Alma Barney

14 July 1848–27 December 1930 (Age 82)
Springfield, Sangamon, Illinois, United States

The Life Summary of Alma

When Alma Barney was born on 14 July 1848, in Springfield, Sangamon, Illinois, United States, his father, Henry Charles Barney, was 32 and his mother, Marcy Jane Lucas, was 35. He married Alice Ann Gardner on 22 September 1871, in Kanarraville, Iron, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Utah, United States in 1870 and Panguitch, Garfield, Utah, United States for about 20 years. He died on 27 December 1930, in Parowan, Iron, Utah, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Panguitch, Garfield, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Alma Barney
Alice Ann Gardner
Marriage: 22 September 1871
Alma Barney
Harriet Barney
George Henry Barney
Mary Alice Barney
Sarah Elizabeth Barney
Edgar Lawrence Barney
Josephine Barney
Jesse Newton Barney
Grace Odelia Barney
Ava Delilah Barney

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    22 September 1871Kanarraville, Iron, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World
    Age 8
    William Rand opened a small printing shop in Chicago. Doing most of the work himself for the first two years he decided to hire some help. Rand Hired Andrew McNally, an Irish Immigrant, to work in his shop. After doing business with the Chicago Tribune, Rand and McNally were hired to run the Tribune's entire printing operation. Years later, Rand and McNally established Rand McNally & Co after purchasing the Tribune's printing business. They focused mainly on printing tickets, complete railroad guides and timetables for the booming railroad industry around the city. What made the company successful was the detailed maps of roadways, along with directions to certain places. Rand McNally was the first major map publisher to embrace a system of numbered highways and erected many of the roadside highway signs that have been adopted by state and federal highway authorities. The company is still making and updating the world maps that are looked at every day.
    Age 15
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment
    Age 22
    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.

    Name Meaning

    English: habitational name from Barney in Norfolk, which is probably named with an Old English personal name Bera (with genitive -n) + Old English ēg ‘island, dry ground in a marsh’.English: from the personal name Barney, a pet form of Bernard .Scottish: possibly from the Old Norse personal name Bjarni (from bjǫrn ‘bear’).

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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    Story Highlight

    Alice Ann Gardner

    Left from Liverpool 4 Feb 1854 arrived in New Orleans 18 March 1854, 42 days. Company leader was D. Curtis there were 464 LDS passengers. Ship was built in 1852 at St. Johns, New Brunswick, Canada. B …

    Sources (51)

    • Alma Barney, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
    • Alma Barney in entry for Geo H Barney and Adeline Gottfredson, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
    • Alma Barney in entry for Adelia Barney Tebbs, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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