|Birth: ||Nov. 27, 1871|
|Death: ||Jan. 9, 1945|
James Jehu Barnes was born November 27, 1871 in Cassville, Barry County, Missouri, USA.
His parents were Absalom Barnes (1831 – 1910) and Nancy Jane Gibson (1839 – 1900).
His siblings included John Abijah (1860 – 1942); Martha Elizabeth (1866 – 1936); Mary Alice (1867 – 1947); General Gaines (1873 – 1941); and Cazwell Green (1873 – 1941).
The 1880 US Federal Census shows Jehu residing in Grayson, Texas with his family.
In 1899 Jehu married Mary Amanda "Mandy" Vaughan (1876 – 1940).
The 1900 US Federal Census shows Jehu and Mandy residing in Jenkins and Mountain Townships, Barry, Missouri.
Their children included: Conrad Clement (1901 – 1975); Nellie Louisa (1904 – 2000); Frances Margaret "Fannie" (1907 – 1967); Vaughan Jehu (1910 – 1982); Harold Wayne (1913 – 1997); Woodrow W. (1916 – 1961); and Curtis Lee (1923 – 2007).
The US Federal Census records show the family from 1910-1930 residing in Texas.
The 1900 US Federal Census for Jenkins and Mountain Townships, Barry, Missouri, states that Jehu is a farmer.
In 1910 in Gainesville, Cooke, Texas he was a house carpenter.
In 1920 in Sherman, Grayson, Texas he was working for the railroad as a tank man.
In 1930 in Sherman, Grayson, Texas he was a welder in an iron foundry.
Mandy passed away August 31, 1940 in Albuquerque, Bernalillo County, New Mexico. She was driving to home in Sherman, Grayson, Texas, from visiting their daughter Frances and Frances' family in Huntington Beach, Orange County, California.
Jehu came to reside with daughter Frances and her family.
This was during World War II.
Jehu proudly became an air raid warden.
And he went to the Huntington Beach pier almost every day to fish, and would bring home a great catch--at least one bucket full, sometimes two buckets.. What the family didn't eat right away, Frances would can in Kerr canning jars; and Jehu and his son (and Frances' brother) Curtis would smoke in the fish smoker. That way, there was plenty of fish for all the family.
His occupations had included working in an iron foundry, which left him partially deaf. On his own time he made creative, useful and artistic items from iron work.
Jehu was also an excellent carpenter and furniture maker and furniture refinisher.
His son-in-law Frank had a well-equipped tool layout in the family garage. Jehu would make splendid furniture for the family. And he got an antique desk for his grand-daughter Cherie J. and refinished it to a splendid appearance.
He carved wonderful items from wood. These included the three monkeys "See no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil;" and a turkey caller.
Jehu had friends in Huntington Beach, with whom he frequently got together. They enjoyed the game of tossing horse-shoes, at which Jehu was expert.
He was a 32nd Degree Mason. Wherever he lived, in Texas and California and elsewhere, he attended meetings of the Masonic Order.
James Jehu Barnes passed away January 9, 1945 in Frances and Frank's home on Elmira Street, Huntington Beach, Orange County, California.
Absolum Barnes (1831 - 1910)
Nancy Jane Gibson Barnes (1840 - 1915)
Mary Amanda Vaughan Barnes (1876 - 1940)
Conrad Clement Barnes (1901 - 1975)*
Frances Margaret Barnes Garvin (1907 - 1967)*
Vaughn Jehu Barnes (1910 - 1982)*
Harold Wayne Barnes (1913 - 1997)*
Martha Barnes Perkins (1866 - 1939)*
James Jehu Barnes (1871 - 1945)
General Gaines Barnes (1874 - 1941)*
Caswell Green Barnes (1877 - 1916)*
West Hill Cemetery
Plot: Buried 01.14.1945. 1st addition, lot 88, space 01, south east corner, record #6412
Created by: Cherie J.
Record added: Apr 05, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 67930884
For my grandfather James Jehu Barnes. Rest in peace.|
Added: Feb. 4, 2013
Added: Apr. 6, 2011