|Birth: ||Nov., 1875|
|Death: ||Dec. 16, 1902|
New York, USA
Brooklyn Daily Eagle,
Wed., Dec. 17, 1902, Pg. 9, Col. 4
Dejected By Failure To Effect Reconciliation, Holmes Drank Fatal Draught Of Poison.
__Charles Holmes, a painter, who lived with his mother at 1,542 Bergen street, is a suicide. A quarrel between him and his young and pretty wife (Eva), which she refused to overlook, was the cause. Holmes was married about five years ago and a bright little girl (Jeanne) of 4 years made his married life an ideal one until a year ago. Then he and his better half had a disagreement and she left his home. Later that quarrel was patched up and she returned to him, but the renewal of happiness was not for long, for soon afterward she again left his home.
__This was early in the spring and she went to live with a Mrs. Smith at 1,125 St Mark's avenue, which is almost directly behind the Holmes residence. Many times her husband went to her and besought her to return, but each time she refused, maintaining that life with her child was far happier, without him to complete the household. Of late, it is said, she refused to see him at all when he went to beg her to return once more to the old days. Yesterday afternoon about 5 o'clock Holmes went to Mrs. Smith's house and asked to see his wife. She sent back word by Mrs. Smith that she did not care to see him. Disconsolate, dejected and disappointed, Holmes went to a nearby drug store, purchased a two ounce bottle of carbolic acid and then returned to the Smith house. Going into the back yard, where his wife might look out from her apartments in the rear of the house and see him, he took the fatal draught, emptying the bottle of its contents.
__Walking to the front of the house, he encountered Frederick Holm, who also lives in the Smith house.
__"Fred, I've just taken a dose of carbolic acid," said Holmes.
__"Where?" asked Holm.
__"In the back yard, under my wife's window," answered Holmes.
__Holm wanted to take the man around to a doctor's in the neighborhood, but he refused to go. Instead, both men walked to St. Mary's Hospital, fully three blocks away. Dr. Costello attended to Holmes, but in spite of all he could do the man died about ten minutes after he entered the building. The Coroner was notified of Holmes' death and his mother said she would take the body and give it a proper burial. The wife didn't appear to grieve much over her husband's death last night, and it is intimated that she will not attend the funeral.
Henry Holmes (1833 - ____)
Mary Holmes (1847 - 1919)
Cypress Hills Cemetery
New York, USA
Created by: Frank Holmes
Record added: Jul 07, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 54608157
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