On November 15, 1914 at 9:00 am at 221 W. 15th Street, Officer Holmes,
31, died from complications from injuries sustained in a motorcycle
accident while on-duty three years prior to his death. His death certificate listed pyaemia-osteo myalitis of the vertebra caused by motorcycle accident as the cause of death.
Officer Holmes, born in Joplin, Missouri,
joined the police department in November
1907, worked the river motorboat patrol
for several years, spent one year on
the traffic squad, and was a member
of the motorcycle squad at the time
of the accident. Officer Holmes was
survived by his wife, Florence N. (Newton), married Oct. 25,1905. He saw the son of Alexander Holmes, an English emigrant. Services were held on Tuesday, November 17, 1914 at Freeman & Marshall's Funeral Home at 3146 Main.
Interred: Elmwood Cemetery.
Article by Brent Marchant