Frederick Holmes Junior


Frederick Walter K Holmes junior was born 21st August 1873 in Brooklyn.

He followed his father in the Holmes and Sons gold and silver pencil making business.

He married Frances Stephenson McCord, daughter of James Edwin McCord and Susan Stephenson on 19 Jan 1911 in New York.

Frederick died on 7th Apr 1955 at his home in Great Neck, Long Island, and Frances died Jan 1978 in Williamstown, Massachusetts.

They had one son, William Stephenson Holmes, born 10th Apr 1914 in Brooklyn, and died 10th Aug 1979 at Berkshire Medical Centre, Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA. He married Julia Margaret Carson on 7th Sep 1940, the bride’s father Rev Edward John Carlson performed the wedding, at Van Nest Presbyterian Church, The Bronx, New York, USA. He was an engineer with Wright Aeronautical and Western Electric, developing spacecraft while at the latter.

They had four children: -

William Stephenson Holmes’s obituary from the New York Times 10.8.1979


HOLMES - William Stephenson of Williamstown,  Mass, and Wolfeboro, N.H., died August 10, Berkshire Medical Center, Pittsfield, Mass. Former partner F.W. Holmes and Son, W&I Street, engineer with Wright Aeronautical, Paterson N.J., 20 years Western Electric, engineer developing spacecraft. Born Flatbush, Brooklyn, April 10, 1914, educated Eagle Brook School, Deerfield, Mass., Choate Academy, Wallingford, Conn. Yale University, Brooklyn Polytechnical Institute. Survived by his wife, former Margaret Carson, two sons Dr. Frederick Carson Holmes of Fairfax, Vt., and Wolfeboro, NH, and William Stephenson Holmes of Heidelberg. Germany, and Alexandria, Va. Two daughters, Margaret Elizabeth Finkbeiner of Milford, Conn., and Wolfeboro, N.H. and Ellen Frances Holmes, at home. Funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family. No calling hours, in lieu of flowers friends may send remembrances to the American Cancer Society in Mr. Holmes’s memory.

Frederick Carson Holmes, born 7.2.1942

William Stephenson Holmes, born 23.1.1945

Margaret Elizabeth Holmes, born 2.9.1947

Ellen Frances Holmes born 25.7.1957

William Stephenson Holmes (Bill) was in touch with me.

I recently (2019) discovered his death in 2013

From the Pocono Record


Jan 3, 2014 at 12:01 AM

William S. Holmes Jr., 68, of Mount Pocono, died unexpectedly Monday, Dec. 30, 2013. He was the husband of Dorothea L. (McInerney) Holmes.

Born in Paterson, N.J., he was the son of the late William S. Holmes Sr. and Margaret (Carson) Holmes-Horn.

A veteran of the U.S. Army, he retired after 20 honorable years of service, providing strategic planning, policy development and execution of lifecycle maintenance for medical material in support of the U.S. Army.

In addition to his wife, Dorothea, he is survived by a son, William S. Holmes III and his wife, Terry, of Ashburn, Va.; a daughter, Kerry Lynn Holmes of Mount Pocono; a brother, Dr. Fredrick Holmes and his wife, Joyce, of Fairfax, Vt.; two sisters, Margaret Gohegan and her husband, John, of Wolfeboro, N.H., and Ellen Holmes-Henry and her husband, Kevin, of Jefferson, Vt.; and his four grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his infant daughter, Kerry Anna Holmes.

Cremation was entrusted to the Bolock Funeral Home Crematory. Private graveside services will be held at Arlington National Cemetery.

Bolock Funeral Home

6148 Paradise Valley Road, Cresco



And from

MOUNT POCONO, PA. - A man who was known to walk everywhere was found dead Monday near railroad tracks in Monroe County, officials said.

William S. Holmes Jr., of Mount Pocono, was discovered by a hiker about 10 feet from the tracks on Phoebe Snow Road around 3:45 p.m., the county's coroner, Bob Allen, said.

It appears Holmes, 68, tripped over a log and impaled himself when he fell into heavy brush, Allen said.

The body had been there for several days and was frozen solid, said Allen, who noted that a forensic autopsy is scheduled for Wednesday to determine the cause of death.









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