Orange Holmes, Co. D, 7th Pennsylvania Reserves

The Lock Haven Express, January 22, 1920, p3.

The Death Record.

Orange Holmes.

In the death of Orange Holmmes, which occurred at his home, No. 44 East Church Street, Wednesday afternoon at 4 o’clock, this city has lost one of its oldest and best citizens and John S. Bittner post one of its most faithful members.  Mr. Holmes’ death was due to an affection of the heart, which had troubled him for a number of years.  Two weeks ago his condition became worse and since then he had been growing weaker.

Mr. Holmes was a gallant veteran of the Civil War, and a past commander of the John S. Bittner Post, No. 122, G.A.R.  He lived in Lock Haven the greater part of his life and in his earlier years was employed in the saw mills of the state, he having been an expert in this line of work.  With the passing of the lumber industry in this state he retired, and had been living a quiet and contended life with his daughter, his wife having passed away some years ago.  He was an earnest member of St. John’s Lutheran church for many years, and was a an whom it was a pleasure to know, for he was true to his convictions, pleasant in manner and conscientious, in all his dealings with his fellow man.

He was aged 80 years, and leaves one daughter, Miss Bertha A., at home, a sister, Mrs Harriet Bush, New Bethlehem, and a number of nephews.

Funeral services, which will be private, will be conducted at the residence Sunday afternoon at 2:30, and interment will be made in Highland cemetery.  The funeral will be in charge of John S. Bittner post, G.A.R.  It is requested that flowers be omitted.

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