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Holmes Ragland Stone

Obituary of Elizabeth Stone Holmes, Stanton, Tennessee.

On the 9th of July, 1914, after an illness of about six months, Mrs. Elizabeth Holmes died at the home of an only daughter, Mrs. J. F. Ragland, in Stanton, Tenn. Mrs. Holmes was Miss Elizabeth Stone, a near relative of the late Ex-Governor Stone, of Mississippi. She was reared in Gibson County, near Milan, Tenn. Two brothers were lost in the service of the Confederacy. Thomas J. Stone died of camp fever, and Richard N. Stone was killed at Shiloh.

In December, 1869, she was married to Isaac M. Holmes, who also had fought for his beloved Southland in the War between the States, He was wounded at Belmont and was never again able to serve as a soldier. While in a Federal prison he contracted asthma, from which he suffered as long as he lived. He answered the last roll call in 1896, and the beloved wife was laid to rest by his side in the old family burial ground near Milan, and the two souls are reunited in the home beyond.

As a mother Mrs. Holmes was the embodiment of loyalty and self-sacrifice. She was ever stanch and true to her faith of her father, a minister of the M. E. Church, South. Her quiet, unassuming life, her cheerful disposition, her kind heart and ready sympathy will remain in our memories and bear fruit in our lives.

SOURCE: Confederate Veteran Magazine, March, 1915.

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