Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.1,2

#176, b. 8 January 1915, d. 25 April 1977
     Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. was born on 8 January 1915 in Cumberland, Allegany County, Maryland, USA.1 He married Pearl Lucille Runnels on 21 September 1940 in Central Methodist Church, Richmond, Indiana, USA.2,1 He and Pearl Lucille Runnels were divorced on 1 April 1946 in Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio, USA.3 He died on 25 April 1977 in National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, Maryland, USA, at age 62.4
     Oliver W. Holmes Jr. (son, age 15) was enumerated in the census on 5 April 1930 in 216 Green Street, Cumberland, Allegany County, Maryland, USA, in the household of Oliver W. Holmes.5
     Obituary: On Monday, April 25, 1977, at the National Navy Medical Center, Bethesda, Md., OLIVER WENDELL HOLMES JR., of Falls Church, Va., beloved husband of Gerry Holmes; father of W. Wilton Holmes, VMI, Lexington, Va. Friends may call at THE COLONIAL FUNERAL HOME, 6161 Leesburg Pike, (7 Corners) Falls Church, Va. on Wednesday, April 27, from 7 to 9 p.m. and on Thursday, April 28, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be held on Friday, April 29, 10 a.m. at Ft. Myer Chapel. Interment Arlington National Cemetery, with full military honors. Memorial cotributions may be made to the American Cancer Society. Washington Post, The (DC) - April 27, 1977.


  1. FamilySearch, Indiana Marriages, 1811-2019.
  2. The Palladium-Item, Richmond, Indiana.
  3. Personal knowledge of Pearl Runnels Burness.
  4. SSDI.
  5. 1930 US Census, Maryland.