|Birth: ||May 6, 1875|
New York, USA
|Death: ||Feb. 4, 1934|
New York, USA
Friday, February 9, 1934
The Otsego Farmer
Kent Barney, well-known resident of Milford, died at 9 o'clock Sunday morning at his home on West Main Street in that village. Death was caused by rheumatic fever. He had been sick only a week and seemed to be improving Friday, but Satruday noon suffered a sinking spell from which he never rallied.
Mr. Barney was the youngest of five children of Ellery H. and Mary (Spencer) Barney and was born May 6, 1875, in the town of Milford, where he spent his entire life. He attended the Milford schools and Albany business college. Later he engaged in farming, dairying and the raising of Ayrshire cattle, succeeding his father and brother, E.H and C.S. Barney, with the Ayrshire herd which his father had been the first to import into the town of Milford in 1868. Mr. Barney was a regular exhibitor in cattle shows in this and ajoining states. He was vice president of the Otsego-Delaware Ayreshire club at the time of his death.
Prominent in local affairs, Mr. Barney also held membership in the Methodist Church. He was a member of the couty Democratic committee for several years, a member of the Board of Education and former president of that group for some time, postmaster during the Wilson administration, succeeding his brother, the late Dr. C.S. Barney, who died after a few months in office and had been appraiser of animals for the state department of farms and markets.
In this work he became acquainted with many farmers and dairymen in every town in this county and in many of the adjoining counties. He was successful in this line of work as he was an excellent judge of cattle and had always been desirous of giving the dairymen as much as he could for their condemned cattle without being unfair to the state.
He married Anna M. Jones of Herkimer December 29, 1897. Surviving are his widow, one son, Ellery R. Barney, a teacher in the Central School here, two grandchildren, Kent Dean and Mary Louise Barney, and several cousins and more distant relatives.
He will be greatly missed by the people of the community where he had always been so weel known. His wife, who had always been closely associated with him in his work, especially as appraiser, generally going with him on his trips; his son, who was associated with him in business, his daughter—in-law and two grandchildren, whose welfare and interest were always uppermost in his mind, will have the sympathy of a large circle of friends.
Funeral services were held from his late home in Milford Wednesday afternoon at 2:30. The Rev. N.B. Ripley and the Rev. H.E. Austin, pastor of the Methodist Episcopal church had charge. Burial was made in the family plot in the Milford cemetery.
Ellery H. Barney (1836 - 1899)
Mary Spencer Barney (1839 - 1909)
Anna Jones Barney (1874 - 1949)*
Ellery Robert Barney (1899 - 1976)*
Charles Spencer Barney (1859 - 1914)*
William D. Barney (1860 - 1908)*
E Libbie Barney (1862 - 1879)*
Kent Barney (1875 - 1934)
New York, USA
Created by: Culletto180
Record added: Jan 08, 2010
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