Clara H. Holmes (b. Ohio, 1837; d. Colorado Springs, Colorado, 1927)
Very little seems to be able to be discovered with any certainty about the early life of Clara H. Holmes. She was born in Ohio in 1838, and when she married John W. Holmes in Colorado on 22 October 1890, she was known as Mrs. Clara Janson. Thus her marriage to Holmes was not her first marriage, and Janson was not her original surname. The marriage lasted less than ten years, for on 19 October 1899 John W. Holmes was granted a divorce because his wife had left him.
In 1926 Holmes published in Colorado Springs a second book, a collection of verse entitled Scattered Autumn Leaves.