George Holmes (1910 - 1986)

ADVERTISEMENT BY ANCESTRY.COM

Summary

George Holmes’s biography is built and maintained by people like you. Create an online profile of George so that his life is remembered forever. If any factual information is incorrect, please edit George’s biography.

George Holmes Biography & Family History

This genealogy profile is dedicated to the life and ancestry of George Holmes and his immediate Holmes family. Add to George Holmes's genealogy page to share your memories & historical research with his family and other genealogy hobbyists.

Birth

Death

Cause of death

There is no cause of death listed for George.

Burial / Funeral

Do you know the final resting place - gravesite in a cemetery or location of cremation - of George Holmes? Add burial and funeral information.

Obituary

Last Known Residence

Benton, Yazoo County, Mississippi

Average Age

Life Expectancy

Family

Add family members

Education

Did George finish grade school, get a GED, go to high school, get a college degree or masters? What schools or universities did George attend? Add education.

Professions

Share what George did for a living or if he had a career or profession. Add Profession.

Military Service

It is unknown if George Holmes is a military veteran.

Middle name

Unknown. Add middle name

Surnames

Ethnicity

Unknown. Add George's ethnicity.

Nationality

Unknown. Add George's nationality.

Religion

Unknown. Was George a religious man? Add George’s religion

Gender

Male

Family Photos

Pictures really do say a thousand words. Add photos of George during various points of his life.

Timeline

1910 - In the year that George Holmes was born, the Mexican revolution began. Dictator Porfirio Díaz had ruled for 35 years and was nationally unpopular. When elections were held in 1910 and a rigged election kept Diaz in office. The uprising began - and lasted for another 10 years.

1934 - When he was 24 years old, on June 6th, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission was formed as a response to the stock market crash of 1929 and the continuing Great Depression. Previously, the states regulated the offering and sales of stocks - called "blue sky" laws. They were largely ineffective. Roosevelt created a group (one member was Joseph Kennedy, father of the future President Kennedy) who knew Wall Street well and they defined the mission and operating mode for the SEC. The new organization had broad and stringent rules and oversight and restored public confidence in the stock market in the United States.

1935 - When he was 25 years old, on September 8th, Louisiana Senator Huey Long was shot by Dr. Carl Weiss. Weiss was shot and killed immediately by Long's bodyguards - Long died two days later from his injuries. Long had received many death threats previously, as well as threats against his family. He was a powerful and controversial figure in Louisiana politics (and probably gained power through multiple criminal acts). His opponents became frustrated with their attempts to oust him and Dr. Weiss was the son-in-law of one of those opponents. His funeral was attended by 200,000 mourners.

1972 - By the time he was 62 years old, on September 5th, the Palestinian terrorist group Black September, with the assistance of German neo-nazis, kidnapped and killed 11 Israeli athletes at the Olympic Games in Munich. The attackers crept into the Olympic Village and abducted the athletes while they were sleeping. A German policeman was also killed.

1986 - In the year of George Holmes's passing, on January 28th, the space shuttle Challenger exploded 73 seconds after launch. All seven crew members died. The cause of the explosion was later found to be a failed O-ring. The O-ring failure was due to the unusually cold conditions at Cape Canaveral.

George Holmes Family Tree

Who was George’s parents? Did he get married and did they have children? Share George’s family tree to share his legacy and genealogy pedigree.

George's Family
Add a parent
Add a parent
George Holmes
Add a partner
Add a child
Add a sibling

You can add or remove people from George's family tree by clicking here.

Obituary

This obit of George Holmes is updated by the community. Edit this biography to contribute to his obituary. Include details such as cemetery, burial, newspaper obituary and grave or marker inscription if available.

George Holmes passed away in November 1986 at age 76. No cause of death has been listed. He was born on October 30, 1910. We are unaware of information about George's surviving family. We know that George Holmes had been residing in Benton, Yazoo County, Mississippi.

Memories

What do you remember about George Holmes? Share your memories of special moments and stories you have heard about him. Or just leave a comment to show the world that George is remembered.

Write a comment

Other Records of George Holmes

ADVERTISEMENT BY ANCESTRY.COM

Other Biographies

Sources