Louise Virginia (Weeks) Holmes was born in Georgia on 7 November 1840 and died in Millville, Florida, 28 March 1930. Louise married William Wesley Holmes 31 December 1854. They had 13 children together and all were raised in Millville, Florida. In the early 1900s before her death Louise Virginia gave land to the Millville cemetery, and a church in Millville. Both Louise and William Wesley Holmes are buried in the Millville Cemetery along with other relatives.

The bird on her chair is a Cuban Parrot, also known as a rose-throated parrot, Cuban race (Amazona leucocephala bahamensis). At one time, they became so popular as pets that they nearly became extinct.



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