George Leffingwell Reed, ed., Alumni Record: Dickinson College (Carlisle, PA: Dickinson College, 1905), 184.
*Holmes, David James - Born December 22, 1830, near Carlisle, Pa.; p., Daniel R. and Mary (Griffin) Holmes; prep., Rock River seminary, Mt. Morris, Ill.; entered 1850; entered Yale, 1851; entered Williams college; entered Garrett Biblical institute; A. B., 1855, Williams; B. D., Garret Biblical institute; D. D., 1890, Allegheny college; teacher, three years; entered Rock River conference, 1859, and in active ministry until date of death; married, March 28, 1852, Equilda L. M. Plumb of New Haven, Conn, who died September 16, 1865; children, John M., Mary Elliot, William Deles, Frank Guendon; second, November, 1866, Mrs. Helen C. Cook of Rockford, Ill.; children, Fannie Cheever, Daniel James and David Wheeler. Died Jun. 4, 1904, at Palatine, Ill.