Courtesy of Mildred Heermance
Homer's parents Mahala Phelps, b. 1836, d. 1909 and Norman
Holcomb, b. 1836, d. 1916, s/o Homer Holcomb, b. 1794, d. 1876 and Margaret
2. Holcomb Family 1896:
Back Row, left to Right: Pearl Holcomb, w/o Charles Chatfield, Ida Holcomb, w/o Henry Jorden, Homer Holcomb, May Holcomb, w/o Charles Layman
Middle Row: Margaret Holcomb, w/o Phillip Derringer, Norman Holcomb, Mahala Phelps, w/o Norman Holcomb, Han Holcomb, w/o J.H. Caughn
Front: Bell Holcomb, w/o Ernest Sutton
Homer Holcomb, s/o Norman Holcomb and Mahala Phelps was born November 5, 1863 and died March 30, 1957. He married Cora Nina Rose February 1, 1885. She was the d/o Elijah Rose and Martha Cotton and was born March 2, 1867 and died September 10, 1931. Homer and Cora had twelve children: Homer, born November 14, 1885, Jessie Rose, b. April 26, 1888, Ralph, born April 3, 1889, Hazel Pearl, born January 19, 1891, Frances Edith, born March 8, 1894, Hilda Clare, born November 17, 1898, Shirley Leslie, born April 7, 1901, Edith Mae, born June 22, 1902, Dora Louise, born January 3, 1904, Mildred Cammer, born August 20, 1905 and Beatrice Cora, born January 21, 1913.
Homer Holcomb, later in life.
Giles Cotton, father of Cora Rose Cotton.
Homer Holcomb Jr., b. November 14, 1885, married Ella Loucks, b. May 13, 1894, d. October 20, 1983. They had five children: Claude, b. 1910, Norman Cecil, b. 1913, Donald, b. 1916, Walter, b. 1921 and Charles Byron, b. 1923.
Homer and Ella later in life.
Jessie Holcomb's Family
Henry Spaulding and Jessie Holcomb. They had children: Lloyd, b. 1906, Homer Clyde, b. 1908, Gertrude, b. 1909, Kenneth, b. 1911, Gladys, b. 1913, Freda, b. 1915, Mable, b. 1918, Charles Ross, b. 1922, Iva, b. 1924, Gordon, b. 1926, Glenda, b. 1926 and Lois, b. 1929.
Jessie Holcomb Spaulding later in life.
Ralph Holcomb and Louise Glendening - wedding photo. Louise was born September 8, 1892 and died June 15, 1972. They had five children: James, b. 1917, R. Lee, b. September 17, 1919, d. March 23, 1933, Percy, b. July 3, 1921, d. November 4, 1921, Clara, b. 1927, and Fred, b. 1931.
Clara, James, Louise, Ronnie and Ralph Holcomb.
Hazel Holcomb, married Herbert Cole, b. July 6, 1890, d. October 25, 1941. They have four children: Dorothy, b. March 25, 1913, d. July 6, 1914, Marion, b. 1914, Herbert Edwin (Bud), b. 1916 and Donald Clayton, b. October 18, 1918, d. October 29, 1978.
Frances Holcomb, left seated, her sister Hazel, right, seated and Clarence Van Valkenburgh, Frances' husband, b. 1890, d. March 28, 1933. Clarence and Frances Van Vlakenburgh had eight children: Marguerite, b. 1914, Madeline, b. 1915, Robert, b. 1917, Dorothy, b. 1920, Donald, b. August 18, 1922, d. June 27, 1924, Mildred, b. 1925, Laura, b. 1929, and Clarence Jr., b. 1933.
Frances Holcomb Van Valkenburgh, holding Laura, Madeline, Robert, Marguerite, Clarence, Mildred in front and Dorothy beside her, circa 1931.
Clarence Van Valkenburgh, circa 1920.
Ethel Holcomb married William Burhans, b. June 19, 1891, d. May 11, 1960. They had five children: Robert, b. May 7, 1916, d. July 28, 1916, Charles Stanley, b. 1917, Floyd Richard, b. 1918, Elizabeth Jean, b. 1924 and Grendon William, b. August 22, 1927, d. June 17, 1930. IN the picture, above: left to right standing in the back are Stanley, Ethel, William, Richard. The two children in front are Billy to the left and Betty to the right.
Hilda Holcomb and husband John Tompkins. John was born December 13, 1897 and died December 8, 1956. They had three children: Norman, b. May 2, 1919, d. August 24, 1986, Doris, b. 1922 and Edith, b. 1930.
Standing, left to right, Norman, Doris and Edith. Seated , left to right, Hilda Holcomb Tompkins and John Tompkins.
Shirley Leslie Holcomb married Dorothy Clark. Dorothy was born June 20, 1899, d. October 21, 1969. They had three children: Phyllis, b. 1921, Leslie Shirley, b. 1925 and Gerald Clark, b. 1928. In the photo above standing from left to right: Leslie Shirley, his wife Mary, Gerald, Gerald's wife, Dorothy, Shirley, Phyllis and her husband Douglas Van Valkenburgh.
From left to right: Gerald, Shirley, Leslie, Dorothy and Phyllis.
Edith Holcomb. She married Everett Barker and had two children: Marjorie, b. July 13, 1920, d. April 8. 1921.
Everett Barker and son James.
Dora Holcomb married Byron Smith. Byron was born March 5, 1893, and died July 21, 1947. They had eight children: Marie Agnes, b. 1922, Albert, b. December 4, 1923, d. August 19, 1924, Robert Byron, b. 1925, Marjorie Beatrice, b. 1927, Vivian Louise, b. 1930, Billy Gene, b. 1933, Thomas Howard, b. 1935, and Carl Richard, b. October 11, 1939, d. October 20, 1962.
Back row, left to right: Billy, Marie, Robert, Tommy, Vivian. Front row, left to right, Carl and Marjorie.
Mildred Holcomb married William Burhans. William was born June 19, 1891 and died May 11, 1960. They had one child, Margaret, b. 1934. IN the above photo, left to right: William Burhans, Margaret Burhans and Mildred Holcomb, Ethel's sister.
Beatrice Holcomb married Raymond Goodfellow. Raymond was born October 18, 1908. They had two children: Raymond, b. 1934 and Allene, b. 1937.
Holcomb Family Reunion 1929
Back Row, left to right: Ralph Holcomb, Doris Smith, Jessie Spaulding, Mildred Holcomb, Hilda Tompkins, Hazel Cole, Ethel Burhans, Shirley Holcomb, Frances Van Valkenburgh, Claude Holcomb. Front Row, left to right: Homer Holcomb, Cora Holcomb, Beatrice Holcomb.
Holcomb Family Reunion 1951
Left to right: Frances Van Valkenburgh, Beatrice Goodfellow, Jessie Spaulding, behind Jessie - Shirley Holcomb, Doris Smith, Homer Holcomb, Ralph Holcomb, Hazel Cole, Hilda Tompkins, Homer Holcomb behind Mildred Holcomb
Holcomb Family Reunion 1991