Barnes, James H. 1840-1918
BARNES, HUNT, MEYER, CONWAY
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Date: 2/21/2004 at 23:58:24
Obituary - Monona Leader, Feb. 21, 1918
James H. Barnes was born Aug. 1, 1840 at New Carlisle, Indiana, and died at his home at Mason City, Saturday, Feb. 16, 1918, aged 77 years, 6 months and 16 days. Mr. Barnes came with his parents to Monona in 1860, and at the outbreak of the Civil War he enlisted in Hackett's Brigade, U.S. Cavalry and served about one year in the western army; being discharged at Fort Snelling on account of disability, the fall of 1864. In June 1867 he was married to Miss Harriet Hunt of Monona, and to them six children were born, Florence, Dudley, Lucille, Charles, Genevieve and Maude. Florence and Lucille prededed their father in death. In the early days Mr. Barnes followed farming, later engaging in the real estate business, buying and selling much property in Monona. He also built several residences here, and was identified with much of the activities of Monona in its growing days. He moved from Monona to McGregor about 1898, where he formed a partnership with Hoyt and McNeal in the hardware business, and after a few years he moved to Spencer, Iowa and later to Mason City, where he resided until the time of his death, being for years a traveling salesman for a large coal firm, where he was unusually successful. He was of a genial, happy disposition and made friends with all whom he associated with, and was especially devoted to his family, with whom he spent and enjoyed the happiest part of his life. His health failed him about two years ago, and his death was caused from a stroke of apoplexy. He leaves to mourn his loss, his wife, two sons, Dudley of Mason City and Charles of Ottumwa, Mrs. Jack Meyer and Mrs. Bert Conway of Mason City; also 5 grandchildren besides many other relatives and friends. The funeral services were held at the home in Mason City, and the remains brought to Monona Tuesday afternoon for burial in the family lot in Monona cemetery.
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