Riverious Bidwell Barnes

13 June 1869–6 June 1941 (Age 72)
Plattsmouth, Cass, Nebraska, United States

The Life of Riverious Bidwell

When Riverious Bidwell Barnes was born on 13 June 1869, in Plattsmouth, Cass, Nebraska, United States, his father, Addison Gustavus Barnes, was 37 and his mother, Lucinda Merrilla Brockett, was 31. He married Elizabeth Steer on 12 September 1892, in Lead, Lawrence, South Dakota, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 4 daughters. He lived in Lincoln, Lancaster, Nebraska, United States for about 5 years and Beulah, Crook, Wyoming, United States in 1900. He died on 6 June 1941, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 71.

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Family Time Line

Riverious Bidwell Barnes
Elizabeth Steer
Marriage: 12 September 1892
Ruth Beatrice Barnes
Florence Esther Barnes
Lory Maxwell Barnes
Mary Mabel Barnes
Barbara Elizabeth Barnes

Spouse and Children

12 September 1892
Lead, Lawrence, South Dakota, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Addison Gustavus Barnes


    Lucinda Merrilla Brockett




    Horace Greeley Barnes


    Nellie A Barnes


    Buell Barnes


    Addison G Barnes



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World Events (8)

1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 1

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.
1882 · Electricity Comes to Los Angeles

Age 13

Electricity was first introduced to Los Angeles. The first electric street light had “three carbon-arc lamps of three thousand candle-power” and stood 150 feet tall. 
1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 21

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

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)

  • Rexerous Barnes in household of A G Barnes, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Riverious B Barne?, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Rive B Barnes in household of A G Barnes, "Nebraska State Census, 1885"

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