Person:Alvin Edgar Holmes (1)

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m. 16 Oct 1847
  1. John Holmesabt 1861 -
  2. James Holmesabt 1862 -
  3. William Harmon Holmesabt 1864 -
  4. Alvin Edgar Holmes1865 - 1945
  5. Jackson F. Holmesabt 1867 -
m. 11 Aug 1904
Facts and Events
Name Alvin Edgar Holmes
Gender Male
Birth[1][2] 10 Nov 1865 Callaway, Missouri, United States
Residence[5] 1 Jun 1880 Fulton, Callaway, Missouri, United States
Marriage 11 Aug 1904 to Nettie Thomason
Death[2] 7 Sep 1945 Fulton, Callaway, Missouri, United StatesCallaway Hospital
Burial[2] 9 Sep 1945 Guthrie Cemetery, Guthrie, Callaway, Missouri, United States
Occupation[2] Guthrie, Callaway, Missouri, United StatesBlacksmith

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Alvin's Parents move to Callaway County, MO

Alvin Edgar Holmes was the tenth child of a family of eleven. His parents, Elizabeth Bybee and William Holmes had married in Green County, Kentucky in 1847. The family had their first child, Adolphis Allen Holmes and had moved to Crawford County, Missouri by the time of the 1850 US Census. Their first four children were born in Crawford County before the family moved on to Callaway County, Missouri where the fifth child, Virginia was born. The family remained in Callaway County the remainder of their live and all are buried there in Guthrie and Fulton[1]. Alvin was born November 10, 1865 in Callaway County, Missouri.

Alvin's First Marriage


Alvin Edgar Holmes first married Mattia Jane "Mattie" Sweeten[2][3], daughter of Sarilda Jane Price and Augustus Toplady Sweeten, in Callaway Co. on October 10, 1893. The marriage date does not agree with the reported age of their daughter, Serilda, as reported on the 1900 US Census however. Perhaps should be October 18, 1883, as earlier reported by another researcher, but with undocumented source. Another photo of the couple and two of Alvin's brothers and their wives is also included on this page.

Alvin and Mattie had perhaps two daughters. Serilda Holmes was born in August 1885 per the 1900 US Census. By the time of the 1900 censusImage:I9 in June, Alvin and Sarilda are living alone, indicating that Mattie had died. Another reported daughter was Elizabeth Holmes who died in 1895. The report of two daughters is supported by the fact that they have the names of their two grandmothers, Serilda Price Sweeten and Elizabeth Bybee Holmes.

Alvin's Second Marriage


Alvin Edgar Holmes married Nettie Belle Thomason, daughter of Elizabeth Lee Vaughn and James Brown Thomason on August 11, 1904. Alvin and Nettie lived in Guthrie, Callaway, Missouri, United States and had two children, Floyd Walace and Harry William Holmes

Alvin Edgar Holmes was buried on June 9, 1945 in Guthrie Cemetery, Callaway County, Missouri. His cemetery marker is shown on the Find-A-Grave website.

Image Gallery
  1. AEH-FB-004, Primary quality.

    Photostatic copy of page, marked "Marriages & Births," from an old family Bible. "Married on the 11 of August in 1904 Mr. and Mrs Alvin & Nettie Holmes" "Alvin Edgar Holmes was born on November 10 in 1864 United in the presbyterian C.H. Nov 1913." "Nettie Belle Thomason was born on Jan 6 in 1886 united in the baptist ch. March 1894" {Ref. FB-004}

  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 AEH-LD-050, Primary quality.

    "State of Missouri, Division of Health - Standard Certificate of Death," State File No. 30261, filed Oct. 9 1945 for Alvin Edgar Holmes [ 1865-1945 ], died at 6:45 PM, July 27, 1945 in Callaway Hospital, Fulton, Missouri. Born 10 November 1865 in Callaway Co., Missouri. Certified Copy of Original Document, dated and sealed 24 December 1994 obtained from State of Missouri by A.E. Holmes, Savannah, GA. {Ref. LD-050}

  3.   AEH-BK-001, Questionable quality.

    "Holmes Family History" by Floyd Walace Holmes, published by the author in 1972. A copy in the possession of Alvin Edgar Holmes of 1433 Whitfield Park Circle, Savannah, Georgia 31406, in May 1993. {Ref. BK-001}

  4.   AEH-LD-161, in 1900 US Census, T623/p39, June 1900, Primary quality.

    1900 Census images from Heritage Quest Library Version used online in Suwannee County Library, Florida, July 2006 by A.E. Holmes {REF LD-161}
    Guthrie Twp, Callaway Co.,Missouri
    Series T623 roll 844 Page 39
    House 138 Alvin E Holmes w/ 14 year old daughter Sarilda?

  5. Callaway, Missouri, United States. 1880 U.S. Census Population Schedule.