1879–1964

Introduction

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Born: No­vem­ber 29, 1879, Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia.

Died: Ap­ril 3, 1964, New York Ci­ty.

Buried: Com­mun­i­ty Church of New York Un­i­tar­i­an Un­i­ver­sal­ist, New York Ci­ty.

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Biography

Holmes gra­du­at­ed from Har­vard Un­i­ver­si­ty, Phi Be­ta Kap­pa. His grand­fa­ther, John Cum­mings Haynes, man­ag­er of the Ol­iv­er Dit­son mu­sic pub­lish­ing house, helped pay his Har­vard tu­it­ion.

Holmes was or­dained in 1904, and be­came min­is­ter of the Un­i­tar­i­an Third Con­gre­ga­tion­al Church, Dor­ches­ter, Mas­sa­chu­setts. In Feb­ru­a­ry 1907, he be­came jun­ior min­is­ter at the Church of the Mes­si­ah in New York Ci­ty.

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