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Willis Halsey Barnum
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Birth: Jul. 15, 1859
Ohio, USA
Death: Jun. 2, 1950
Perry
Lake County
Ohio, USA

Death today claimed Willis H. Barnum, 90, at the home of his son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Leon Barnum, River Rd., Perry, following an illness of three months.

Mr. Barnum, whose predecessors were early settlers in Ohio, had been a familiar figure in Lake and Geauga Counties for the last 43 years.

He was born July 15, 1859, at Phalanx Mills, O., which was settled by his grandfather, and attended a district school in Braceville, Trumbull County until he was 14 years old, then decided to make his own way in the world.

In 1875 he bought a livery stable with ten horses in Garrettsville, and later went into the team business and moved to Cleveland where he drove horse-drawn street cars on Woodland Ave. for two years.

He was especially well known in Chardon, where he peddled "hull corn" for 40 years. Similar to hominy, this product was much in demand in those days.

In 1880 he married Miss Emma Davis, who preceded him in death several years ago.

Surviving him are three sons, Pearl of Montville, Hugh of Unionville and Leon of Perry; 16 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. 
 
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 Parents:
  Henry Tracy Barnum (1837 - 1917)
  Emily Cowles Barnum (1840 - 1871)
 
 Spouse:
  Emma Davis Barnum (1859 - 1935)*
 
 Children:
  Lottie Belle Barnum Nelson*
  Pearl Tracy Barnum (1892 - 1958)*
  Hugh Franklin Barnum (1893 - 1977)*
  Leon David Barnum (1898 - 1988)*
 
 Siblings:
  Willis Halsey Barnum (1859 - 1950)
  Hiram Sizer Barnum (1877 - 1929)**
  Floyd Elta Barnum (1879 - 1951)**
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Evergreen Cemetery
Painesville
Lake County
Ohio, USA
 
Created by: Gerald "Jerry" Hobson
Record added: Oct 18, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 30662387
Willis Halsey Barnum
Added by: Gerald "Jerry" Hobson
 
Willis Halsey Barnum
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