Thelma Jane Barnes

5 July 1927–13 November 1994 (Age 67)
Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Thelma Jane

When Thelma Jane Barnes was born on 5 July 1927, in Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Emil Azro Barnes, was 40 and her mother, Albion Brallier Barnes, was 36. She married Lewis Rich Higdon on 24 April 1949, in Charlotte, Mecklenburg, North Carolina, United States. She lived in Portsmouth, Saint John, Dominica in 1935 and Asheville Township, Buncombe, North Carolina, United States in 1940. She died on 13 November 1994, in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 67, and was buried in South Morgan Cemetery, Morgan, Morgan, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Robert Rees Dansie
Thelma Jane Barnes
Marriage: 24 June 1977

Spouse and Children

24 June 1977

Parents and Siblings


    Albion Brallier Barnes




    Marian Leon Barnes


    Hazel Irene Barnes


    Virgina Mae Barnes




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World Events (8)

1928 · The Tower Theater

Age 1

The Tower Theatre is a historic film theater operated by the Salt Lake Film Society. The theater presents independent films and is a venue for the Sundance Film Festival. It also presents classic films on occasional weekends and hosts a movie-rental library for those that want to expand their cinematic knowledge.

Age 2

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.
1945 · Peace in a Post War World

Age 18

The Yalta Conference was held in Crimea to talk about establishing peace and postwar reorganization in post-World War II Europe. The heads of government that were attending were from the United States, the United Kingdom and the Soviet Union. Later the Conference would become a subject of controversy at the start of the Cold 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)

  • Thelma Barns in household of Emil Barns, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Thelma Jane Barnes, "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 "
  • Thelma Jane Barnes, "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 "

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