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.
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’.
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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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