Holmes - Anson Irving Holmes (1855-1929) aka Ans


Holmes - Anson Irving Holmes (1855-1929) aka Ans

Anson Irving Holmes was born in 1855. He married Emma Etta Smallidge in 1878. She died on April 2, 1879. He married Avelia Smallidge, daughter of Nathan and Hannah Gilpatrick Smallidge, on December 18, 1883. He died on May 2, 1929. Anson was a great grandson of Nathan Clark and grandnephew of Deacon Henry Higgins Clark.

"A.I. Holmes' first store was on the site of the Village Green and was a typical country store containing almost everything that would be needed or desired by its patrons. It was a large oblong frame building of tow and one half stories and some years after it was built, when trade was brisk, Mr. Holmes built an annex of equal size toward the west of the original store and this, too, was filled with goods of all kinds including groceries, hardware, clothing, crockery, harnesses, furniture, etc….The Holmes stable which had been moved to the rear of his other buildings was burned October 18, 1918 and several horses were also destroyed in the flames." - Traditions and Records of Southwest Harbor and Somesville, Mount Desert Island, Maine by Mrs. Seth S. Thornton, p. 150 - 1938.


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