The birth of Alfred Saunders Holmes, son of Samuel and Isabella Holmes, was registered at Redfern in 1865. On 1 November 1892, land facing Concord Street was transferred to him. By 1898, he was living at 5 Concord Street, Erskineville, where he remained for the rest of his life. In 1902, he married Phoebe Butterworth. He died at his home on 3 March 1922 leaving six living children. He was buried in the Anglican cemetery, Sutherland.
Occupation & interests
Alfred Saunders Holmes was a grainer, decorating the walls and timberwork of houses.
On 15 February 1915, Alfred Saunders Holmes was gazetted as a trustee for Hazelbrook Recreation Ground popularly known as ‘The Terraces’ in the Blue Mountains.
Local government service
Alfred S Holmes was an alderman on Erskineville Council in 1898-1916, representing South Ward.
‘Family Notices’, Sydney Morning Herald, 4 March 1922, p 11-12, http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/28086452
NSW Government Gazette, 10 Feb 1915, p 773, http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/227055342
Certificates of Title, Volume 738 folio 102; Volume 1078 folio 4