Born: c. 1896

Died: October 17, 1975

Married: Charles Holmes

Edna Holmes was a nurse.

Adirondack Daily Enterprise, February 26, 1954

…Dr. Hugh Kinghorn, in making the district nurse report said that Mrs. Charles Holmes, R.N., made 4,068 calls on 72 patients in 1953; 2,068 were free calls. Total collections were $367.50. Dr. Kinghorn and Miss Mary Prescott started the district nurse service in 1899, eight years before the T.B. Society was organized…

Adirondack Daily Enterprise, October 20, 1975

Edna Holmes

SARANAC LAKE - Edna Holmes, 79, of 14 Pine St. died Friday evening at Uihlein Mercy Center where she had resided for two years. From 1942 to 1963, Mrs. Holmes was a visiting nurse employed by the Saranac Lake Tuberculosis Society.

She was born in Fish Creek, W. Va, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ira Miller and received her nurse's training at Wheeling, West, Va. and Cleveland O.

In 1918 she joined the World War I Army, and after being stationed at Camp Lee, Va. for a few months, joined Unit 76 of the American Expeditionary Force and was sent to Vichy, France.

Mrs. Holmes then became a private duty nurse in New York City where she was married in 1927 to Charles Holmes. Mr. Holmes became ill with tuberculosis in 1936 and came to Saranac Lake to cure. Mrs. Holmes followed him here in 1942.

Surviving are two cousins, Helen First of Odessa, Tex. and Audrey Miller of Wheeling, W.Va.

The funeral service was at 11 a.m. today at the Fortune Funeral Home The Rev. Philip Snyder, rector of the Church of St. Luke, conducted the service. Cremation took place in Troy. Friends wishing to remember Mrs. Holmes are requested to make donations to Uihlein Mercy Center.