|Birth: ||Nov. 6, 1872|
Salt Lake City
Salt Lake County
|Death: ||Mar. 19, 1951|
Charles is the son of Charles Holmes, Sr. and Martha Ann Haslem. He Married Emma Southam March 21, 1898 in Vernal, Uintah, Utah. His father Charles HOLMES Sr. at age 17 and his family came to Utah with the Thomas E. Ricks Company in 1866.
OBITUARY Vernal Express, March 22, 1951
VALLEY PIONEERS ANSWER CALL AFTER LIFETIMES OF SERVICE
Funeral services will be conducted by Harold Hullinger in the Vernal Second Ward Chapel Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Friday at 2 p.m. for Charles Holmes, 78, who died at his home here Monday, March 19 at 5:45 p.m. after a lingering illness.
Friends may call at the Vernal Mortuary all day Thursday and at the family home Friday prior to services. Burial will be in the Vernal Memorial Park Cemetery.
Mr. Holmes was born in Salt Lake City, November 6, 1872, the son of Charles and Martha Ann Haslem Holmes.
He came to Ashley Valley at the age of fourteen years, leaving the home of his paternal grandfather in Big Cottonwood Canyon and traveling with John Neilson and others coming to the Uintah Basin.
He herded sheep for S. R. Bennion until he was 21 at which time he took up a homestead on Ashley Creek and engaged in farming and livestock raising, trading his produce for supplies at the local stores.
He bagan freighting between Price and Vernal from 190 until 1925 when the stores paid "store pay" and freighters slept under the snow in their bed rolls. Mr. Holmes had many interesting and exciting experiences during this period.
Mr. Holmes met Emma Southam while she was living on the homestead of her mother, Mrs. Catherine Southam, on Ashley Creek. They were married March 21, 1898 in Vernal. He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.
Surviving besides his widow are four daughters, Mrs. Nelson Weeks, Mrs. Sterling Rasmussen, Vernal; Mrs. Victor Bascom, Jerome, Idaho; Mrs. Venice Coltharp, Rangely, Colorado; three sons, George A. Holmes, William Kenneth Holmes, Vernal; James Lynn Homes, Cameron, Montana; two sisters, Mrs. Carrie Harnish, Los Angeles, California; Mrs. Bessie Mowrey, Yakima, Washington; two brothers, William Holmes, Sr., Vernal; George Holmes, Nampa, Idaho; 12 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
-Vernal Express, March 22, 1951, transcribed by Rhonda Holton
Charles Holmes (1847 - 1912)
Martha Ann Haslem Holmes (1853 - 1904)
Emma Southam Holmes (1879 - 1955)
Catherine Emma Holmes (1898 - 1900)*
Charles Melvin Holmes (1902 - 1907)*
Jessie Holmes Weeks (1904 - 1984)*
Gladys Eliza Holmes Bascom (1906 - 1990)*
George Albert Holmes (1908 - 1980)*
Melva Holmes Rasmussen (1913 - 2003)*
William Kenneth Holmes (1915 - 1969)*
Vernal Memorial Park
Plot: GRV3011 Vernal BH81.00 Vernal L3 S1 Lot 1
Created by: Gary Mowrey
Record added: Aug 20, 2006
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