Thursday, August 11, 2016

Mother of Charles Holmes Called

The Daily Ypsilanti Press published on Tuesday, August 10 1926.

     Mrs. Amanda G. Holmes, nearly 95 year’s old, pioneer resident of this vicinity, died of old age at the home of her son, Charles M. Holmes, 512 West Cross Street at 5 o’clock this morning. She had been confined to bed since December. She would have been 95 September 1.
     Mrs. Holmes will be buried Friday afternoon in Highland cemetery beside her father, mother, sister, and husband. Services will be from Mr. And Mrs. Holmes residence where she died at 2 o’clock.
     Mrs. Holmes was born on a farm on Packard Road, now owned by Mrs. Jams Beakey, Ypsilanti, near the city limits. When she was six months old, her father and mother, Mr. And Mrs. Jonathan G. Morton, moved to a farm two miles south of Ypsilanti. In 1824 Mr. Morton opened the first store in Ypsilanti, located where the Ypsilanti Press now stands.
     On the farm south of the city, Mrs. Holmes spent the rest of the life, except the last four years during which she lived with her son in Ypsilanti. She was married nearly 55 years ago to James R. Holmes, whose father owned he farm adjoining the Morton farm. Charles M. Holmes was their only child.
         Mr. Holmes was active during the Civil War, making first aid material for use in caring for the soldiers.

     Deceased is survived by her son, one grandson, Glyn Holmes, Ypsilanti, a nephew, Frank Sessions, Detroit, and two nieces, Mrs. Helsel and Mrs. Oursler, Odeholt, Iowa. Her husband, James R. Holmes, died four years ago last May, at the age of 85 years.

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