JOURNAL AND REPUBLICAN
Lowville, Lewis Co., NY
Thursday, 6 January 1910
PORT LEYDEN, Jan. 5.—At her home on Douglass street about three o'clock Monday morning occurred the death of Esther Ann Alford, beloved wife of George P. Holmes, after an illness of only about an hour. The immediate cause of her death being oedema of the heart. Mrs. Holmes was the daughter of Duane and Angeline Alford and was born in Turin. Her age was 63 years, 5 months and 3 days.
January 25, 1865, she was married at Turin to George P. Holmes, where they lived for six years, moving thence to New Bremen, about five or six years after going to Otisco, Onondaga county to reside. Seventeen years ago they moved to Castorland, and after a three years' residence in that place came to Port Leyden, where they have since made their home.
Mrs. Holmes was a member of the Methodist church of this village, taking an active part in all church work so far as her frail health would permit. She was also a charter member of Port Leyden Grange.
She will be greatly missed by a large circle of friends, to whom she was endeared by her kindly ways. Those who knew her best loved her most.
Beside her husband she is survived by the following children: Mrs. J.C. Rossman, of Mohawk; Clark G. and Arthur E. Holmes, of Syracuse; Brayton A. Holmes, of Oswego; Charles Holmes, of Port Leyden; one stepson, William Holmes, also of this place, and eleven grandchildren. One brother also survives, Carleton Alford, of Covelo, Cal.
The funeral was held on Wednesday at 1:30 from her late home, Rev. W.R. Helms and Rev. W.C. Falconer officiating; interment in Port Leyden cemetery.
George Perry Holmes
1842–1918 (m. 1865)
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