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 was the son of Oliver Wendell Holmes and Mary Emma Buskey.1,2,3 He married Pearl Lucille Runnels, daughter of George Wilson Runnels and Mary Myrtle Hamill, on 21 September 1940 in Central Methodist Church, Richmond, Indiana, USA.2,1 He died on 25 April 1977 in National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, Maryland, USA, at age 62.4
     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, 1811-2018.
  2. The Palladium-Item, Richmond, Indiana.
  3. 1930 US Census, Maryland.
  4. SSDI.