|Birth: ||Jul. 11, 1865|
|Death: ||Apr. 5, 1940|
Inscription on headstone written by James F. Barnett:
I.O.O.F. K. OF P.M.W.A.
A FARMER AND COMMERCIAL TRAVELER
U.S.A. AND CANADA 25 YEARS.
TRAVELED OVER A MILLION MILES
BUT THE LOVE OF FAMILY AND HOME
WAS MY GREATEST PLEASURE
OUR SON GAVE HIS LIFE
FOR THE WOMEN AND CHILDREN
OF OUR BELOVED COUNTRY.
FAMILY MEMORIAL ON THE OLD HOME FARM
7 MILES SOUTH OF MEMPHIS
The headstone monument has been vandalized with the removal of photos on all sides. Unknown when this occurred.
JAMES F. BARNETT, owner of The Barnett Telephone Co. of Rutledge, Mo., was born on a farm in Scotland county, Mo., in July, 1865. He was educated in the public schools, and at the State Normal School, Kirksville, Mo. He left the farm in 1886 and spent a number of years as a commercial traveler. He entered the telephone business in 1902 by building the system of the Barnett Telephone Co., Rutledge, Mo., as well as exchanges at Gorin and Bible Grove, which system he owns. In 1906 he organize the County Home Telephone Co., Quincy, Ill., and in 1908 organized the Farmers United Telephone Co., of Panama and Bennett, Neb. He organized the Anderson Home Telephone Co., of Garnett, Kan., in 1910. Mr. Barnett was an organizer of the Missouri State Telephone Association in 1905, and serves as traveling secretary. He has made special field work for the Independents a success in Missouri, Nebraska, Kansas, and Illinois and has served the Lincoln T. & T. Co., Lincoln, Neb., the Kansas Long Distance Telephone Co., Kansas City, Mo., and others.
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Thomas Again Barnett (1838 - 1914)
Martha Barnett (1843 - 1914)
Mary Katherine Batts Barnett (1869 - 1922)
Maryann Barnett Barb (1860 - 1941)*
James Francis Barnett (1865 - 1940)
Port Royal Cemetery
Created by: Quietude
Record added: Dec 20, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 63161414