Stokely Mize Holmes

Full Name: Stokely Mize Holmes
Date of birth: August 21, 1828
Date of death: July 28, 1905

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 64 Jan 14, 1879 - Jan 11, 1881 16th (1) (2) (3)   Unaffiliated Staples / Guadalupe   Caldwell, Guadalupe, Hays

(1) Greenbacker, S.M. Holmes, Guadalupe County, 1/14/1879, p. 1. Galveston Daily News.
(2) STAPLES, TX. "Staples, on the San Marcos River in northeastern Guadalupe County . . . On May 19, 1879, a post office was opened there." Earliest settlers included Capt. Stokely Holmes. Handbook of Texas Online.
(3) Independent; postoffice address Martindale, Caldwell County. Texas Legislative Manual, 1879-80, 1879. Roster

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Biographical Sketches

  • HOLMES, STOKELY MIZE (1828–1905). Postmaster of Prairie Lea in Caldwell County from 1859-1862, "founding resident of Staples in Guadalupe County." Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Biographical sketch, Stockeley Mize Holmes, p. 269. Born 8/21/1828 in Pickens County, Alabama. Elected to the 16th Legislature as an Independent Democrat. Texas Legislative Manual, 1879-80, 1879.

Military Service Notes

  • Confederate States Army, Captain, Company K, 32nd Cavalry, Caldwell County, 1861. Stoke M. Holmes, Texas, U.S., Muster Roll Index Cards, 1838-1900.
  • Capt. Stokley Holmes of the 32nd Texas Cavalry, mentioned in "State Capital Highlights and Sidelights . . . Seguin's Past," 12/5/1974, sec. 3, pp. 1-2. Seguin Gazette-Enterprise.
  • Confederate States Army, Captain, 32nd Texas Cavalry. Texas Legislative Manual, 1879-80, 1879.

Other Resources

  • Census of 1870 - S.M. Holmes, Guadalupe County, age 42, born circa 1828 in Alabama, farmer, living in household with Susan, age 32, and children.
    Census of 1880 - Stoke M. Holmes, Guadalupe County, age 52, born circa 1828 in Alabama, farmer, wife Susanah C.
    Census of 1900 - S.M. Holmes, Guadalupe County, age 72, born August 1828 in Alabama, farmer, wife Susianna. FamilySearch. 1870 1880 1900
  • Stokeley M. Holmes (1828-1905), burial in Tuttle Cemetery, Guadalupe County, with spouse Sue C. Holmes. Find a Grave.
  • Obituaries of Holmes' daughter Mrs. W.H. Williams (Mary E. Holmes Williams), San Angelo Weekly Standard, 1/14/1938, p. 2; Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 1/15/1938, p. 13. Born 1866 in Prairie Lea, Caldwell County, "daughter of Capt. and Mrs. Stokley Holmes. Shortly after her birth her parents moved to Guadalupe County."
  • Death notice, Captain Stokes Holmes, "Deaths at San Marcos," The Austin Statesman, 7/30/1905, p. 4. Confederate veteran and prominent Mason. Death date 7/28/1905. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).

Committee Information top

16th R.S. - 1879
Claims and Accounts  
Public Buildings and Grounds  
Roads, Bridges and Ferries  
Room for Court of Appeals  
Rooms for the Judges of the Supreme Court and Court of Appeals, (Chair) 
State Affairs  

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