Marar Elizabeth Underwood

16 September 1870–15 January 1902 (Age 31)
Aguilar, Las Animas, Colorado, United States

The Life of Marar Elizabeth

When Marar Elizabeth Underwood was born on 16 September 1870, in Aguilar, Las Animas, Colorado, United States, her father, Newton Jasper Underwood, was 32 and her mother, Narcissa "Sis" Shipley, was 30. She married James Barnes on 13 December 1885, in Powell, Logan, Colorado, United States. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Neosho Township, Cherokee, Kansas, United States in 1880. She died on 15 January 1902, in Aguilar, Las Animas, Colorado, United States, at the age of 31, and was buried in Colorado, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Barnes
Marar Elizabeth Underwood
Marriage: 13 December 1885
William Talton Barnes
Ida Mae Barnes
Silas Oliver " Ollie" Barnes
Benjamin Fred Barnes
Thomas Edward Barnes
Edward T Barnes
Ruby Mae Barnes
Baby Barnes
Charles Nooten " Chick" Barnes
Baby Barnes

Spouse and Children

13 December 1885
Powell, Logan, Colorado, United States


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+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1872 · The First National Park

Age 2

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.
1876 · Colorado becomes a State

Age 6

On Aug 1, 1876, The United States Congress passed an act making the Territory of Colorado the 38th state.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 11

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

Name Meaning

English and Scottish: topographic name for someone who lived near or in a wood, from Middle English under + wude, wode ‘wood’, or a habitational name from any of various places so named, for example in Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, and the former county of Ayrshire (from Old English under + wudu).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Sources (3)

  • Betty Barnes in household of James Barnes, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Maria E Underwood in household of Newton J Underwood, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Elizabeth Barnes in entry for Thomas and Thomas Edward Barnes, "United States, GenealogyBank Historical Newspaper Obituaries, 1815-2011"

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