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Samuel Henry Holmes jun
« on: Friday 03 November 17 17:16 GMT (UK) »
I have recently located the death and burial for above
To summarise what I already know
b 1911 to Samuel Henry Holmes and Helen Pauline Hore in New York
Married Rebecca Ruth Conger 23.3.1940 at her home in Warsaw, Wyoming, New York State
He served as a private  in the Airforce Marines and was buried in the Long Island National Cemetery in Mar 1952 having died in Farmingdale on 11th Mar

As he was buried at a veteran's cemetery I was wondering if he died from injuries sustained in the War.
I have found records of Ruth not remarried in 1957 (newspaper report)

Wondering if anyone with more access to US records can add anything?

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Re: Samuel Henry Holmes jun
« Reply #1 on: Friday 03 November 17 19:28 GMT (UK) »
Are you sure he died in Farmingdale?  That's where the cemetery is.  There is a Samuel Holmes who died in Manhattan on 11 Mar. 1952 at age 39.

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Re: Samuel Henry Holmes jun
« Reply #2 on: Friday 03 November 17 19:42 GMT (UK) »
There are mentions in a Wyoming Co. newspaper of some Congers attending his funeral in Mar. 1950.  http://nyshistoricnewspapers.org/lccn/sn84035923/1950-03-02/ed-1/seq-8.pdf  The NY death index has a Samuel H. Holmes who died in Mineola (which is close to Garden City that was mentioned in the article) at age 37 on 23 Feb. 1950. 

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Re: Samuel Henry Holmes jun
« Reply #3 on: Friday 03 November 17 20:10 GMT (UK) »
Are you sure he died in Farmingdale?  That's where the cemetery is.  There is a Samuel Holmes who died in Manhattan on 11 Mar. 1952 at age 39.
I got that from Findagrave and Billiongraves

His father had lived in Mineola. Maybe his mother still did.Family had nearly always been on Long Island, apart from Samuel’s younger brother Paul b Roseville New Jersey.
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Re: Samuel Henry Holmes jun
« Reply #4 on: Friday 03 November 17 20:39 GMT (UK) »
I think the info from Find a Grave comes from the military grave locator - https://gravelocator.cem.va.gov/ - which doesn't give a place of death.  I wonder if perhaps the Mar. 1952 date was a burial date.  His remains could have been moved, or maybe the 1952 was a typo for 1950. 

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Re: Samuel Henry Holmes jun
« Reply #5 on: Friday 03 November 17 22:54 GMT (UK) »
I found Ruth's death in a newspaper in 1961, states Samuel died in  1950
Two sons
Douglas, Varnden, Joy(i)ce Surrey, Clarke Northants/Hunts, Pullen Worcs/Herefords, Holmes Birmingham/USA/Canada/Australia, Jackson Cheshire/Yorkshire, Lomas Cheshire, Lee Yorkshire, Cocks Lancashire, Leah Cheshire, Cook Yorkshire, Catlow Lancashire
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