William Barnes 1829 - 1915
BARNES, BANISTER, SIMMONS
Posted By: Colette Miles (email)
Date: 6/9/2017 at 16:56:45
Another Veteran Has Crossed Over
William Barnes, Pioneer Resident, Is Laid to Rest
William Banres, another of the pio-neer residents of Cherokee county and veteran of the civil war, responded to the last taps at Quimby on Thursday, Feb 25, aged 85 years. For many years Mr. Barnes was engaged in the hotel business at Quimby and was well known and highly esteemed.
Mr Barnes ws born in Cenauga county, N. Y. in the town of Green, April 22, 1829. He leaves to mourn his death, besides his wife, four child-ren. Seeley A. Barnes of Quimby, A B Barnes, Mrs. Fanny Banister and Mrs. Nettie Simmons of Cherokee, also twenty-two grandchildren and ten great grandchildren. Mr. Barnes was a member of the M. E. Church and lived a consistent christian life. He was a veteran of the civil war and served his country well in time of need.
Funeral services were held in the M. E. church at Quimby Saturday at 12 o'clock and the remains were brought to Cherokee on the afternoon train, burial taking place in Oak Hill. A number from here including members of Custer Post G A R, attended the services at Quimby.
(source: The Semi-Weekly Democrat, Cherokee Iowa, March 1, 1915, page 2)
Cherokee Obituaries maintained by Cindy Booth Maher.
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