Judge John Elmore Holmes Male

Born: 1875, Apr 18 at Plum Point, MS
Died: 1935, Aug 28 - buried at Forest Hill Cemetery, Midtown, Memphis, TN

Attorney and judge

John Elmore Holmes obtained his law degree from the University of Mississippi and later he taught law there for four years as chair and Professor of Common Law. He resigned the chair practiced in Hernando, MS in partnership with his brother, Hon. Frank Clark Holmes (of Hernando, MS) for several years then moved to Memphis in 1910 and started a partnership with Canale that later became the partnership of Holmes, Canale, Loch, and Glankler (now Glankler Brown). He served as E. H. Crump's attorney. In 1929 he was appointed to the Court of Appeals at Jackson, Tennessee and later served as Special Judge on the Tennessee Supreme Court.

Elmore's Family

Spouse: Eula Owens Holmes (b. 1879, d. 1958 - buried in Forest Hill Cemetery, Midtown, Memphis, TN - Find A Grave Memorial #82487874) - m. 28 Jun 1899
Children: Henry Elmore Holmes PhD (b. 1900, Apr 18 in Oxford, MS; d. 1958 - buried in Forest Hill Cemetery, Midtown, Memphis, TN - Find A Grave Memorial #82400260),
Judge Andrew Owens Holmes (b. 1906, May 4 in Hernando, MS; d. 1965, Jul 24 - burial Forest Hill Cemetery, Midtown, Memphis, TN - Find A Grave Memorial #82399299) - Justice of the Tennessee Supreme Court

Elmore's Heritage

Parents: Francis Holmes, Elizabeth (Lizzie) Kelley Clarke Holmes
Siblings: Finley Vance Holmes, Frank Clarke Holmes, Lizzie Raines Holmes Fant, Agnes (Nanee) Holmes Hathaway, Herbert Holmes, Bertha Holmes Beasley

Find A Grave Memorial # 81427202
Sources:
United States Federal Census data
"Family Records," unpublished records of the Holmes family - correspondence, Bibles, interviews, etc.
Newspaper accounts of weddings and deaths, and other public documents for wills, land transfers, etc.
Beasley, Irene. (1973). AS I REMEMBER THEM ---. (Memoirs of the Holmes' family - printed for family distribution)

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