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Holmes, John C.


Age: 34, credited to Springfield, VT
Unit(s): 1st VT CAV
Service: comn 2LT, Co. C, 1st VT CAV, 10/16/61 (11/1/61), resgd 4/16/62

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Birth: 04/22/1827, Unknown
Death: 07/26/1881

Burial: Summer Hill Cemetery, Springfield, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Joie Finley Morris +

Findagrave Memorial #: 0
(There may be a Findagrave Memorial, but we have not recorded it)


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 6/1/1880; widow Rebecca S., 6/29/1885, VT
Portrait?: History of Springfield, Vermont, off-site
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
(If there are state digraphs above, this soldier spent some time in a state or national soldiers' home in that state after the war)

Remarks: None


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Summer Hill Cemetery, Springfield, VT

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Hubbard & Dartt;
History of Springfield, Vermont, off-site


JOHN C. HOLMES, son of John and Hepsey (Cutter) Holmes, was b. at Springfield, April 2, 1827. He enlisted in the army and served as 2d lieutenant of Co. E, First Vermont Cavalry. From 1863 to 1874 he was employed in the Post Office Department at Washington, D. C, and during the last years of the war rendered efficient aid and comfort to many of the Vermont soldiers in hospitals in and around Washington. He afterwards engaged in manufacturing in Springfield (see John C. Holmes & Co.), where he d. July 26, 1884.

He m. 1st, Marcia Kimball, daughter of George and Abigail (Bisbee) Kimball, Ch.:
I. Otto Kimball, d. at the age of 9 years.
He m. 2d, Rebecca Safford, daughter of Noah and Nancy (Tower) Safford. Ch.:
II. Henry Bigelow, b. in Washington, D. C, May 12, 1868. He is secretary and treasurer of the John C. Holmes Manufacturing Co. and of the Springfield Electric Light Co., and president of the Springfield Village Corporation. He m. June 4, 1890, Evelyn M. Quimby, daughter of Curtis and Martha (Gallagher) Quimby of Lyndon, Vt.

Source: Hubbard & Dartt; History of Springfield, Vermont, off-site