Wilford Barnes

Male28 March 1897–12 October 1937

Brief Life History of Wilford

When Wilford Barnes was born on 28 March 1897, in Kaysville, Davis, Utah, United States, his father, Oscar Barnes, was 24 and his mother, Mary Ellen Bennett, was 19. He married Estella Pearl Groom on 14 August 1918, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He died on 12 October 1937, in Idaho Falls, Bonneville, Idaho, United States, at the age of 40, and was buried in Lewisville Cemetery, Jefferson, Idaho, United States.

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Family Time Line

Wilford Barnes
Estella Pearl Groom
Marriage: 14 August 1918
Darwin Barnes
Donna Mary Barnes
Clifton W. Barnes
Delbert James Barnes
Joan Lyle Barnes

Sources (54)

  • Wilford Barnes, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Wilford Barnes, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"
  • Wilford Barnes, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    14 August 1918Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children (5)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (12)

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    World Events (8)

    1898 · War with the Spanish

    Age 1

    After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

    1901 · The Daughters of Utah Pioneers

    Age 4

    The Daughters of Utah Pioneers was organized by Annie Taylor Hyde after she invited a group of fifty-four women to her home to find ways to recognize names and achievements of the men, women and children who were the pioneers. They followed the lead of other national lineage societies, such as the Daughters of the American Revolution. They were legally incorporated in 1925.

    1908 · The Bureau of Investigation is formed

    Age 11

    Known as the National Bureau of Criminal Identification, The Bureau of Investigation helped agencies across the country identify different criminals. President Roosevelt instructed that there be an autonomous investigative service that would report only to the Attorney General.

    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.

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    Story Highlight

    My Life Story - By Lillie Lucile Barnes (January 25, 1955)

    MY LIFE STORY Written by Lillie L. Barnes (January 25, 1955) I, Lillie Lucile Barnes, was born August 23, 1910, in a small, two-roomed, red brick house in Blackfoot, Bingham County, Idaho. My father …

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