|Birth: ||Feb. 7, 1885|
|Death: ||Apr. 12, 1955|
Albert H. Barnes was the oldest of 9 children of William Burnis Barnes (1864-1912), born in Missouri, and Eva Barbara Dowell Barnes (1865-1915), born in Meade County, Kentucky. Albert may have been named after his mother's oldest brother, Albert McKay Dowell (1859-1945). William B. and Eva B. Barnes are buried at Sodville Cemetery, also known as Kingsdown Cemetery, in Ford County, Kansas, on property that they had donated for the cemetery.
It is interesting how names are handed down, but their spelling and origin can be lost after a generation or two. The middle name of Albert Barnes appears to always be spelled as Hix, even in family notes written by his aunt Mollie Barnes Gauld (1875-1968). It can be quickly argued that Albert's middle name was actually a misspelling of Hicks. Albert's grandfather was Elijah Hicks Barnes (1845-1933), who is shown in different records as E. H., Hick and Hicks. The origin of this name certainly appears to be Rev. George H. Hicks (1814-1873) a Baptist minister who performed the marriage of Elijah Hicks Barnes and wife Sophia S. Hayden and was the minister at their Hill Grove Baptist Church located in rural Meade County, Kentucky for 30 years. Rev. George H. Hicks was a locally famous and popular minister in Meade, Hardin, and Nelson Counties, Kentucky. Over his career, Rev. Hicks was the minister of 21 different churches, 6 at the same time. He Baptised more than 1,500 people and married 250 couples. Amazingly, Rev. George Hicks performed the funeral for Elijah Barnes in Nelson County, Kentucky in 1845, the grandfather of Elijah Hicks Barnes (1845-1933).
When the First Presbyterian Church of Kingsdown, Ford County, Kansas was organized on July 30, 1905, Albert Barnes and his parents are listed among the 16 charter members.
Albert H. Barnes of Kingsdown, Kansas, age 25, and Myrtle Bingham, Wichita, Kansas, age 19, applied for a marriage license in Sedgwick County, Kansas on June 10, 1910.
Children of Albert and Myrtle include;
1. An infant buried in Kingsdown, Ford County, Kansas
2. Paul Clayton Barnes
3. Lorina G. Barnes
4. Fern E. Barnes
5. Merlin D. Barnes
6. William Barnes
7. Myrtle Barnes
8. Beatrice Barnes
9. Irvin or Irwin Barnes
Family notes state that Albert Barnes attended Friends University in Wichita, Kansas. In 2002, Friends University informed me that student records are no longer available for that time period.
In 1920, Albert Barnes and family were living in Hamilton County, Kansas, Lamont Post Office. Albert's occupation was farming. The census shows them as;
A. H. Barnes, age 34, born in Missouri
Myrtle M., wife, age 28, born in North Dakota, father born in Canada, mother born in Michigan
Paul C., age 8. born in Kansas
Lorina, age 5, born in Kansas
Fern E., age 3, born in Kansas
Merlin D., age 7/12, born in Kansas
In 1930, Albert Barnes and family were living in Elkhart, Morton County, Kansas. The town of Elkhart is located about 10 miles east of the Colorado border on the Kansas/Oklahoma border.
The census shows their family as;
Albert H. Barnes, 45, farmer
Myrtle, wife, 38
Paul, son, 18
Lorena, dau., 15
Fern, dau., 13
Merlin, son, 10
William, son, 6
Myrtle, dau., 9/12
In 1935, Albert Barnes and family were living at Syracuse, Hamilton County, Kansas. (Per 1940 census.) Syracuse is located about 75 miles north of Elkhart.
In 1940, Albert Barnes and family were living in Lincoln Park, Fremont County, Colorado. Lincoln Park is a town adjacent to, and to the south of Canon City. The census shows their family as:
A. H. Barnes, 55, born in Mo., farmer
Myrtle Barnes, wife, 48
Paul Barnes, son, 28, born in Ks.
William Barnes, son, 16, born in Ks.
Myrtle Barnes, dau., 10, born in Ks.
Beatrice Barnes, dau., 8, born in Ks.
Ervin Barnes, son, 3, born in Ks.
William Burnis Barnes (1864 - 1912)
Evelyn Barbara Dowell Barnes (1865 - 1915)
Myrtle M. Bingham Barnes (1891 - 1965)
Paul Clayton Barnes (1911 - 1953)*
Albert Hix Barnes (1885 - 1955)
George Calvin Barnes (1887 - 1892)*
Elmer Bruner Barnes (1890 - 1961)*
Eva Elizabeth Barnes (1892 - 1892)*
Burnis B. Barnes (1894 - 1987)*
Jesse Hayden Barnes (1896 - 1979)*
Neva Jarret Barnes Clevenger (1899 - 1988)*
Vera Swan Barnes Smith (1901 - 1989)*
Roy Paul Barnes (1908 - 1992)*
Plot: Sec. 35, block 20
Created by: Larry E. Barnes
Record added: Dec 31, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 23659566