Biography of Miss Eva A. Holmes
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MISS EVA ALICE HOLMES.
In the list of Napa county's successful citizens, stands Miss Eva Alice Holmes, the able and popular superintendent of schools for Napa County. The life history of this estimable and efficient educator most happily illustrates the attainment of definite aims by faithful and continued effort. Her career has been dignified and womanly, her manner unaffected, and her actions, springing from a heart filled with love and an altruistic sentiment for humanity, have been a blessing to all who have come within the range of her influence.

Miss Holmes was born in Breckenridge, Colorado, and is the daughter of William and Alice (Westwood) Holmes. In her young girlhood the family came to California, locating in Tuolumne county, where and in Napa county she secured a thorough public school education. She was ambitious and at length received a license to teach school, a vocation for which she is peculiarly adapted by natural gifts and mental training, and thereafter fora number of years she was engaged in teaching in the public schools of this county. Her success and proficiency as a teacher attracted public attention and in 1922 she was elected county superintendent of schools, which responsible and exacting position she has continued to fill to the entire satisfaction of the people of the county. She possesses not only a thorough and intimate knowledge of the public school branches of study, but in the administration of the affairs of her office she exhibits executive and administrative ability of a high order. She is eminently practical in her ideas, up to date in her methods, and keeps closely in touch with the most advanced ideas relative to education. Quiet and unassuming, she nevertheless possesses marked force of character and has consistently insisted on the maintenance of the highest possible standards in the schools of the county. In this she has the loyal and earnest cooperation of the school boards and teachers of the county, among whom her efforts have been duly appreciated.

Miss Holmes is a member of the Business and Professional Women's Club, of the Napa Grange and of the Order of the Eastern Star. Politically, she is not bound to any political party, but maintains an independent attitude, preferring to vote according to the dictates of her own judgment. She is amiable and agreeable, moves in the best social circles of the community and is very popular among those with whom she associates.

From:
History of Solano County, California
BY: Marguerite Hune
and Napa County, California
BY: Harry Lawrence Gunn
The S. J. Clarke Publishing Co.
Chicago 1926


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