Holmes, Horace

Name: Holmes, Horace
Burial Date: 1902, 12/06
Age at Death: 52
Plot Location: 449 J
Notes: husband of Susan Jessie(Judgson)
War: Civil War

Full Obituary STERLING BULLETIN 12/12/1902

Horace Holmes was born at Peru, Ill., August 7, 1850, and died at Sterling, Kansas, Dec. 4, 1902. His death was caused by being burned internally by steam escaping from one of the boilers at the Sterling Salt Plant. He only lived a few hours after the accident. He lived near the place of his nativity until 19 years of age. He was of an old New England family. His father came to Illinois in an early day. At one time the family owned the land on which the city of Chicago now stands, having bought it at ten cents per acre. The family consisted of four sons and three daughters. At an early age, Mr. Holmes showed a mind of remarkable ability. When four years of age,  he could read with ease. When quite young he graduated from the High School at Peru, Ill. At 19 he engineered the University at Ann Arbor, Mich, from which he graduated in civil engineering in three years, gaining one year in the course.  (cont)

Birth: 1850
Death: Dec. 6, 1902

Family links:
Jake Holmes (1892 – 1901)*

*Calculated relationship

Note: Son Jake Holmes buried in same plot as Hans Hauschild

Sterling Cemetery
Rice County
Kansas, USA
Plot: 449J
Created by: Christina Stark Bontrage…
Record added: Nov 10, 2008
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