From the McDonald PA Record, 2/28/1914:
Thomas HOLMES, aged 22 years, died Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert HOLMES of this place. Death was due to tuberculosis. The HOLMES family is one of the oldest colored families residing here, the father having come her to work in the mines during a strike which was in progress at that time. Mr. HOLMES was employed at the Crescent Bottle company located at this place. Besides his parents, Mr. HOLMES leaves several brothers and sisters. Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock in the Colored Baptist church in charge of the pastor the Rev. G. E. SALLEE. Interment was in the Robinson Run cemetery.