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Mrs. Frances C. Holmes

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Mrs. Frances C. Holmes Died at Her Home Near Dexter Saturday Evening.

Frances Cornelia, relict of the late Samuel W. Holmes, residing east of the village of Dexter, died Saturday evening from the effects of the grip. The funeral services will be held at her late residence tomorrow at 1 o'clock. The interment will take place at Dexter.

Mrs. Holmes was 78 years of age, the daughter of G. W. and Amelia (Boles) Peters, natives of Massachusetts, and of English descent. She with her parents and brother George A. Peters, of Scio, came to the county in 1826 and helped the family carve out a home in the wilderness. At that time Indians were frequent visitors at the homes. In 1838 she married Samuel W. Holmes, son of John and Elizabeth (Wygant) Holmes, of New York, also early pioneers of the county. Mr. Holmes had learned the carpenter trade and worked in Ohio and Ann Arbor before his marriage. He died 10 years ago. Five children, Harmon S.,a well known merchant, of Chelsea, Mrs. R. O. Copeland and Mrs. William Martin, of Dexter, Mrs. John J. Tuomey, of Detroit, and Mrs, R. D. Walker, of Dexter, and 11 grandchildren, of which Dr. R. S. Copeland, of the homeopathic department, is one. Mrs. Holmes was a very bright and interesting lady. She was an experienced courageous horsewoman who did not hesitate until within the past few months to drive and manage spirited animals that even her grandsons were afraid to control. Her large circle of relatives and friends will greatly miss Mrs. Holmes.