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John Jacob Holmes

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John Jacob Holmes Veteran

Birth
Carroll County, Ohio, USA
Death
25 Feb 1889 (aged 55)
Burial
Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa, USA Add to Map
Plot
Lot 19
Memorial ID
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Civil War Veteran
Missouri

Age 55
A marble cutter at the Sterling Company on College Street, he was elected mayor of Iowa City in 1882 on the Republican ticket.
(Courtesy of Bobby Jett #47674837)

the present popular and efficient mayor of Iowa City, was born December 28, 1833, in Leesburg, Carroll county, Ohio. He was married October 30, 1858 to Miss Sarah Bodley of Newton, Iowa. They had three children: Maggie, Charles and Bertie. He settled in Iowa City in June 1863. He is engaged in the marble business at No 116 East College Street. Junior member of the firm J W Sterling & Co., a republican in politics, was alderman of the city for three years, and was elected mayor in April 1882. He is a member of the A. O. U. W. of Iowa CIty and of the L & H of Iowa City, also of the American L of H. He was living in Hannibal Missouri when the war broke out and was a member of a company of independent scouts, and served under General Hulburt, on special service at Lexington, MO, during which service he lost his health and was not able to continue in the service of his country. He settled in Iowa City in June, 1863, and has been prosperous in business and has grown popular with the people, as is evidenced by the fact that he was elected mayor on the republican ticket in April 1882, over on e of Iowa City's most successful and popular democrat mayors, and the people will not be inclined to "swap horses in the middle of the stream," but elect Mayor Holmes for a second term.
---A History of Johnson County, p. 845

Civil War Veteran
Missouri

Age 55
A marble cutter at the Sterling Company on College Street, he was elected mayor of Iowa City in 1882 on the Republican ticket.
(Courtesy of Bobby Jett #47674837)

the present popular and efficient mayor of Iowa City, was born December 28, 1833, in Leesburg, Carroll county, Ohio. He was married October 30, 1858 to Miss Sarah Bodley of Newton, Iowa. They had three children: Maggie, Charles and Bertie. He settled in Iowa City in June 1863. He is engaged in the marble business at No 116 East College Street. Junior member of the firm J W Sterling & Co., a republican in politics, was alderman of the city for three years, and was elected mayor in April 1882. He is a member of the A. O. U. W. of Iowa CIty and of the L & H of Iowa City, also of the American L of H. He was living in Hannibal Missouri when the war broke out and was a member of a company of independent scouts, and served under General Hulburt, on special service at Lexington, MO, during which service he lost his health and was not able to continue in the service of his country. He settled in Iowa City in June, 1863, and has been prosperous in business and has grown popular with the people, as is evidenced by the fact that he was elected mayor on the republican ticket in April 1882, over on e of Iowa City's most successful and popular democrat mayors, and the people will not be inclined to "swap horses in the middle of the stream," but elect Mayor Holmes for a second term.
---A History of Johnson County, p. 845

Gravesite Details

Grave location/dates from 1930s WPA Graves Registration Survey



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