George Washington Barnes

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

The Life 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, Adair, Missouri, United States.

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George Washington Barnes
Catherine Louisa Warren
Marriage: 27 June 1900
James Otha Barnes
Rhoda Mae Barnes
Fay Barnes
Ivie Barnes
Ortha Barnes
Oral Washington Barnes

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27 June 1900
Goldsberry, Macon, Missouri, United States




    Fay Barnes


    Ivie Barnes


    Ortha Barnes


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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.
1877 · Last Troops Leave

Age 3

In 1877, the last of the troops that were occupying North Carolina left.
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

1 English: topographic name or metonymic occupational name for someone who lived by or worked at a barn or barns, from Middle English barn ‘barn’, ‘granary’. In some cases, it may be a habitational name from Barnes (on the Surrey bank of the Thames in London), which was named in Old English with this word.2 English: name borne by the son or servant of a barne, a term used in the early Middle Ages for a member of the upper classes, although its precise meaning is not clear (it derives from Old English beorn, Old Norse barn ‘young warrior’). Barne was also occasionally used as a personal name (from an Old English, Old Norse byname), and some examples of the surname may derive from this use.3 Irish: 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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Sources (3)

  • George W Barnes, "United States Census, 1940"
  • George Barnes in household of James H Barnes, "United States Census, 1880"
  • George W Barnes in household of Annie J Barnes, "United States Census, 1880"

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