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Wilson Barnes


Posted By: Marie Salisbury (email)
Date: 3/12/2023 at 21:56:23

Maquoketa Excelsior, Jan. 26, 1899

Hardly had we begun to realize that it was true that one of our foremost and
best citizens had passed to his eternal home before there came the sad news of
the departure of another – Wilson Barnes. Mr. Barnes died Sunday morning about 9
o’clock after several days of hovering between life and death. All that loving
care and medical skill could do was of no avail, and thus the community is
brought to bear the loss of one of its best friends, a man whose excellent
business qualities and public spiritedness made him an indispensable adjunct to
the commercial interests of our city. A man of excellent character, honest,
industrious, he was loved and respected by all, and while the greatest loss is
upon the wife and son, they have the sincere and heartfelt sympathy of the
entire community. Wilson Barnes was born in England, Jan. 30, 1830, and so had
completed, lacking one day, 69 years of mortality. At the age of 10 years he
came to America settling in New Jersey, from there going to Pennsylvania. In
1848 he came west to Illinois, where at Round Grove, Whiteside county, in 1851,
he was united in marriage to Mary Jane Harmon with whom he has lived happily
ever since. To them was born one son, Frank, who, with the widow, survives to
mourn the loss. Funeral services will be held at the Congregational church
Wednesday afternoon at 2 p.m., Rev. Samuel Shepherd conducting them.


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