Harold Zachary Holmes1,2,3

ID# 3736, (1905 - 1993)
FatherCharles Clyde Holmes4,5,3 (26 Jun 1883 - Jan 1967)
MotherSylvia Brownfield6,7,8 (1885 - 1968)

Key Events:

Birth: 27 May 1905, Urbana, Illinois9,10,11
Marriage: 10 Jul 1937, Fountain Co., Indiana, Lucile Nellie Schuck (5 Dec 1906 - 23 May 1988)12,13
Death: 2 Feb 199314
ChartsDescendants of Jakob and Anna Katharina Glebe

Copyright Notice

Narrative:

     Harold Zachary Holmes was born on 27 May 1905 in Urbana, Illinois.9,10,11
     He appeared on the 1910 Federal Census of Urbana, Champaign Co., Illinois, in the household of his parents, Charles Clyde Holmes and Sylvia Brownfield.4 He appeared on the 1920 Federal Census of Urbana, Champaign Co., Illinois, in the household of his parents.5 He appeared on the 1930 Federal Census of Urbana, Champaign Co., Illinois, in the household of his parents.15
     Harold married Lucile Nellie Schuck, daughter of George W. Schuck and Katherine Elizabeth Oetzel, on 10 Jul 1937 in Fountain Co., Indiana, with Rev. Lawrence P. Green officiating.12,13
     Harold and Lucile appeared on the 1940 Federal Census of Urbana, Champaign Co., Illinois, at 312 Western, enumerated 18 May 1940, reporting they were renting their home, for $45 per month. It was apparently a multi-family building, as 11 other households were listed at that address. They reported she had lived in the same city in 1935, but he had lived in Chicago.16
USS Wisconsin in 1944
U.S. Navy photo 80-G-453313

     He was a newspaper editor in 1930. He was a reporter for the News-Gazette by 1932. By 1940 he was again an editor. That year he reported he had worked 40 hours the last week of March, and 52 weeks the prior year, earning $2,700.17,18,19,20 He was promoted from city editor to associate editor of the News-Gazette effective on 19 Jan 1953.21
     After World War II, the battleship U.S.S. Wisconsin was re-stationed on the east coast. During 1947 she was a training ship, taking naval reservists on two-week cruises which included stops at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, and the Panama Canal Zone. On 28 Apr 1947 Harold departed on what was apparently one of those trips, with a group including 15 other men from various cities in the eastern U.S. ranging in age from 30 to 73. It appears this was a press group, as two of them listed publishing businesses as their U.S. address. On their return they departed Cristobal, Canal Zone, on 5 May 1947 and arrived in New York 10 May.22,23
     Harold and Lucile moved to 503 E. Washington St. by 1947.23
     His wife died on 23 May 1988.24
     Harold died on 2 Feb 1993 at age 87.14

Children:
     Children with Lucile Nellie Schuck:

Harold and Lucile's son is believed to still be living.

Citations

  1. [S8246] USS Wisconsin (BB64) arrival 4 Jun 1913, Passenger Lists, New York, 1897-1957, shows name as Harold Zachary Homes.
  2. [S8241] Clive C. Holmes household, 1910 U.S. Census, Champaign Co., Illinois, shows name as Harold Z. Holmes.
  3. [S8242] Marriages Record, Fountain Co., Indiana, 27:55, Harold Z. Holmes and Lucile N. Schuck.
  4. [S8241] Clive C. Holmes household, 1910 U.S. Census, Champaign Co., Illinois.
  5. [S8243] Clyde C. Holmes household, 1920 U.S. Census, Champaign Co., Illinois.
  6. [S8241] Clive C. Holmes household, 1910 U.S. Census, Champaign Co., Illinois, shows him as the son of her husband and that the parents had been married longer than the age of the child.
  7. [S8242] Marriages Record, Fountain Co., Indiana, 27:55, Harold Z. Holmes and Lucile N. Schuck7.
  8. [S8243] Clyde C. Holmes household, 1920 U.S. Census, Champaign Co., Illinois, shows him as the son of her husband.
  9. [S8242] Marriages Record, Fountain Co., Indiana, 27:55, Harold Z. Holmes and Lucile N. Schuck, shows date, town, and state.
  10. [S8246] USS Wisconsin (BB64) arrival 4 Jun 1913, Passenger Lists, New York, 1897-1957, shows date, city, and state.
  11. [S8241] Clive C. Holmes household, 1910 U.S. Census, Champaign Co., Illinois, shows age 4 and state.
  12. [S8242] Marriages Record, Fountain Co., Indiana, 27:55, Harold Z. Holmes and Lucile N. Schuck, shows date and officiant.
  13. [S8245] Horold Z. Holmes household, 1940 U.S. Census, Champaign Co., Illinois, shows married.
  14. [S1000] "Social Security Death Index," Ancestry.com, record for Harold Z. Holmes, Soc. Sec. No. 337-10-3783, shows date and last residence, as 61874 Savoy, Champaign, Illinois.
  15. [S8244] Charles C. Holmes household, 1930 U.S. Census, Champaign Co., Illinois.
  16. [S8245] Horold Z. Holmes household, 1940 U.S. Census, Champaign Co., Illinois.
  17. [S8244] Charles C. Holmes household, 1930 U.S. Census, Champaign Co., Illinois, shows occupation as editor, industry as newspaper.
  18. [S3899] Champaign and Urbana City Directory, 1932, pg 224.
  19. [S8242] Marriages Record, Fountain Co., Indiana, 2:55, Harold Z. Holmes and Lucile N. Schuck, shows occupation as newspaper reporter.
  20. [S8245] Horold Z. Holmes household, 1940 U.S. Census, Champaign Co., Illinois, shows occupation as editor, industry as newspaper.
  21. [S8247] "News Gazette Promotes Four," The Pantagraph, 12 Jan 1953.
  22. [S1265] Wikipedia, online, "USS Wisconsin (BB-64)," viewed Sep 2018, shows history of ship.
  23. [S8246] USS Wisconsin (BB64) arrival 4 Jun 1913, Passenger Lists, New York, 1897-1957.
  24. [S1000] "Social Security Death Index," Ancestry.com, record for Lucile S. Holmes, Soc. Sec. No. 334-10-0007, shows date and last residence as 61801 Urbana, Champaign, Illinois.