Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

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Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

U.S. Supreme Court Justice


    Oliver Wendell Holmes

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    • 2nd Generation — Father of Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
    • 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 
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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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    • 4 New England Historical and Genealogical Register, (New England Historic and Genealogical Society), 1922, Vol. 76, p. 206.
    • 5 Dudley, Dean, History of the Dudley Family: With Genealogical Tables, Pedigrees, &c., Number 7, Wakefield, Massachusetts: A.W. Brownell, Printer (1892), 780, Internet Archive (Digital Library).
    • 6 Dudley, Dean, History of the Dudley Family: With Genealogical Tables, Pedigrees, &c., Number 8, Wakefield, Massachusetts: A. W. Brownell, Printer (1893), 860-863, Internet Archive (Digital Library).
    • 7 Dudley, Dean, History of the Dudley Family: With Genealogical Tables, Pedigrees, &c., Number 9, Wakefield, Massachusetts: A. W. Brownell, Printer (1894), 978, Internet Archive (Digital Library).
    • 8 Gray, George Arthur, The Descendants of George Holmes of Roxbury, 1594-1908, Boston: Press of David Clapp and Son (1908), 352-354, Google Books (Digital Library).
    • 9 Kennedy, William Sloane, Oliver Wendell Holmes: Poet, Littérateur, Scientist, Boston: S. E. Cassino and Company (1883), Google Books (Digital Library).
    • 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, Ancestry.com (Online Database).