Holmes, David, Dd
Holmes, David, D.D.
a Methodist Episcopal minister, was born at Newburgh, N.Y., March 16, 1810. He was converted in his youth, and in 1834 entered the Oneida Conference, filling many of its best stations till 1855, when he was transferred to the Southern Illinois Conference. After effective labors in it of five years he was transferred to the North-west Indiana Conference, wherein he served La Porte, Delphi, and Pittsburgh. From 1861 to 1866 he was principal of Battle Ground Collegiate Institute, and in 1867 principal of Northwestern Indiana College. In 1868 he re-entered the regular work, and served successively Simpson Chapel, Greencastle; Brookstown; Monticello, and Battle Ground, Michigan. He died November 14, 1873. Dr. Holmes was a ripe scholar, an excellent logician, a thorough educator, an able preacher, and an author of merited repute. See Minutes of Annual Conferences, 1874, page 93; Simpson, Cyclop. of Methodism, s.v.