Charles M Barney

1872–2 September 1948 (Age 76)
Michigan, United States

The Life of Charles M

When Charles M Barney was born in 1872, in Michigan, United States, his father, Benjamin Barnea, was 36 and his mother, Lavina, was 26. He married Adella M Swartz on 16 April 1884, in Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 daughters. He lived in Paw Paw Township, Van Buren, Michigan, United States in 1900 and St. Louis, Minnesota, United States in 1930. He died on 2 September 1948, in Grand Rapids, Itasca, Minnesota, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Tower, St. Louis, Minnesota, United States.

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Charles M Barney
Adella M Swartz
Marriage: 16 April 1884
Eva Barney
Lulu M. Barney
Myrtie Barnes
Mabel Barney

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16 April 1884
Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States


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World Events (8)

1872 · The First National Park

Age 0

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.
1879 · New State Capitol Building Dedicated

Age 7

After the second state capitol had been destroyed, Michigan Governor Henry P. Baldwin initiated the passing of a bill that would cover the costs for a new building. The bill was adopted and raised over $1 million by a six year state income tax. Architect Elijah E. Myers' design named Tuebor, or I will defend, was selected and he was commissioned to design the new capitol building. The renaissance revival brick and sandstone building soared 267 feet from the ground and was dedicated on January 1, 1879.
1893 · The Minnesota State Flag

Age 21

The Flag of Minnesota was adopted on August 2 and consists of scenes from the seal of Minnesota. The flag has been modified over the years to be easier to manufacture.

Name Meaning

English:1. habitational name from Barney in Norfolk, which is probably named with an Old English personal name Bera (with genitive -n) + Old English ēg ‘island’, ‘dry ground in a marsh’. 2. from the personal name Barney, a pet form of Bernard .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Chas Barnes, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Charles Barney in household of Benjamin Barney, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Charles M Barney, "United States Census, 1930"

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