2009 — Doylestown, PA
Harris Holmes was born 7 April, 1876 at 15 Ivy Street, Skirtcoat according to his birth certificate, however his headstone says 1875. and his daughters believe his birth to be 1875 also. The family immigrated to the US is 1880 when Harris was 5, according to family History. However, the 1920 census shows immigration as 1882 and naturalization as 1884. That to be verified. Harris grew up in Philadelphia, graduated from the Phila. Textile School and worked with his father and brother, Stoney and most probably brother Herbert. in a textile mill in Phila where Harris showed himself to be quite accomplished at design. Before going to textile school, Harris was a loom fixer. At age 25 he, with his family, Clear Springs Worsted Mill in Doylestown, PA. Harris managed production.
14 June, 2009. I am a Grand-daughter, Nora and Harris were my Mother, Alta's parents, and althouigh I was 5 or 6, I clearly remember my Pop-Pop/Harris. before he passed. I remember him sneaking my 2 sister and I through the dining room (Yeah ! Giggling little girls :) into the pantry where he would gather some wonderful snack while our Nanna/Nora was cooking in the kitchen. I remember saying "Good Bye" to him, as we each took turns standing on a stool hugging him before he went to Heaven. Now, Nora/Nanna was a big part of our life after that as well, but she moved from the "big house" on 290 N Main St. to an easier to manage apartment and her presence was then at our Home or that of Mother's sister, Janet.
Nora was a particularly big part of my life as I married in 1964 and had 2 daughters, Donna (1966- ) and Bambi (1968- ) and would pick her up and bring her to our home on Linden Avenue every Thursday. ........... continue, Barbi Ennis Connolly