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Nora P Holmes 1
Age in 1930: 45 1
Estimated Birth Year: 1885 1
Place: BUCKS County, Pennsylvania 1
From: 1930 1
Enumeration District: DOYLESTOWN BOROUGH, WARD 2 1

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Nora Pflieger (Holmes) 1885-1971

Doylestown, PA

Nora (Stauffer) Pflieger (Holmes ) was born 14 Oct. 1885

Birth: Oct. 14, 1885 Death: Mar. 16, 1971

Nora was the youngest living daughter of William and Ellen Stauffer Pflieger of Perkaise, PA. After high school Nora went to Millersville Teacher College for 2 years, until she realized that she was more suited to nursing. She attended Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia where she graduated in 1913 or 1914. She was the night supervisor of all nurses at the hospital when she married Harris Holmes in 1917. She was an active member of the Village Improvement Association of Doylestown, which still today supports Doylestown Hospital. Nora had 2 daughters, Alta and Janet.


Nora met and married Harris (Not Harrison) Holmes in 1917, she was an "Old Maid" of 30 and Harris was an old bachelor of 40.... must have been ** Love at first sight  **  :)   Harris and Stoney were running the Doylestown Worsted Mill with their father Crossley Holmes. Harris being the most suited to the business part with his father.  After the Holmes family purchased it in the early 1900's, Harris went to England for the LOOMS and it was renamed "Clear Creek Worsted Mill".  

   About 1915, Harris built a very nice, 2 story with basement / hewn BLOCK home on Main Street (290 N. Main Street ~ It exists still today, 2012 IN Doylestown, PA.) in front of the Mill itself.   Harris would say that he "Built the Cage to catch the Bird"..... They were a perfect match and soon Alta arrived in July of 1918 and then 3 years later, Janet in 1920.

   Because of Nora's *Advanced Age*  Alta was born in the Jewish Hospital in Phila.  I will ask about Janet... I am Alta (and Edward C Ennis') 2nd child, daughter Barbi and I remember my grandparents very well.  Ed and Alta had 2 war-babies and 1 boomer and there was ALWAYS room on our Pop-Pop's lap for all of us :)  

(More to come)  Barbi Ennis Connolly



Nora P Holmes

Doylestown PA

Doylestown, Bucks County, PA

Bordered by the Delaware River and dotted by dozens of delightful 18th-century towns and villages, Bucks County retains a wistful air of long ago. Covered bridges, colonial homes, classic farmsteads, and a breathtaking countryside are only part of this beautiful county's story. In 1683, Pennsylvania's founder, William Penn, established his manor here and helped build a nation by inviting industrious immigrants to its fertile soil. In 1776, Gen. George Washington launched one of the most important battles of the Revolutionary War from its shores. Farmers harnessed the land for centuries, followed by writers, artists, and innovators who weaved its charms into their work for the world.

Bucks County capture's the spirit of the everyday life, as well as the extraordinary people and events, that helped shape one of the most distinctive places in America.  Doylestown in Bucks County is where Nora met and married Harris in 1917.  Nora was from Upper Bucks County, Perkasie where she was born while Harris was in business with his father, Crossley Holmes, running of the Clear Creek Worsted Mill, (Doylestown Worsted Mill) and Harris had already built a home in front of the Mill, up on Main Street.  Harris would tell his daughter Alta's husband ED that "he built the cage to catch the bird".

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