Streator times Press; Thursday November 10, 1927; Page 3 col. 2

Laid At Rest In Riverview

Long Funeral Cortege Forms in Tribute To Robert M. Holmes
           Beautiful services were held yesterday afternoon for Robert Holmes from
his late residence southwest of town at two o'clock. Friends in legion numbers

were present and the funeral cortege which moved to the Riverview cemetery

was one of the largest ever to enter the grounds.
           Those who attended the coffin were R.M.Bradford, W.E. Swift, C.W.
Harber, George B. Koontz, and B.W. Cossell, and T. M. Hoarty. Flowers
in profusion graced the decedents last resting place, tributes from friends

in all parts of the country.
          Besides his wife and children, five granddaughters Winifred, Margaret,
Robert, David, and  Jean daughters of Mr. and Mrs. David F. Holmes
remain.

Streator Times Press, Monday November 7, 1927; Page 2, Col 4


(Should read Robert Holmes not David)
David Holmes Called , After Long Illness
Aged Resident Of Reading Calmed At Early Hour This Morning
          It is with great sadness that the community received word of the death
of Robert Holmes, pioneer resident of this section which occurred at his
home near Munster in Reading twp. at six o'clock this morning.
Paralysis, together with infirmities of old age, were attributed as the
cause of his demise. For eight years the decedent had been most intimate
with him were acquainted with his illness.
          For sixty-three years he was a resident of this locality and by industry
and good management had acquired several hundred acres of land with the
assistance of his sons he had brought to a high state of production. He
was very well known among the farmers of the Munster section  and was held
in highest respect by all who knew him.
          He was the son of David and Mary Holmes, deceased, and was born in Findan
Hill Farm, near Newcastle, England, seventy eight years ago. He resided
in Ohio for one year, in Pennsylvania fourteen years and the remainder
of his life was spent here, where he followed the occupation of farming.
           On August 19, 1880, he was united in marriage with Annie Alexander at
the St.Andrew's church in Farm Ridge and to this union four children
were born, one of whom preceded him in death. Those who remain with the
mother are Ralph R. Holmes and Blanche Holmes at home and David Holmes
who lives southwest of Munster.
          Funeral services will be held from the farm residence Wednesday
afternoon at two o'clock and burial will be in Riverview cemetery.

 

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