Sarah Celia Barnes

17 November 1904–29 December 1985 (Age 81)
Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United States

The Life of Sarah Celia

Sarah Celia Barnes was born on 17 November 1904, in Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United States as the daughter of Clement Charles Barnes and Kinkard. She married Carroll Browning Martin on 21 December 1927, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States. She died on 29 December 1985, in Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in West Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United States.

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Carroll Browning Martin
Sarah Celia Barnes
Marriage: 21 December 1927

Spouse and Children

    Carroll Browning Martin



21 December 1927
Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Clement Charles Barnes






World Events (8)

1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 2

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.
1913 · The Completion of the Keokuk Dam

Age 9

The Keokuk Dam was completed in 1913 and began to power the surrounding area. It was the largest single capacity powerhouse in the world at the time. After World War II, the powerhouse was modernized and all the units were converted in 2002. It remains the largest privately owned and operated dam on the Mississippi River.
1926 · Iowa becomes a provider of food to the world

Age 22

Pioneer Hi-Bred International was the leader company experimenting with hybridization of corn and other seeds for agriculture in the world. It helped make different kinds of crop able to grow in harsh conditions so that other parts of the world would be able to farm and become self-sufficient. It was bought out by DuPont in 1999 and has continued to help struggling countries around the world.

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)

  • Sarah Burns in household of Carles C Burns, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Sarah Barnes in household of Clement C Barnes, "Iowa State Census, 1925"
  • Sarah B Martin in entry for Clement A Sones, "Iowa, Marriage Records, 1941-1951"

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