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Edward A. Holmes
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Birth: 1844
Suffolk County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Jun. 20, 1890
Suffolk County
Massachusetts, USA

CIVIL WAR VETERAN, C 26 New York Cav., D 5 Mass Inf.

Son of Samuel and Mary A. (?) Holmes. He was the youngest sibling of Samuel F., Mary J., George W., and Albert B. Holmes. Edward was husband of Ella R. (Goodspeed), whom he married before 1875, probably in Massachusetts. Ella survived him until 1928. Five children were born to them: Frank Goodspeed Holmes, Etta B., EdithAda L., Hattie B., and Bessie M. Holmes.

While he was single, he served in the Civil War, in C 26 New York Cavalry, and D 5 Mass. Infantry.

Per the 1880 Census Boston, Suffolk, MA and the 1890 Boston, MA Directory, Edward was employed as a milkman.

His great-granddaughter was told that Edward met his death when he fell into a tar pit or a vat of tar.

[His son and daughter-in-law, Frank Goodspeed and Agnes Louise (Rock) Holmes, were my maternal Great-Granduncle and Great-Grandaunt.]

Woodlawn Cemetery
Middlesex County
Massachusetts, USA
Plot: #55 Astral Place, Range 9
Created by: Donna Blair
Record added: Jul 08, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 28138927
Edward A. Holmes
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Edward A. Holmes
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Now I feel abit more whole in my life having some info on you and I can see that your son inherited 'alot' of your good qualities in him.
- Audrey
 Added: Jul. 9, 2008
The city of Boston put on a fantastic fireworks display from the Charles River for this July 4th! May you rest in peace, Edward. You are not forgotten.
- Donna Blair
 Added: Jul. 9, 2008

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