Milo Holmes

Milo Holmes

Birth
Death 23 Nov 1944 (aged 92)
Burial Van Zandt County, Texas, USA
Memorial ID 164018613 · View Source
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Milo Holmes was the father of Leila Holmes wife of Nelse B. Brookins. Census records for Leila Holmes Brookins state that her father was born in Alabama.
Milo Holmes is listed in the 1900 United States Federal Census:
o Age: 49
o Birth Date: Sep 1850
o Birthplace: Alabama
o Home in 1900: Justice Precinct 2, Van Zandt, Texas
o Race: Black
o Gender: Male
o Relation to Head of House: Head
o Marital Status: Married
o Spouse's Name: Harriet Holmes
o Marriage Year: 1870
o Years Married: 30
o Father's Birthplace: Alabama
o Mother's Birthplace: Alabama
The name of the wife, Harriet does not match with the name Rhoda Johnson that was given on the death certificate of Leila Holmes Brookins in 1951; Harriet Holmes may be another marriage perhaps after the death of Rhoda Johnson Brookins.

Milo Holmes was found in the 1920 United States Federal Census with what appears to be a third wife:
o Name: Milo Holmes
o Age: 65
o Birth Year: abt 1855
o Birthplace: Alabama
o Home in 1920: Justice Precinct 2, Van Zandt, Texas
o House Number: Farm
o Race: Black
o Gender: Male
o Relation to Head of House: Head
o Marital Status: Married
o Spouse's Name: Anna Holmes
o Father's Birthplace: Alabama
o Mother's Birthplace: Alabama
A young man named Miles Holmes was located in the 1870 census If this record is actually Milo Holmes then two more generations can possibly be added to the family tree. Smith County, Texas is close enough to Van Zandt and Henderson to be a possible match with Milo Holmes. The household is listed as follows:
o Miles Holmes
o in the 1870 United States Federal Census
o Name: Miles Holmes
o Age in 1870: 18
o Birth Year: abt 1852
o Birthplace: Alabama
o Home in 1870: Starrville Beat, Smith, Texas
o Race: Black
o Gender: Male
o Post Office: Starrville
o Value of real estate: Roger owned land worth $775 which is significant
o Household Members:
 Name Age
 Roger Holmes 51 [possible father of Milo Holmes]
 Nancy Holmes 42 [possible mother]
 Abraham Holmes 20
 Miles Holmes 18 [the age is right for this to be Milo]
 Mary Holmes 17
 Sterling Holmes 13
 Abraham Holmes 75 [possible grandfather]
 Catharine Holmes 70 [possible grandmother]
 Gathly Holmes 17
 Willis Holmes 18

Milo Holmes was located in the Texas Death Certificate database.
o Name: Milo Holmes
o Birth Date: 1852
o Birth Place: Texas
o Gender: Male
o Race: Negro (Black)
o Residence: Eustace, Van Zandt, Texas
o Age at Death: 92
o Death Date: 23 Nov 1944
o Death Place: Precinct 2, Van Zandt, Texas, USA

The informant on this death certificate was N.B. Brookins, residing on Route #2 Eustace, Texas. This appears to be a possible match for Nelse Brookins, his son-in-law. The signature of N.B. Brookins is found on this document. The place of burial was Big Rock Cemetery on 25 November 1944. The informant did not know the name of the parents of Milo Holmes. Milo was divorced at the time of his death. The residence of Milo Holmes was also Route #2 Eustace in Van Zandt County so he may have been either living close to his daughter and son-in-law or in the same home at the time of death. The death certificate also says that Milo Holmes resided in the vicinity of Eustace for 40 years.


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  • Created by: Nick Cimino
  • Added: 6 Jun 2016
  • Find A Grave Memorial 164018613
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Milo Holmes (Sep 1852–23 Nov 1944), Find A Grave Memorial no. 164018613, citing Big Rock Cemetery, Van Zandt County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Nick Cimino (contributor 47008007) .