 21 Apr 1931. She married Frederick W. Blakeslee, perhaps the son of Volney A. Blakeslee and Mary A. WHO, WHEN in WHERE. He was born abt. 1871 in CT and died 29 Mar 1928 in Suffield. Children: Ruth A. and Robert A. Blakeslee.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Gr. Great Grandchildren of Robert & Delilah Holmes


Unless otherwise indicated, all of the following events took place in the state of Connecticut.

by Bertha Josephine Holmes (William Francis, William) & George W. Summers
  • GRACE ANITA SUMMERS was born 5 Apr 1895 in Chicago, IL and died at sea of Typhoid Fever on 31 Dec 1922. She married Enrique Carlos Aquirre 15 Jun 1915 in Springfield, MA. Children: Kendall C. & Ermina Bertha Aquirre.
  • DOROTHY H. SUMMERS was born Feb 1900 in Springfield, MA and died after 1910 in WHERE.
  • GEORGE "AL" ALTON SUMMERS was born 9 Jul 1910 in Springfield, MA and died 4 Jan 1997 in Truth or Consequences, New Mexico. He married (1) WHO Wilson and (2) Madaline "Betty" Agnes Bowen 25 Oct 1942 in Las Vegas, NV.
  • CARL R. SUMMERS was born 16 Feb 1915 in Springfield, MA and died 31 Jan 1996 in Springfield, MA.
by Charles Alexander Holmes (Charles, Robert Jr.) and Bessie Louise Guy
  • CHARLES GUY HOLMES was born 19 Aug 1926 in Springfield, MA and died 9 Dec 1981 in Camp Hill, PA. He married Barbara Ann Potter, daughter of WHO and WHO, 1946 in PA. She was born 18 Jan 1926 in Centre Hall, PA and died 29 Nov 2009 in Camp Hill, PA. Children: Charles Potter and Brett Guy Holmes
by George Hiram Holmes (Robert James, James) & Amy May Colvin
  • MARTHA CAMP HOLMES was born 6 Mar 1905 in Garfield, NJ and died 12 Aug 2002 in E. Longmeadow, MA. She married Theodore Lyman Fish, son of WHO and WHO, 16 Jun 1934. He was born 1 Apr 1905 in NJ and died 20 Nov 1977 in Chester, MA.
  • FREDERIC COLVIN HOLMES was born 29 Jan 1907 in Garfield, NJ and died 2 Oct 2000 in Elkhart, IN. He married Katherine Lane Spinney, daughter of Norval Burpee Spinney and Margaret Charlotte Lane, 16 Jun 1934 in Pittsfield, MA. She was born 9 Apr 1907 in Townsend, MA and died aft.1939 in Springfield, MA. Children: Curtis Lane and Milton Holmes.
  • GEORGE LESLIE HOLMES was born 5 May 1911 in Port Clinton, OH and died 3 Aug 1993 in W. Springfield, MA.
  • DOROTHY ETHEL HOLMES was born 13 Jan 1919 in Springfield, MA. She married Earl K. Bowen, son of Albert Earl Bowen and Augusta Henrietta Meyer, 6 Jun 1942 in WHERE. He was born abt. 1918 in Colonie, NY and died 18 Nov 2006 in Norwood, MA. Children: Pamela, Stephen, Alton, Dora, Robert Edward and Virginia M. Bowen
by Harold Clifford Holmes (James Albert, James) & May J. Smith
  • ALICE MAYBELL HOLMES was born 26 Nov 1917 in CT and died after 1930 in WHERE.
by Jennie A. Holmes (Charles Robert, Robert Jr.) & Wilfred J. Morin
  • LEO EDWARD MORIN was born 8 May 1897 in Lee, MA and died 5 Mar 1963 in Rock Hill. He married Blanche M. Appleby, daughter of George Appleby and Gertrude Barrows, 20 Jan 1923 in New Britain. She was born 5 Aug 1901 in New Britain and died 4 Jul 1984 in Bristol. Child: Leona B. Morin.
  • PAUL ROSWELL MORIN was born 10 Feb 1900 in Lee, MA and died 8 Nov 1954 in Berlin. He married Catherine WHO, daughter of WHO and WHO, aft. 1930 in Berlin. She was born WHEN in WHERE and died WHEN in WHERE.
  • BEATRICE BELL MORIN was born 25 Feb 1902 in Lee, MA and died 18 Jan 1974 in New Britain. She married John “Jack” Tattersall, son of WHO and WHO, 15 Nov 1920 in New Britain. He was born 24 Dec 1901 in WHERE and died aft. 8 Apr 1930 in WHERE. Children: Jeannette E., Jack Holmes and James W. Tattersall.
  • CHARLES J. MORIN was born 15 Oct 1904 in Lee, MA and died 24 Nov 1929 in Hartford. He married Florence Thomas, daughter of WHO and WHO, 20 Jul 1926 in Hartford. She was born WHEN in WHERE and died WHEN in WHERE. Child: Wilfred Morin.
  • CLAUDE RAYMOND MORIN was born 1 Jan 1907 in Pittsfield, MA and died 21 Jun 1954 in New Britain. He married Bronislawa “Bertha” Catherine Marcinczyk, daughter of Jan Martensky and Magdalina Kowalewska, 1 Aug 1927 in New Britain. She was born 24 Aug 1909 in Bridgeport and died 1 Feb 1988 in Hartford. Children: Claudia Florence and Roswell Robert Morin.
  • OLIVER CHESTER MORIN was born 22 May 1909 in Pittsfield and died 14 Jul 1966 in New Britain. He married Josephine Sosnicki, daughter of Joseph Sosnicki and Sophenia WHO, 14 Jul 1935 in Holyoke, MA. She was born abt. 1902 in S. Hadley MA and died 28 Apr 1988 in Kensington. Children: Joanne V. and Oliver “Buddy” C. Morin.
  • VIOLA E. MORIN was born 29 Oct 1911 in Pittsfield, MA and died 10 Oct 2000 in Orlando, FL. She married Harold F. Keller, son of WHO and WHO, in Hartford. He was born WHEN in WHERE and died WHEN in WHERE. Child: Sharyn Lynn Keller.
  • WILLIAM STILLMAN MORIN was born 4 Sep 1917 in New Britain and died 14 Nov 2008 in Southington. He married Angeline D’Angelo, daughter of Rosario D’Angelo and Bedadena Lauretti, 24 Oct 1929 in New Britain. She was born 2 Aug 1917 in New Britain and died 10 Jan 2009 in Southington. Children: William R. and Sharon Lee Morin.
by Robert “Bert” James Holmes (Robert James, James) & Elizabeth “Bess” Brewer Thurston
  • ALICE HOLMES was born WHEN in WHERE and died WHEN in WHERE. Never married.
  • ROBERT WILLIAM HOLMES was born 7 Aug 1901 in Manchester, CT and died 21 Jul 1972 in Trenton, NJ. He married Emma Frutchey Pysher, daughter of Robert Bishop Pysher and Susanna Stiles, 15 Sep 1922 in Ocean Grove, NJ. She was born 5 Nov 1903 in Stroudsburg, PA and died before 1949 in WHERE. In 1949 Robert married Ann Catherine Webb Backes. Children of Robert and Emma: Emma Lois Audrey and Robert “Bob” Thurston Holmes.
  • MAYBELLE FRANCIS HOLMES was born 7 Mar 1903 in Garfield, NJ and died 23 Aug 1971 in Orange, NJ. Never married.
  • GENEVIEVE “GENE” MYRTLE HOLMES was born 28 Oct 1904 in Bogota, NJ and died 8 Mar 1975 in Glen Ridge, NJ. Never married.
  • CLIFFORD THURSTON HOLMES was born 5 Dec 1905 in Garfield, NJ and died 17 Mar 1971 in Glen Ridge, NJ. He married Lois Van Sant, daughter of John Blackistone and Susan WHO, 3 Nov 1933. She was born 12 Apr 1908 in Chestertown, MD and died 28 Dec 1989 in Falls Church, VA. Children: Susan "Sue" Elizabeth, Judith Ann, Lois Karen and Ellen Marsha Holmes.
  • EDNA MAY HOLMES was born 14 Oct 1909 and died 18 Jun 1999 in Glen Ridge, NJ. Never married.
  • ELIZABETH “BETTY” BREWER HOLMES was born 11 Nov 1910 and died 28 Nov 1994 in WHERE. She married Herbert “Herb” Arthur Dobson, son of WHO and WHO, 28 Nov 1935 in WHERE. He was born WHEN in WHERE and died WHEN in WHERE. Children: Herbert “Bert” Arthur Jr. and Douglas Neil Dobson.
  • HAROLD “HAL” HENRY HOLMES was born 5 Aug 1913 and died 26 Dec 1997 in Hyde Park, VT. He married Doris Smith, daughter of Harry Hudson Smith and Lily Jones, 28 Aug 1937. She was born 25 Dec 1915 in Bloomfield, NJ and died 4 Oct 1998 in Hyde Park, VA. Children: Doris “Dori” and Harold “Howie” Henry Holmes.
by Sadie Belle Holmes (Charles, Robert Jr.) and James Herbert Filkins
  • HERBERT T. FILKINS was born 16 May 1909 in CT and died 21 May 1982 in Windsor. He married Mildred Edna Crocker, daughter of Charles E. Crocker and Emmerette J. Thomas, 1 Dec 1928 in Thomasville, CT. She was born 6 Feb 1906 in Boston, MA and died 25 Jul 1986 in Windsor, CT.
  • CHARLOTTE S. FILKINS was born 20 Dec 1910 in CT and died 15 Dec 1992 in Hartford. She married J. Albert Charbonnier, son of WHO and WHO, WHEN in WHERE. He was born WHEN in WHERE and died WHEN in WHERE.
  • BELLE M. FILKINS was born 20 Mar 1912 in CT and died 5 Jul 2000 in E. Windsor. She married Adolph C. Nelson, son of WHO and WHO, WHEN in WHERE. He was born 26 Jul 1906 in CT and died 19 Oct 1987 in Windsor, CT.
  • ROBERT H. FILKINS was born 25 Sep 1915 in CT and died 29 Jan 1998 in Columbia, MD.
  • BEVERLY FILKINS was born abt. 1924 in CT and died WHEN in WHERE.
by William Robert Holmes (Charles, Robert Jr.) and Ethel WHO
  • WILLIAM HOLMES was born about 1919.
  • ROBERT HOLMES was born about 1921.
by Charles Eugene Alderman (Ellen Eliza, Robert Jr.) & Jennie Louise Cooke
  • GERTRUDE STUART ALDERMAN was born Sep 1892 in Holyoke, MA and died aft. 1920 in WHERE.
  • CARL H. ALDERMAN was born Jul 1897 in Holyoke, MA and died aft. 1930 in MA. He married Katherine H. WHO, daughter of WHO and WHO, WHEN in WHERE. She was born abt. 1898 in Holyoke, MA and died aft. 1930 in MA.
  • LOUISE EARL ALDERMAN was born between 1904 in Holyoke, MA and died aft. 1930 in WHERE.
by Eugene Robert Alderman (Ellen Eliza, Robert Jr.) & Emma Dickerman
  • DOROTHY JEAN ALDERMAN was born 2 Apr 1909 in Holyoke, MA and died after 20 Jun 2005 in Holyoke, MA. She married George Malcolm Schade, son of WHO and WHO, WHEN in WHERE. He was born WHEN in WHERE and died WHEN in WHERE.
  • ROBERT HOLMES ALDERMAN was born abt. 8 Jul 1911 in Holyoke, MA and died aft. Dec 1979 in Del Ray Beach, FL.
by George Perkins Bissell Alderman (Ellen Eliza, Robert Jr.) & Clare Belle Drake
  • ELIZA "LIDA" HELEN ALDERMAN was born 4 Feb 1887 in Holyoke, MA and died WHEN in WHERE. She married Robert Glenn Ashman, son of WHO and WHO, 31 Oct 1908 in where. He was born abt. 1886 in CT and died WHEN in WHERE. Children: Barbara Helen and Robert Glenn Jr. Ashman. 
  • MARJORIE ALDERMAN was born 11 Jun 1889 in Holyoke, MA and died there [a child] 12 Jun 1889.
  • ALBERT DRAKE ALDERMAN was born 24 Aug 1890 in Holyoke, MA and died 3 Nov 1942 in WHERE. He married Madelene L. Harrigan, daughter of Michael Harrigan and Katherine McGrath, abt. 1913 in WHERE. She was born abt. 1896 in NY and died aft. 1930 in WHERE. Children: George, Madelyn, Albert Drake Jr., Richard, Lincoln Wayne. and Virginia C. Alderman.
  • HELEN HOLMES ALDERMAN was born 10 Dec 1891 in Holyoke, MA and died 12 Jan 1907 in Holyoke, MA. Called "one of the sweetest souls that ever lived."
  • GEORGE EUGENE ALDERMAN was born 20 Mar 1895 in Holyoke, MA and died [a child] 14 Aug 1896 in Holyoke, MA.
  • PAUL ALDERMAN was born 6 Nov 1896 in Holyoke, MA and died after 1920 in MA.
  • LESLEY ALDERMAN was born 11 Mar 1901 in Holyoke, MA and died WHEN in WHERE.
by George Perkins Bissell Alderman (Ellen Eliza, Robert Jr.) and Inez Hortense Goslee Bacon
  • HORTENSE ALDERMAN was born 14 Aug 1911 in Holyoke, MA and died 30 Jan 1998 in Chapel Hill, NC. She married Donald P. Cooke, son of WHO and WHO, 20 Aug 1939 in ME. He was born 10 Sep 1908 in ME and died 13 Jul 1994 in Chapel Hill, NC.
  • BISSELL ALDERMAN was born 19 Sep 1912 in Holyoke, MA and died 30 Apr 1999 in Peterborough, NH. He married WHO, daughter of WHO and WHO, WHEN in WHERE. She was born WHEN in WHERE and died WHEN in WHERE..
  • WAYNE ALDERMAN was born 2 Jul 1914 in Holyoke, MA and died 16 May 2003 in S. Hadley, MA. He married WHO, daughter of WHO and WHO, WHEN in WHERE. She was born WHEN in WHERE and died WHEN in WHERE.
by Henry Holcomb Alderman (Ellen Eliza, Robert Jr.) & Isabelle E. Patterson
  • HOLCOMB P. ALDERMAN was born Dec 1909 in Holyoke, MA and died aft. 1930 in WHERE.
  • WILIAM HARRIS ALDERMAN was born abt. 1913 in Holyoke, MA and died aft. 1930 in WHERE.
by Mae Eliza Alderman (Ellen Eliza, Robert Jr.) & Joseph Collingwood
  • JOSEPH COLLINGWOOD was born 28 Feb 1928 in Holyoke, MA and died 16 Dec 1991 in MA.
By Oliver Clydon Alderman (Ellen Eliza, Robert Jr.) & Edith B. Stearns
  • WILLARD W.C. ALDERMAN was born May 1897 in North Adams, MA and died aft. 1930 in WHERE. He married Eleanor G. WHO, daughter of WHO and WHO, WHEN in WHERE. She was born abt. 1897 in North Adams, MA and died aft. 1930 in WHERE. Child: Eleanor Alderman.
  • EDITH BETHIAH ALDERMAN was born abt. 1903 in MA and died aft. 1920 in WHERE.
  • CLYDON E. ALDERMAN was born abt. 1908 in MA and died WHEN in WHERE.
  • N. ELWOOD ALDERMAN was born abt. 1909 in MA and died aft. 1930 in WHERE.
  • MARY ELIZABETH ALDERMAN was born abt. 1912 in MA and died aft. 1930 in WHERE.
by Elizabeth M. Austin (Rebecca S., William) & Norman P. Farwell
  • NORMA FARWELL was born 25 May 1897 in Turnersfalls, MA and died 8 Nov 1970 in Knoxville, TN. She married Earle Summer Draper, son of WHO and WHO, WHEN in WHERE. He was born 19 Oct 1893 in Falmouth, MA and died 1 Jul 1994 in Vero Beach, FL.
by Jane “Jennie” Rebecca Austin (Rebecca S., William) & Charles B. Warren
  • AUSTIN B. WARREN was born 1900 in Westfield, MA and died WHEN in WHERE. He married Ruth T. WHO, daughter of WHO and WHO, about 1928 in WHERE. She was born abt. 1899 in CT and died WHEN in WHERE. 
  • ELEANOR SPARROW WARREN was born 1903 in Westfield, MA and died WHEN in WHERE.
  • WILLIAM B. WARREN was born abt. 1911 in MA and died WHEN in WHERE.
  • CHARLES B. WARREN JR. was born abt. 1914 in MA and died WHEN in WHERE.
by Isadora R. Austin (Rebecca Jane, Rebecca S.) & Frederick W. Blakeslee
  • RUTH A. BLAKESLEE
  • ROBERT A. BLAKESLEE
by Robert Holmes Austin (Rebecca S., William) & Gertrude L. WHO
  • ROBERT M.
  • MARSHALL R.
by Waldo Holmes Bates (Mary Ella, James) & Louise Eliza Bull
  • RALPH WALDO BATES was born 21 Nov 1911 in MA and died WHEN in WHERE.
  • MARGUERITE LOUISE BATES was born 30 Sep 1913 in MA and died WHEN in WHERE.
by William Edward Bates (Mary Ella, James) & Winifred Potter
  • CHARLES W. BATES was born abt. 1915 in CT and died WHEN in WHERE.
  • KATHLEEN W. BATES was born abt. 1917 in CT and died WHEN in WHERE.
  • WILLIAM E. BATES was born abt. 1919 in CT and died WHEN in WHERE.
  • MILDRED BATES was born abt. 1928 in E. Granby (?), CT and died WHEN in WHERE.
by Harold Granger Hanchett (Harold Granger, Olivia Josephine) & Jessie N. WHO
  • HAROLD GRANGER HANCHETT JR.
by Juliet Emma Hanchett (Louise Marie, William) & Verne Leslie Adams
  • BARBARA LOUISE ADAMS was born 22 Jul 1912 in Wilmington, VT and died 9 May 1980 in Miami, FL. She married John Harrison Shepard, son of Harley Harrison Shepard and Florence Margaret Farrell. He was born 29 Sep 1912 in Bethel, VT and died 6 Nov 2003 in Lake City, FL.
  • ELIZABETH LEONARD ADAMS was born 17 May 1916 in Wilmington, VT and died 4 Feb 1991 in Burlington, VT. She married Frederick Francis Rocque, son of WHO and WHO, 2 Apr 1940 in WHERE. he was born about 1910 in WHERE and died 3 Feb 2008 in Burlington, VT.
by Charles Samuel McNeal (Margaret, James) & Carrie Johnson
  • ALICE MCNEAL
by Mary Owen (Jane, James) & Arthur N. Beach
  • MARJORIE O. BEACH was born Oct 1896 in CT and died WHEN in WHERE.
  • HAROLD H. BEACH was born Dec 1897 in CT and died WHEN in WHERE. He maried Hazel W. WHO, daughter of WHO and WHO, WHEN in WHERE. She was born abt. 1909 in MA and died WHEN in WHERE. Child: Julia H. Beach.
  • ARTHUR M. BEACH was born Aug 1899 in CT and died WHEN in WHERE.
  • MILTON A. BEACH was born abt. 1900 in CT and died WHEN in WHERE.
  • FREDERICK B. BEACH was born abt. 1904 in CT and died WHEN in WHERE.
by Edgar Holmes Wheeler (Isabella Emaline, James) & Mary A. Wilkie

EDGAR WILKIE WHEELER was born Jun 1898 in MI. He married Grace Mary Wilkie, daughter of WHO and WHO, WHEN in WHERE. She was born ab. 1899 in MI and died WHEN in WHERE. Child: Edgar Gerald Wheeler.

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