George Washington Barnes

30 November 1874–26 April 1956 (Age 81)
Queen City, Schuyler, Missouri, United States

The Life Summary of George Washington

When George Washington Barnes was born on 30 November 1874, in Queen City, Schuyler, Missouri, United States, his father, James Newton Barnes, was 31 and his mother, Olive Ann Barnes, was 22. He married Catherine Louisa Warren on 27 June 1900, in Goldsberry, Macon, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Wilson, Adair, Missouri, United States for about 10 years and Atlanta, Macon, Missouri, United States in 1930. He died on 26 April 1956, in Kirksville, Adair, Missouri, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Gibbs Union Cemetery, Wilson Township, Adair, Missouri, United States.

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Family Time Line

George Washington Barnes
1874–1956
Catherine Louisa Warren
1882–1972
Marriage: 27 June 1900
James Otha Barnes
1901–1975
Rhoda Mae Barnes
1907–1986
Fay Barnes
1913–
Edith Ivie Barnes
1914–2006
Ortha Barnes
1915–
Oral Washington Barnes
1916–1992

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    27 June 1900Goldsberry, Macon, Missouri, United States
  • Children

    (6)

    +1 More Child

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (6)

    +1 More Child

    World Events (8)

    1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii
    Age 1
    In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
    1889
    Age 15
    The Oklahoma Land Run on April 22, 1889, was the first land rush, or land opened for settlement on a first-come basis, opened to the Unassigned Lands. The land rush lured approximately 50,000 people, saddled with their fastest horses, looking to claim their piece of the newly available two million acres. The requirements included the settler to live and improve on their 160 acres for five years in order to receive the title. Choice land tempted people to hide out and get an early lead on their claim. These people became known as “sooners.” It is estimated that eleven thousand homesteads were claimed. Oklahoma Historical Society - Land Run of 1889
    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson
    Age 22
    A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

    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.

    Possible Related Names

    Barrington
    Barns
    Child

    Sources (11)

    • George W Barnes, "United States Census, 1940"
    • George W Barnes, "Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991"
    • George Washington Barnes, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"

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