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James Elmer "Barney" Sears
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Birth: Feb. 24, 1874
New Cambria
Macon County
Missouri, USA
Death: Apr. 11, 1950
Lane County
Oregon, USA

LA PLATA HOME PRESS, La Plata, Missouri
April 20, 1950.
---Mrs. Herman Baldwin of LaCrosse, Missouri, received word of her father's death in Eugene, Oregon.
---James Elmer "Barney" Sears was born February 24, 1874 near New Cambria and spent most of his life in Macon County, near and in, the Elmer community. In January, 1936, he moved to Oregon where he died April 11, 1950 at the age of seventy-six years, one month and eighteen days.
---He was married to Francis Susan Meeks September 28, 1893 who preceded him in death May 31, 1934. To this union no children were born but in August, 1922 they adopted a daughter, Mary Iona Sears, to whom they were very kind and loyally loving her as though she were their own child.
---Death was attributed to an asthamatic heart condition, causing him to pass away while asleep.
---He is survived by his adopted daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Herman Baldwin and three granddaughters, Toby, Glenna and Esta Baldwin, all of LaCrosse, Missouri and a half-sister, Mrs. Clarence Swarthout of La Plata and several nieces and nephews and a host of friends.
---Funeral services were held at the Mills Funeral Home. Interment was in the Cottage Grove cemetery near Eugene, Oregon.

To see the memorial for his adopted daughter click here: Mary Ione (Wallace) Baldwin

Family links: 
  James Milton Sears (1839 - 1910)
  Rebecca Banning Sears (1841 - 1872)
  Francis Susan Meeks Sears (1873 - 1934)
  James Elmer Sears (1874 - 1950)
  Myrtle Eureka Sears Swarthout (1880 - 1965)**
  Joseph Franklin Sears (1882 - 1937)**
*Calculated relationship
Fir Grove Cemetery
Cottage Grove
Lane County
Oregon, USA
Maintained by: Larry & Helen in Ok.
Originally Created by: Farm Girl from MO.
Record added: Dec 26, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 45818023
James Elmer Barney Sears
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2nd cousin 3 times removed
- Larry & Helen in Ok.
 Added: Jan. 12, 2013

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