Martha (Lewis) Holmes Photos

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This is my mother, Martha Lewis Holmes, on her 80th birthday in 1957. My folks had left Hammonton when they closed the company town down to dredge it up for the Yuba Consolidated Goldfields. My brother-in-law moved them to a house outside of Yuba City. Mama didn't like it being so far away from town. My father had a big garden and tool shed which he enjoyed.
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Mar 9, 1877 - Unknown
Added Nov 23, 2002 by: Bethel Holmes
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My sister Verna brought Mama up to Lake Tahoe to visit the year after my father died. Mama & I always had a good time together. One time, I took Mama to Woodrow Jang's store in Marysville & found 3 nice dresses for Mama. Verna couldn't get her to buy any. I bought my outfit at Joanne's in Walnut Creek. I liked the clothes she carried.
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Added Dec 11, 2002 by: Bethel Holmes
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At Uncle Charlie's Holtz Ranch. I use to stay with Aunt Alma part of every summer. Ceta & Verna rarely went. I played with cousin Sheldon & the ranch hand's kids. At Aunt Cora's, I use to play with the Japanese kids of the orchird workers. They didn't speak English & they grew up & bought the ranches in Auburn. Sheldon & I use to go dances in their Model T Ford at Rock Creek.
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Mar 9, 1877 - Unknown
Added Sep 2, 2002 by: Bethel Holmes
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A photo of our mothers-in-law, Martha Homes and Anna Belle Van Tassel, during our vacation to California, we were able to be with my husbands mother for her birthday. We took her up to the redwoods for the day. This is my mother Martha Lewis Holmes with Van's mother, Rev Anna Belle Aldridge Van Tassel, at her sister Katie's house in Oakland.
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Mar 9, 1877 - Unknown
Added Aug 26, 2002 by: Bethel Holmes
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Frankfort, KY on the Capitol grounds. My parents came back to Indiana when my husband returned from a business trip. Ceta took a train & stopped on her way to Virginia. We took my folks to the Kentucky Derby. This was taken on a trip through Kentucky & southern Indiana. Martha & Ceta Holmes, Bethel & stepchildren Richard & Janice, Sandy & Pitou.
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Mar 9, 1877 - Unknown
Added Aug 25, 2002 by: Bethel Holmes
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These are my parents, Emery and Martha Lewis Holmes, in Reno. They were visiting Mama's sister, my Aunt Belle Drappo. Mama always wore a hat. She use to make hats professionally before she married.
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Added Aug 6, 2002 by: Bethel Holmes
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When Dad left the railroad, he took a job with Yuba Consolidated in Hammonton. We lived next door to Aunt Lou in the part of town that had a lot of vines known as Jungletown. This is Dad & Mama (Emery & Martha Holmes), our dog Kid, Aunt Lou Briggs, Elberta Briggs & myself (with bow), Lucy Hoffman & Mrs. Hunt. I remember it being taken.
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Added May 19, 2002 by: Bethel Holmes
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This is my mother Martha Lewis Homes & her sister Lula Lewis Briggs at their town reunion standing in front of the Post Office. It was a gold dredging town & everyone had to move so they could dredge the town itself. They had a reunion today (May 18, 2002) and my son Jan attended.
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Mar 9, 1877 - Unknown
Added May 18, 2002 by: Bethel Holmes
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Martha Lewis Holmes and Albertina 'Tiny' French Nimitz at the Reunion of the Valley View School in Sheridan, California. They went to school together & were lifelong friends. Tiny & Bert French were twins named after my Great Uncle Albert French. I was good friends with Bert's daughter Mary French Dyer at Lake Tahoe.
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Mar 9, 1877 - Unknown
Added May 17, 2002 by: Bethel Holmes
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This is my favorite photo of Mama & Aunt Lou. I just love this picture! Both were homemakers, made jelly, canned fruit, & made all our clothes & underwear which Mama trimmed with crochet. Before marriage, they worked at Weinstocks as seamstresses. They never separated until they had to move from Hammonton. They would talk hours on the phone & loved Gunsmoke on TV. It reminded them of Sheridan where they grew up.
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Mar 9, 1877 - Unknown
Added May 11, 2002 by: Bethel Holmes
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A photo of Martha Lewis and Emery Holmes: Mama and Dad took the train up to Reno and were married on January 8, 1908. They honeymooned at the Riverside Hotel. Mama kept her seamstress job & lived in Sacramento & Dad had a room in Roseville. "July 29th: If Mrs Gill does not come to terms pretty darn quick, we will go to Blue Canyon & live in a tent! What is the difference between a sewing machine & a Kiss? One sews seams nice & the other seems SO nice!" - Emery
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Mar 9, 1877 - Unknown
Added Apr 30, 2002 by: Bethel Holmes
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A photo of Life in Sheridan, Coon Creek Picnic: My father Emery Holmes with my mother Mattie & Lula Lewis, Harry Nonguisses, & Miss Curtis taken at Coon Creek. My folks knew one another for ten years before they married. Dad would go to Sheridan & Mama would take him to collect gooseberries or mulberries, go on picnics, or to dances. She also went to Auburn with Aunt Lou. Their families knew them well. Sometimes Mama would go to the station and dad would blow the train whistle as he went by.
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Added Apr 18, 2002 by: Bethel Holmes
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When Dad was a Fireman on the Southern Pacific, he roomed in Sacramento with the Schaap family. He wrote to Mom: 'If you go to Sacramento, you can go to work in Weinstocks sewing. I was talking to Mayme Schaap & she said if you was there you could go to work Monday. And if Lou could sew, she could get in there too.' -Emery Holmes
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Added Apr 16, 2002 by: Bethel Holmes
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A photo of Elizabeth and Annie Cults, Mattie Lewis, and Ira S. Jones. I know my mother went out with Ira Jones before she met my father but she was never serious with him. They used to go to picnics at Mt Pleasant & dances at the Shed. Sheridan was known as Union Shed when Eugene Rogers built a freight team shed in 1857 for the teams that came through the crossroads. When Mama was young, there was a Ball every month & people came from Auburn, Grass Valley, Marysville, and Sacramento.
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Added Apr 16, 2002 by: Bethel Holmes
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This photo was taken about 1886 at Valley View School in Sheridan, California. Albertina 'Tiny' French, Eta East, Ida Karschner, Miss Browning, Albert 'Bert' French, Elmore Hinman, Dewitt Hinman, Sam Lewis, and Otto Evinger. My mother Martha Lewis and Aunt Lula are standing in front. Bert and Tiny (twins) were nephew and niece to my Great Aunt Mary. Sam's sister Emma also went to school during this time but she was not in the photo.
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Added Apr 14, 2002 by: Bethel Holmes
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When my grandfather died, Mama & Aunt Lou went to live with Aunt Mary French in Lincoln. They stuck together when they went to work as housekeepers in Placerville. They worked the summer of 1905 at Deer Park Springs Hotel between Truckee & Tahoe City, Lake Tahoe. Tourists went by stage from Truckee. Standing, with one of Mama's friends sitting, this tintype must have been taken at the Fair in Sacramento.
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Mar 9, 1877 - Unknown
Added Apr 8, 2002 by: Bethel Holmes
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