IAGenWeb Project - Allamakee co.
updated 11/09/2018

Holmes Family Album


Oliver Wendell Holmes JR

Son of Oliver Wendall Holmes SR & Catherine (Treanor) Holmes. Oliver Jr. was born 05/19/1874 in Allamakee co. and died 05/26/1948 in Dubuque, Iowa

Oliver Wendall Holmes Jr, confirmation photo, undated
Oliver Wendall Holmes Jr. Confirmation photo, undated.

Oliver Wendall Holmes Jr., undated
Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr., undated

Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr & Selma Gaemme
Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr & Selma Gaemme, wedding photo, undated

Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr and Selma Geamme were married between 09/26/1892 and 09/23/1894 in Lansing, Allamakee co. Iowa. They were the parents of 9 children.


~The photos were contributed by Ellen Elliott, from her personal collection. Elizabeth Ann Treanor Loughlin was her great-grandmother & the sister of Catherine Treanor Holmes. One of Elizabeth's daughter's, also Elizabeth Ann, married Henry Theis.  Their daughter was Ellen's mother, Gladys Theis Vogel.

Note - Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr. is not a direct descendent of THE famous duo. In fact, there are no direct descendants of Oliver Wendell Holmes, the poet or his son, the Supreme Court Justice. If this OWH's is related, it is a distant relationship.  While trying to confirm or rule out a kinship, I discovered that the name Oliver Wendell Holmes was not unusual, particularily in the North East.

(Ellen's email address can be found on the surname registry under Holmes)


See also Regan Family album

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