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Lewis Henry Barnum
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Birth: Sep. 23, 1893
Noble County
Indiana, USA
Death: Jul. 8, 1952
Montcalm County
Michigan, USA

Son of Henry Russell LYSHER and Catherine "Katie" Alice MCCLELLAND. Lewis changed his last name to BARNUM, because he worked with the circus for awhile, before he married his wife.


BARNUM Lewis H. Obituary 1952

The Big Rapids Pioneer; Big Rapids, Mecosta, Michigan; Publ: Wednesday, 9 Jul 1952; Page 1

Lewis H. Barnum Services Friday

Lewis H. Barnum, 59, died Tuesday afternoon in Kelsey hospital in Lakeview after a brief illness. Mr. Barnum was born in Albion, Indiana, Sept. 25, 1892. He came to Michigan several years ago and had recently lived on a farm three miles south of Morley. He is survived by five sons, Lawrence of Chicago, Leo and P.T. Barnum of Morley, Harry of Coopersville, and Donald of Grand Rapids. There are six daughters, Mrs. Joseph Abel of Grand Rapids, Mrs. Francis DeVries of Marion, Mrs. Henry Thorsen of Big Rapids, Mrs. Bill Gordon of Grand Rapids, Mrs. James Detmer, Ft Knox, Ky., Gloria B. at home. He leaves one sister, Mrs. Leo Congdon of Flint, and there are ten grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held from the Rogers Funeral Home Friday afternoon at 2 O'clock and interment will be made in Pine Plains cemetery.


Family links: 
  Henry Russell Lysher (1863 - 1941)
  Catherine Alice McClelland Lysher (1872 - 1914)
  Hester Elizabeth Hand Barnum (1898 - 1961)
  Lucille Helen Barnum Abels (1916 - 2000)*
  Lawrence Gilbert Barnum (1918 - 2005)*
  Leo Clifford Barnum (1920 - 2001)*
  Verita Labell Barnum De Vries (1921 - ____)*
  PT Barnum (1925 - 1996)*
  Harry Lester Barnum (1928 - 1997)*
  Luella Marie Barnum Gordon (1931 - 1961)*
  Marshall Leroy Barnum (1940 - 1940)*
  Mary Kate Lysher Gross (1886 - 1928)**
  Bessie Marie Lysher Cram (1890 - 1951)*
  Ella Matilda Lysher Congdon (1892 - 1974)*
  Lewis Henry Barnum (1893 - 1952)
  Sherman Lee Lysher (1898 - 1963)*
  Harland Edward Lysher (1898 - 1975)*
  Harry Leonard Lysher (1904 - 1990)*
  Gertrude Leona Lysher McMahon (1907 - 1979)*
  Lawrence Archie Thomas (1913 - 1986)*
*Calculated relationship
Pine Plains Cemetery
Big Rapids
Mecosta County
Michigan, USA
Maintained by: Marcia Shears
Originally Created by: Richard Weston
Record added: Apr 30, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 36587796
Lewis Henry Barnum
Added by: Marcia Shears
Lewis Henry Barnum
Added by: Marcia Shears
Lewis Henry Barnum
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Added by: May you be blessed with love & flowers-Phyllis
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I never knew you great-grandfather, but heard some wonderful stories. It was a pleasure to find this nice photo. It was nice to hear my grandmother recall a story about you that went "...he was so handsome, that...", wonderful family memories.
- andrew smith
 Added: Aug. 17, 2012
For my Grandfather
- Marcia Shears
 Added: Mar. 27, 2010
Rest in Peace Grandfather
- Henry
 Added: Feb. 13, 2010
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