Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Claude H. and Linnie T. Barnes


Claude H.
Jan. 6, 1907
Aug. 22, 1977

Linnie T.
Nov. 14, 1910
July 7, 1932

The roses may fade, the lilies die,
but the flowers immortal bloom on High

Buried Ferguson Cemetery, Livingston County, Kentucky. Tombstone photographed 4 December 2013.

In 1920, Claude Barnes was enumerated in the household of his parents, Pat H. and Mamie Barnes.[1]  Linnie T. is living nearby with her parents.[2]

According to her death certificate, Linnie was born near Birdsville, Kentucky and was the daughter of Gus Henry, who was born at Birdsville, and Myrtle Harris, born in Hopkins County, Kentucky. [3] She died of tuberculosis. 

After Linnie's death, Claude went to Detroit, where he worked as a die setter and was a lodger, along with James A. Barnes and Margaret Barnes, on Baker Street. [4]   On 10 May 1941, Claude married Emma Hargis Elkins in Henry County, Ohio. He was listed as born in Kentucky, lived Detroit and was a widower.[5]

Claude H. Barnes  died in Paducah at the age of 70 years. According to his obituary, he was survived by a sister and a brother. Services were held at Smith Funeral Home Chapel and burial was in Ferguson Cemetery, near Smithland. He was a member of Wolverine Masonic Lodge No. 484 F&AM in Detroit.[6]

[1] 1920 Livingston County, Kentucky census, Dyer Hill, Roll T_625-587, E.D. 118, page 2B, Ancestry.com.
[2] 1920 Livingston County, Kentucky census, Dyer Hill, Roll T_625-587, E.D. 117, page 3A, Household of Gus and Myrtle Henry, Ancestry.com.
[3] Kentucky Death Certificate #30082, Linnie T. Barnes, Ancestry.com.
[4] 1940 Wayne County, Michigan census, Detroit, E.D. 84-908, page 6A, Ancestry.com.
[5] Ohio County Marriage Records 1774-1993, Henry County, Ohio 1914-1982, Ancestry.com
[6] "Claude Barnes, Reidland, dies at 70," Paducah Sun-Democrat, Mon., 22 August 1977, p. 5B.

Published 22 May 2018, Western Kentucky Genealogy Blog, http://wkygenealogy.blogspot.com/

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