Stephen Barnes

Male5 May 1854–19 June 1938

Brief Life History of Stephen

When Stephen Barnes was born on 5 May 1854, in Ottumwa, Wapello, Iowa, United States, his father, Stephen Barnes, was 28 and his mother, Sarah Johnson, was 25. He married Mary Elizabeth Roop about 1875, in Kirkville, Wapello, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Wapello, Iowa, United States in 1900 and Center Township, Wapello, Iowa, United States in 1925. He died on 19 June 1938, in Ottumwa, Wapello, Iowa, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Ottumwa Cemetery, Wapello, Iowa, United States.

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Family Time Line

Stephen Barnes
Mary Elizabeth Roop
Marriage: about 1875
Bertha Barnes
Lilly Barnes
Ota Barnes
Leota P. Barnes
Gertrude Barnes
Howard Roop Barnes
Helen Ruth Barnes

Sources (25)

  • Stephen Barnes in household of Stephen Barnes, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Stephen Barnes, "Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934"
  • Stephen Barnes, "Iowa, Death Records, 1904-1951"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1875Kirkville, Wapello, Iowa, United States
  • Children (7)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (8)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 2

    Historical Boundaries: 1856: Richardson, Nebraska Territory, United States 1867: Richardson, Nebraska, United States


    Age 9

    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    1876 · The First Worlds Fair in the U.S.

    Age 22

    The First official World's Fair, was held to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia. 37 Countries provided venues for all to see.

    Name Meaning

    English: habitational name from Barnes (on the Surrey bank of the Thames in London), named with Old English bere-ærn ‘barn, a storehouse for barley and other grain’, or a topographic name or metonymic occupational name for someone who lived by or worked at a barn or barns, from Middle English barn ‘barn, granary’.

    English: variant of Barne, with excrescent -s, derived from either the Middle English personal name Bern, Barn (based on the Scandinavian personal name Biǫrn or Old English Beorn, both from a word meaning ‘warrior’), or from Middle English barn (Old Norse barn) ‘child’. The latter term is found as a byname for men of the upper classes; it might also have had the meaning ‘young man of a prominent family’, like Middle English child (see Child ).

    Irish: in Ireland in many cases this is no doubt the English name, but in others it is possibly an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Bearáin ‘descendant of Bearán’, a byname meaning ‘spear’.

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

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