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Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

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Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

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    Oliver Wendell Holmes

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    • Father of Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. — 2nd Generation
    • Ahnentafel No:
    • Birth Date:
    • 29 Aug 1809 
    • Birth Location:
    • Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts 
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    • Death Date:
    • 7 Oct 1894 
    • Death Location:
    • Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts 
    • Burial Date:
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    • Burial Location:
    • Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts 
    • Marriage Date:
    • 15 Jun 1840 
    • Marriage Location:
    • King's Chapel, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts 
    • Notes: 
    • American “Fireside” Poet

      Oliver Wendell Holmes is often listed among the Fireside Poets. The group consisted of the first American poets whose popularity rivaled that of British poets. It is often said to include John Greenleaf Whittier, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, William Cullen Bryant, Oliver Wendell Holmes, and James Russell Lowell.

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  • Sources for Oliver Wendell Holmes

    • 3 Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001, Marriage record for Oliver Wendell Holmes and Amelia Lee Jackson.
    • 5 Dudley, Dean, History of the Dudley Family: With Genealogical Tables, Pedigrees, &c., Number 7, Wakefield, Massachusetts: A.W. Brownell, Printer (1892), 780.
    • 6 Dudley, Dean, History of the Dudley Family: With Genealogical Tables, Pedigrees, &c., Number 8, Wakefield, Massachusetts: A. W. Brownell, Printer (1893), 860-863.
    • 7 Dudley, Dean, History of the Dudley Family: With Genealogical Tables, Pedigrees, &c., Number 9, Wakefield, Massachusetts: A. W. Brownell, Printer (1894), 978.
    • 8 Gray, George Arthur, The Descendants of George Holmes of Roxbury, 1594-1908, Boston: Press of David Clapp and Son (1908), 352-354.
    • 9 Kennedy, William Sloane, Oliver Wendell Holmes: Poet, Littérateur, Scientist, Boston: S. E. Cassino and Company (1883).
    • 10 Putnam, Elizabeth Cabot and James Jackson Putnam, The Hon. Jonathan Jackson and Hannah (Tracy) Jackson: Their Ancestors and Descendants, Unknown: Privately printed (1907), 29, 33-34.