Biography of Franklin Holmes
FROM OUR COUNTY AND ITS PEOPLE
A DESCRIPTIVE AND BIOGRAPHICAL RECORD
OF SARATOGA COUNTY, NEW YORK
PREPARED AND PUBLISHED UNDER THE AUSPICES OF THE SARATOGIAN
THE BOSTON HISTORY COMPANY, PUBLISHERS 1899

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Holmes, Franklin, was born at Verona, October 7, 1844. a son of Henry and Louisa (Hodges) Holmes. His parents left Verona when he was not quite two years old and settled in Greenfield, Saratoga county. He learned the art of glass blowing in Greenfleld and it has been his life's business. In 1865 he came to Saratoga and in 1883 became superintendent of the Congress Bottle Works; in 1888 he resigned this position but again became superintendent in 1893 and still fills this position, besides performing other duties for the Congress Spring Company. Mr. Holmes married Alma Augusta Lamb, who died in 1889. leaving three children: Lena (deceased), Jessie (Mrs. Nicholas Miller), and Albert, who was graduated from the Saratoga High School in June, 1898.


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