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Lewis Phin Holmes
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Birth: May 22, 1857
Adair County
Missouri, USA
Death: Feb. 10, 1940
La Plata
Macon County
Missouri, USA

Name on cemetery stone: L. PHIN HOLMES

LA PLATA HOME PRESS, La Plata, Missouri
February 15, 1940
---Lewis Phin Holmes, a barber in La Plata for more than fifty years, died at his home here Saturday night at 11:30. He was 82 years of age and was born near Gibbs. His death was caused by pneumonia which he contracted a week before his death. His health had been impaired since last summer when he suffered a heat stroke.
---Mr. Holmes was born May 22, 1857, a son of Wallace and Melinda Roberts Holmes. He came to La Plata more than sixty yers ago and followed his trade as a carpenter for several years. He was associated with J. L. McKinstry in a barber shop for more than fifty years, but gave up his work about a year ago.
---On December 21, 1886 he was married to Mary Ann Burch at Love Lake, the ceremony being performed by the late Rev. W. H. Johnson.
---Mr. Holmes leaves his widow and two children, Herbert P. Holmes of the Holmes Jewelry Store and Miss Hazel Holmes, teacher in the Kansas City, Kansas schools. He also leaves one sister, Mrs. Etta Reynor of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Six brothers and sisters preceded him in death.
---Funeral services were held at the family home here Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock, conducted by the Rev. Fred L. Hudson, pastor of the Community Presbyterian church. Burial was made in the La Plata cemetery.
---Mr. Holmes had been a member of the Community Presbyterian church for more than forty years.
---Everyone knew Phin Holmes and he always had a work for all and a wave of his had to passerby was his greeting after his retirement and his health failed. He will be sadly missed by his family and friends.
Family links: 
  William Wallace Holmes (1830 - 1877)
  Malinda Ann Roberts Holmes (1834 - 1906)
  Mary Ann Burch Holmes (1864 - 1958)
  Herbert Paul Holmes (1888 - 1982)*
  M. Hazel Holmes (1889 - 1972)*
  Quiller Holmes*
  Albert H. Holmes (1853 - 1897)*
  Harvey Parker Holmes (1856 - 1916)*
  Lewis Phin Holmes (1857 - 1940)
  Agrilla D. Holmes (1859 - 1873)*
  John Samuel Holmes (1862 - 1935)*
  Queen E. Holmes Reyner (1863 - ____)*
*Calculated relationship
La Plata Cemetery
La Plata
Macon County
Missouri, USA
Plot: Hastings Block 4 Row 11
Created by: Farm Girl from Mo.
Record added: Nov 30, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 62334443
Lewis Phin Holmes
Added by: Farm Girl from Mo.
Lewis Phin Holmes
Added by: Farm Girl from Mo.
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