Streator Times Press Monday October 8, 1951 Page
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David Holmes Dies Suddenly
Services To Be Held At Presbyterian Church Wednesday
David F. Holmes, 64, prominent farmer in Eagle Township, died suddenly in
his home on Route 3 at 9:15 O'clock this morning following a heart
attack which he suffered nine hours previously. Word of his passing will
come as a shock to his many friends in the community as he had not been
Services will be held in the Presbyterian Church at two o'clock
Wednesday afternoon, Rev. E.W. Smith officiating. Burial will follow in
the family lot in Riverview Cemetery. Friends may call in the family
home five and one-half miles west of the city after three o'clock
Tuesday until noon Wednesday, when the body will be removed to the
The son of the late Robert and Anna (Alexander) Holmes, Mr. Holmes was
born in the family homestead, four miles southwest of Streator, September 30, 1887.
His marriage to Winifred Fraser of this city occurred at Danville, October 31, 1910.
She remains with five daughters, Mrs. L.J. )Winifred) Seibel, Streator, Mrs. Margaret White,
Chicago, Mrs. A.W. (Roberta) Benedict, Glen Ellyn; Mrs. Eldon ( Norma)
Worsley, Mendota; Mrs. Paul D. (Davie Jean) Smith, Cleveland Ohio.
Also left are eight grandchildren, Richard and Janet Goslin, Barbara
Benedict, Davis and Jane Worsley, and Paul D. Smith Jr.
A brother Ralph R, Holmes and a sister Mrs. John (Blanche) Lightholder
reside in Streator.
Mr. Holmes was a dairy farmer and director of the Milk Association of
this community. He was a member of the Presbyterian Church.
Vicky Alexander Johnson
606 Harold Street,
Crofton, Nebraska 68730