January 8, 1951...Ponca City New.Ex-City Resident dies at Newkirk.Newkirk--Cecil W. Holmes 70, a former resident of Ponca City, died at his home in Newkirk at 3:58 a.m. Monday.He had lived here for the past two years.A retired oil field worker.Holmes had worked in the fields in the Ponca City vicinity.He had been in ill health for the past year before becoming seriously ill in September.Services are pending with the Roy Hill funeral home in charge of arrangements.Holmes was born April 26, 1881 in Sullivan county. MO.He was married in 1905 at Warsaw, MO.His first wife died in 1934, and in 1938, he was married to Mrs. Georgia Stewart in Pawnee county.They lived in Kaw City for a time before coming in Newkirk.Survivors include his wife of the home, four sons, C.H. Ed. Bonford Holmes, Ponca City, and Hershell Holmes of Albuquerque, N.M.; two daughters, Mrs. Mildren Prewitt of Ponca City, and Mrs. George Silvers of Blackwell; two stepsons.Roy Harvey of Wichitia, Johnny Holmes of Independence, Kan; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Frances Holder of Ponca City; four brothers,Ora Holmes of Palco, Kan. Lonnie Homes of Edwards, Mo. Ira Holmes and Henry Holmes of Warsaw, Mo; two sisters, Mrs. Bell Goslin of Houstin, Texas, and Mrs. Myrtle Simnet of Geneseo, Kan; 23 grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.