Many immigrants came to the Copper Country from Camborne, Cornwall. James Holman was born there in 1833 to mine blacksmith Nicholas and his wife Mary. By the time James was a teenager he was already working as a miner; about the time of his 18th birthday he joined a group of friends moving to Michigan.
James and Emily were laid to rest in Rockland's Woodlawn Cemetery, and other family members have since joined them there. It's a peaceful place to end an immigrant story.
Last updated: January 6, 2018