|Birth: ||Jul. 2, 1853|
|Death: ||Jun. 10, 1901|
Second wife of James H. Barnes.
Daughter of Jacob & Mary Ann Creamer Harrell.
Mother of Rose Barnes Spiker, Fanny Barnes Harsh, and Lawrence Lloyd Barnes.
(Source: 1901 Biographical Memoirs of Wabash County, Indiana, pp 306-308)
"On August 31, 1873, Mr. Barnes was married to Miss Etta Harrell, by whom he has two sons and three daughters, three of whom are living: Rose, wife of Waren Spiker, a capitalist and one of the stirring young business men of Wabash, Indiana; Fannie J., wife of B. Harsh, of Wabash, and the mother of one little girl, Champa; and Lawrence V., who is yet a student in the eighth grade of the public schools, and mathematics and history are his choice in studies.
"Mrs. Barnes was born in this vicinity July 2, 1853, and is a daughter of Jacob and Mary Ann (Creamer) Harrell. Her father was born in Decatur County, Indiana, in 1818 and died in 1895. He was a well-known agriculturist of this county, a believer in the principles of the Democratic party and an honored member of the United Brethren Church. Her mother was born in Ohio, September 20, 1820, but was reared in Indiana. She is now nearing the eighty-first milestone in life's journey, but is so well preserved that she might easily pass for several years younger. She is the mother of seven children, four sons and three daughters, four of whom are living and honored residents of Wabash County. Mrs. Barnes attended the public schools and grew up in this township. She was a small maiden of ten years and assisted Mr. Enyard in planting the first corn which was put in on the estate. They are members of the Christian Church of Wabash and are among the most highly respected residents of the county. ....
"Since compiling the above, Mr. Barnes has been called upon to mourn the death of his dear companion in life, as she departed this life June 10, 1901.
"She was a lady whose beautiful, pure life was replete with all those cardinal traits of character which make the model wife and loving mother. Her life was a beautiful mirror, which reflected all along the journey of life's pathway of forty-eight years, whose deeds which were as so many milestones. Her charity to the poor and needy and her strong and wife-like support to her husband in the establishment of their home, was one of the characteristics of Mrs. Barnes. She was a devout member of the Christian Church, and her life work was felt within the boundaries of the community. Her home was her paradise, and the tender love and care of her children was her joy and pride.
"Mother and wife has gone to her just reward, and her sweet presence is now canceled within the home circle. She was laid to rest in the pretty country cemetery known as Hopewell Cemetery, and the cortege or funeral obsequies were the largest ever held in North Lagro."
Jacob Harrell (1818 - 1895)
Mary Ann Creamer Harrell (1820 - 1906)
James H Barnes (1838 - 1918)*
Rose B Barnes Spiker (1874 - 1958)*
Fanny Barnes Harsh (1878 - 1973)*
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Mary Etta Harrell, daughter of Jacob and Mary Ann (Creamer) Harrell. She married James H Barnes in 1873, and they had three children: Rose B Barnes Spiker, Fanny J Barnes Harsh, and Lawrence Lloyd Barnes.|
Added: Jul. 23, 2009