Biography of James Holmes
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JAMES HOLMES, son of John and Evaline Holmes, of Apalachin was born in that village December 8, 1845. He was educated in the public schools of Apalachin and in 1862 attended Eastman's business college at Poughkeepsie, N. Y. In 1865 he started in life in the mercantile business at Apalachin which he continued until 1869. Mr. Holmes traveled in the west for two years and on his return in 1872 received an appointment in the New York State Insurance Department at Albany. He continued in that office until 1882 and in 1884 went west to South Dakota where he remained two years. On his return to Apalachin in 1885 he entered extensively in the lumbering and milling business which he continues today. In the fall of 1885 he was elected commissioner of highways and served until 1891. Mr. Holmes was postmaster of the state senate at Albany in 1890 and 1891. On May 1895, he was appointed state fish and game protecter which office he now holds: Mr. Holmes is a member of Friendship Lodge, F. & A. M., at Owego, and of Els-Kwa-Ta-Wa Tribe, I. O. R. M. of Apalachin. On September 10, 1869, he was married with Louise Camp, a daughter of Asa and Margarette Camp, of Owego. Mrs. Holmes was born February 21, 1847.

From:
OUR COUNTY AND ITS PEOPLE
A MEMORIAL HISOTRY OF TIOGA COUNTY
NEW YORK
EDITED BY: LEROY W. KINGMAN
W. A. FERGUSSON & CO. ELMIRA, N. Y., 189?


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