Elmer Lucius Barnes

1 August 1841–27 April 1924 (Age 82)
Hardwick, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Elmer Lucius

When Elmer Lucius Barnes was born on 1 August 1841, in Hardwick, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Lucius Barnes, was 29 and his mother, Nancy Towne Cole, was 26. He married Sarah Huldah Sturtevant on 8 January 1864, in Ware, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons. He lived in Ware, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States in 1900 and Lebanon, Grafton, New Hampshire, United States in 1920. He died on 27 April 1924, in Hinsdale, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States, at the age of 82.

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Elmer Lucius Barnes
Sarah Huldah Sturtevant
Marriage: 8 January 1864
Willard Elliot Barnes
Emery Arthur Barnes
Leon Wilson Barnes
Wallace Seneca Barnes

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8 January 1864
Ware, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States


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World Events (7)


Age 5

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Age 22

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

Age 22

The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.

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)

  • Lucius E Barnes in household of Lucius Barnes, "Massachusetts State Census, 1865"
  • Elmer L Barnes in household of Lucius Barnes, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Lucius E Barnes in household of Lucius Barnes, "United States Census, 1850"

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