Jerome’s address list, unanswered questions
There’s not much new to say about the people on Jerome HOLMES’s 1893 address list, but I wanted to summarize here the state of things:
Jerome Holmes’s 1893 address list
|Miles Newton||COLLINS family relative.|
|J. C. Holmes||Son of Jerome.|
|E. S. Davis||???|
|Bert Cook||COOK family relative.|
|Corydon W. Holmes||Son of Peter HOLMES.|
|Lovilo N. Holmes||Another son of Peter HOLMES.|
|Sabina Dewey||Possibly distant DUNN family relative. More likely some unknown connection.|
|Mrs R. M. Palmer||Former neighbor.|
|Clarence Holmes||Son of Jerome.|
|Mrs. Col. Burr||189th NY Vols.|
|Arnold Pope||Former neighbor, and connected by marriage to Peter HOLMES.|
|A. J. Root||Equipment supplier?|
|James J. Belden||Member of the House of Representatives.|
|Henry S. Lee||???|
|Arthur B. West “Trustee of H. Smith”||???|
|Mrs. M Hendrick||Former neighbor?|
|I. L. Goff||189th NY Vols.|
|Thomas H. Griffin||189th NY Vols.|
|Thomas D. Dean||189th NY Vols.|
|Geo. Stanton||COLLINS family relative.|
There was an Alvin Miles NEWTON who married a sister of Oliva COLLINS HOLMES. I don’t know if Adolphus NEWTON was related. But an Adolphus NEWTON of Norwich was employed by the Norwich Loan Association. In 1909 he turned himself in when his embezzling activities came to light; he was offered a suspended sentence but refused, insisting on serving his prison term. He was released in 1910 in ill health, and died soon after.
I haven’t fully figured out Mrs. M HENDRICK of Allegan County, Michigan, but in January 1893 wrote in his diary “Mrs. Hendricks and Mrs. [? looks like Ahronter] here to tea”.
As mentioned before, I’m particularly puzzled about Henry S. LEE, Arthur B. WEST, and H[orace]. SMITH; apparently they were connected with the Chicopee National Bank in Springfield, MA, but why would Jerome have any connection with that institution?
Who was E. S. DAVIS?
What was Jerome’s connection with John FIELDS?
Was Sabina DEWEY just a distant relative via the DUNN surname, or did she have some other connection?
Did A. J. ROOT sell soldering equipment to Jerome, or was there some other reason for listing him?
Who was Mrs. M. HENDRICK?