Sibley Holmes

HOLMES, SIBLEY, physician; was born March 5, 1873, at Tensaw, Baldwin County; son of Origen Sibley and Nannie (Boyles) Holmes, both of Tensaw, the former who served four years in the C. S. Army, was a member of the State legislature in 1872, and practiced medicine for thirty years; grandson of Thomas Galphin and Mary E. (Weakley) Holmes (q. v.), of Tensaw, the former who was in the Fort Mims Massacre, August 30, 1813, and of James M. and Eliza Boylea, of the same place.

Representative Holmes was educated in the Baldwin County schools, and at the University of Alabama, medical department, receiving the degree of doctor of medicine in 1895. With four other doctors, Dr. Holmes was sent to Spanish Honduras to fight yellow fever. He remained at this post for one year. Later he passed the medical examinations at Torreon, Mexico, being selected division surgeon to the Mexican central railroad. After a short stay in Mexico, he removed to Texas, passed the Texas medical examinations, and practiced for a short while in Houston. Since then he has practiced at Tensaw, Finchburg and Foley.

He is also interested in farming, milling and the mercantile business; and was elected to represent Baldwin County in the legislature, 1919. He is a Methodist; a Mason; a Knight of Honor; a Shriner; and an Eastern Star.

Married: (1) January 26, 1896, at Finchburg, to Irene, who died June 8, 1901; (2) August 5, 1903, at Finchburg, to Maiben, both daughters of John Bonner and Kittle (Maiben) Williams, of the same place; granddaughter of Dr. Robert Maiben, of Monroe County. The Maibens came from Cork, Ireland.

Children: 1. Origen Sib- ley, volunteered in U. S. Army, May 11, 1917, assigned to Co. B, 167th infantry, Rainbow division, later transferred to intelligence department, Headquarters company, 167th infantry; 2. A milie Reeves; 3. William Coghlan.

Residence : Foley.

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