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James Francis "Jimmy" Barnes
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Birth: Oct. 9, 1882
Boone County
Missouri, USA
Death: Jul. 16, 1941
Columbia
Boone County
Missouri, USA

Jimmy was the eldest child of James T. and Eleanor K. (Fortney) Barnes.

Jimmy played the fiddle. On December 1, 1907, he married Dora M. Forbis in Columbia, Boone County, Missouri. He was a Republican and she was a Democrat which, years later their daughter Betty recalled, made for "lively dinner conversation". Jimmy and Dora's children were
Dorothy M. (1908),
Arthur Graham (1909),
Elsie Lorrain (1910),
Owen James (1913),
John (1915),
Ernest Sherwood (1918),
Anna "Louise" (1920),
Harriet Elois, (1921),
Betty Rose (1927) and
Goldie Marie (1928).

Jimmy made his living as a farmer and for a time was part owner of a coal mine. He loved playing his fiddle. He was blinded in the mid-1920's in a farming accident when steam from a tractor blew up in his face. He learned to cane chairs, to earn money, and used a braille typewriter for correspondence and writing poetry. He never actually saw his youngest two children.

Jimmy died of a heart attack on the front porch of his home on a summer evening while talking with his wife and two youngest daughters. 
 
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 Parents:
  James Tilton Barnes (1856 - 1918)
  Eleanor Katherine Fortney Barnes (1864 - 1957)
 
 Spouse:
  Dora Mildred Forbis Barnes (1890 - 1953)
 
 Children:
  Dorothy M Barnes Castle (1908 - 1985)*
  Arthur Graham Barnes (1909 - 1977)*
  Elsie Lorrain Barnes Westbrook (1911 - 1970)*
  Owen James Barnes (1913 - 1972)*
  John Barnes (1915 - 1998)*
  Ernest Sherwood Barnes (1918 - 1997)*
  Anna Louise Barnes Dickerson Stone (1920 - 1984)*
  Harriet Elois Barnes Bradley (1921 - 1968)*
 
 Siblings:
  James Francis Barnes (1882 - 1941)
  Floyd Barnes (1892 - 1906)*
  Helene L. Barnes Shrewsbury Rodick (1908 - 1974)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Columbia Cemetery
Columbia
Boone County
Missouri, USA
Plot: Section 29
 
Created by: tbickellb
Record added: Apr 23, 2010
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James Francis Jimmy Barnes
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James Francis Jimmy Barnes
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- Mike L.
 Added: Oct. 29, 2014

- tbickellb
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