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Olive May Morefield Barnes
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Birth: Jul. 8, 1877
Elkhorn
Walworth County
Wisconsin, USA
Death: Apr. 18, 1914
Milwaukee
Milwaukee County
Wisconsin, USA

Elkhorn Independent 23 Apr 1914
DEATH CALLS MRS. H. T. BARNES
SUCCUMBS IN MILWAUKEE HOSPITAL EARLY SATURDAY

Funeral Services at Pewaukee Monday and Here Tuesday--Interment at Spring Prairie--Was 37 Years Old
Mrs. Herbert T. Barnes, whose sickness in St. Mary's hospital, Milwaukee, following the birth of a little daughter, was mentioned in these columns last week died at 3:30 Saturday morning. Her death was due to albumen poisoning, a condition which developed only a few hours before the end. Continued improvement from the previous Saturday, when she underwent a serious operation to save the life of her child, had given the relatives and hospital authorities unusual encouragement, and up to Friday evening there was nothing alarming in her condition. Shortly after 8 o'clock a change was noticeable and from that time on she declined rapidly until death ensued.
The body was removed to the home at Pewaukee, Saturday where the funeral was held at 1 o'clock Monday afternoon. Following the services there the body accompanied by the bereaved husband, and relatives was brought to Elkhorn, arriving on the Eagle train Monday evening and taken to the Morefield home, the funeral party comprising Mrs. T. W. Morefield, Miss Alice Morefield, H. D. Barnes, Miss Lovinia Barnes, Mrs. C. P. McAssey, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Lockney, Miss Laura Farrar, Mr. and Mrs. Ira Lockney and Mrs. Samuel McNeil. Brief services, conducted by Rev. C. A. Hemenway, were held at the house at 10 o'clock Tuesday morning and were largely attended by Elkhorn friends. The interment was in the Barnes lot in Hickory Grove cemetery at Spring Prairie, the body being borne to its final resting place by W. C. Norton, J. G. Voss, Perry Jackson, T. A. Clark, M. J. Niesen and F. H. Eames. The magnificent display of floral pieces and flowers, surpassing in profusion and beauty anything ever seen at an Elkhorn funeral, bore mute testimony to the love and high regard in which the deceased was held by her friends, both here and at Pewaukee.
Olive Burden Morfield, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas W. Morefield, was born in this city July 8, 1877. It was here that she developed in beautiful girlhood, was educated in the public schools and lived until her marriage to Dr. Herbert T. Barnes, June 7, 1895. From November 1899 up to a short time before her marriage she was a faithful employee of the Independent as bookkeeper and office assistant. No one perhaps among her many acquaintances felt the charm of her rare courtesy and joyous, sunny temperment more than her co-workers in this office. Her loving ways and pleasing manners endeared her in the hearts of all with whome she came in contact. After her marriage to Dr. Barnes they went to Maywood, Ill., to live, and a few years later a change of location was made to Pewaukee. Here Mrs. Barnes became a member of the Congregational church, and also of the Eastern Star. In both church and lodge circles she was a faithful and earnest worker, and her interest and devotion were always manifest.
Her heartbroken husband, mother and sisters have the sympathy of the entire community at this time of their great sorrow. 
 
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 Parents:
  Thomas William Morefield (1850 - 1911)
  Genora Wales Morefield (1844 - 1933)
 
 Spouse:
  Herbert Trumbull Barnes (1876 - 1952)
 
 Children:
  Olive Barnes (1912 - 1912)*
 
 Siblings:
  Alice Genora Morefield (1872 - 1956)*
  Rose Laura Morefield (1875 - 1933)*
  Olive May Morefield Barnes (1877 - 1914)
  Mabel Wales Morefield McAssey (1882 - 1973)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Hickory Grove Cemetery
Spring Prairie
Walworth County
Wisconsin, USA
 
Created by: Rosemary Royce Schullery
Record added: Mar 11, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 66792743
Olive May <i>Morefield</i> Barnes
Added by: Karen Bryant
 
Olive May <i>Morefield</i> Barnes
Added by: KEN ARTLIP
 
Olive May <i>Morefield</i> Barnes
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1st Cousin, 2x removed.
- Karen Bryant
 Added: Aug. 26, 2012
 
 
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