Biography of David Corwin Holmes





Holmes, David Corwin, p. o. Darien, N. Y., a prominent farmer of Genesee county, is a son of Mansfield and Clara (Orcutt) Holmes, and was born in the town of Fulton, Schoharie county, N. Y., November 9, 1833. He received his education in the common schools and Schoharie Seminary, and taught school for three terms, after which he settled in the town of Darien and engaged in farming. His father died when he was eleven years of age, and he and his brothers were compelled to make their own way in the world, besides caring for their mother and sisters, thus early learning by experience the practical duties of life, which education has not been without its good results. Mr. Holmes is interested in his town's welfare and progress, and has held the offices of collector and justice of the peace at different times for eleven years; he is a member of North Alexander Grange and of the Presbyterian Church at Corfu, N. Y. On December 28, 1859, Mr. Holmes was married to Elizabeth, daughter of Robert and Nancy (Ward) McDonald. They had four children: Sylvester, who was married to Mona Crennell of Rochester; Ella M., married to Samuel Osborne of Elmira; Clara, wife of Ralph W. North of Alexander; and Effie M., who died on September 6, 1881.



Source:
Our County and it's people
A descriptive work on Genesee County, New York
Edited by: F. W. Beers
J.W. Vose & Co., Publishers, Syracuse, N. Y. 1890

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