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Title UPA A Century Later
Subject Newspapers; Newspaper publishing; Journalism
Creator Utah Press Association
Publisher Utah Press Association
Contributors Cornwell, J. M.
Date 1996
Type Text
Format image/jpeg
Identifier PN4844.U8 U8 1996
Source Original Book: UPN A Century Later
Language eng
Rights Management Digital image copyright 2005, University of Utah. All rights reserved.
Holding Institution University of Utah
Source Physical Dimensions 14 cm x 21.5 cm
Metadata Cataloger Kelly Taylor
ARK ark:/87278/s6319w0z
Setname uu_upa
Date Created 2005-05-10
Date Modified 2005-05-10
ID 416710
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6319w0z

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Description THE UTAH NEWSPAPER HALL OF FAME avid reader, he was also a keen student of the law and government, and strived for self-improvement. His lineage traced to Ireland. The first Holmes to come to America was Abraham, known as "the Puritan," who arrived in 1719, settling in Londonderry, New Hampshire. An elder in the Presbyterian Church, Abraham was also a Selectman and Justice of the Peace. His son, John, was for many years a Presbyterian minister. They were followed by Thomas, who served in the military during the Revolutionary War, then by his son James, who was Will's grandfather. James was also the name of Will's father, who, accompanied by his mother, Martha Barker Holmes, came west in 1851 with early Mormon pioneers. They settled in Alpine, Utah and then, in 1864, James came with Charles C. Rich to the Bear Lake valley of Idaho to help establish a colony. They settled in Montpelier. Will's mother was Harriet Phelps, daughter of Morris Phelps, who was imprisoned with Parley P. Pratt by religious persecutors but escaped to help pioneer the western settlement. Details of the escape were a source of pride to Will, who frequently recounted the heroic efforts of Laura, wife of Morris Phelps, and grandmother of Will. With her brother, John, as a companion, Laura traveled nearly 200 miles on horseback, crossing the Missouri River through flood-swollen waters so deep the animals and riders were in a "swim or drown" situation. The intrepid Laura did devise a way to free her husband, Holmes concluded, elaborating only when asked. Shortly after his marriage on February 19, 1896 to Emma Vilate Bowen, Will served a two-year LDS Church mission in Mississippi. He then spent six months with his father in the New England States, researching his ancestry. Holmes was employed eight years by the railroad at Montpelier as express agent, revise clerk, cashier and assis- 553
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Identifier 559-UPA_Page553.jpg
Source Original Book: UPA A Century Later
Setname uu_upa
Date Created 2005-05-10
Date Modified 2005-05-10
ID 416564
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6319w0z/416564