Simon Barnes

20 February 1855–31 December 1930 (Age 75)
Hamilton, Illinois, United States

The Life of Simon

When Simon Barnes was born on 20 February 1855, in Hamilton, Illinois, United States, his father, Thomas Barnes, was 32 and his mother, Lucinda Clark, was 29. He married Mary Elizabeth Gooding on 3 July 1879, in Barry, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Jenkins, Barry, Missouri, United States in 1900 and Clayton, Union, New Mexico, United States in 1910. He died on 31 December 1930, in San Juan Bautista, San Benito, California, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in San Juan Cemetery, Hidalgo, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Simon Barnes
Mary Elizabeth Gooding
Marriage: 3 July 1879
Ellis Sylvester Barnes
Victor Barnes
Alvid B Barnes
Frances Isabelle "Fannie" Barnes
Ben Ballard Barnes
Osie Fleda Barnes
Albert Barnes

Spouse and Children


    Mary Elizabeth Gooding


3 July 1879
Barry, Missouri, United States


+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings



    William Preston Barnes



    John Barnes


    David Barnes


    George Washington Barns


+5 More Children

World Events (8)

1857 · 7.9 Earthquake In Fort Tejon

Age 2

The Fort Tejon earthquake, on January 9, 1857, registered at 7.9, making it one of the largest earthquakes ever recorded in the United States. Only two people were killed, largely due to the sparse population in the area where the earthquake occurred. As a result of the large scale shaking, the Kern River was turned upstream and fish were stranded miles from Tulare Lake as the waters were rocked so far from its banks.

Age 5

In 1860, the Pony Express used men riding on horseback to carry mail between St. Joseph, Missouri, and Sacramento, California.
1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 20

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.

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)

  • Sim Barnes in household of Alva Barnes, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Simeon Barnes, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Simeon Barnes, "United States Census, 1900"

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