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Larry E. Barnes (#5663157)
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Bio Photo Please use the edit button when making requests as it gives me a link to the memorial.

I would like to ask if you would take a moment to place a flower at my dad's memorial, Gene H. Barnes (1928-2007) at Wichita Park Cemetery, Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kansas? Many thanks to those who have.

At one time or another, we have all looked at a cemetery and felt that the people buried there are not only long gone, they're also long forgotten. And if it happens to be our relatives or friends it can leave an especially empty feeling. But, Findagrave empowers us to put an end to those concerns. Therefore, I now view cemeteries as a place where people can be remembered and their stories saved and shared rather than lost.

Just one of the many lives that sticks with me is that of Daniel Cason, former slave and Union Civil War soldier who died in Newton, Kansas in 1911 at the age of 67. What incredible obstacles some have been forced to overcome.

Within most people, there is a basic desire to learn the events of their family's history. The fortunate ones get to experience those moments of discovery. As Gordon Lightfoot wrote, "to know the wherefore and the why."

My Barnes ancestry;
James Barnes, Died in 1795 in Nelson County, Kentucky.
Elijah Barnes (1777-1845) Died in Nelson County, Kentucky.
Armstead Barnes (1809-1854) Died in Meade County, Kentucky.
Elijah Hicks Barnes (1845-1933) Died in Clinton County, Missouri.
George Richard Barnes (1870-1944) Died in Montrose County, Colorado.
Elijah Harry Barnes (1902-1973) Died in Wichita, Kansas.
Gene Harry Barnes (1928-2007) Died in Wichita, Kansas.

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Messages left for Larry E. Barnes (340)[Leave Message]
Tami Kudlauskas
RE: Ida Lane
Thank you so much for that information on Ida.
Added by Tami Kudlauskas on Sep 08, 2014 10:05 AM
RE: Fife, Wright
Do u have ancestry tree on I do have a cousin that comes down from Drucilla Wright's line.
Added by PamJlnKnab on Aug 28, 2014 10:09 AM
Stephanie Massey
Anna M Nygren
Thank you so much for adding the details to my grandmother's memorial.
Added by Stephanie Massey on Aug 16, 2014 5:30 AM
Bob Matthews
Thanks for adding the Whitfield links.
Added by Bob Matthews on Aug 12, 2014 4:31 AM
Becky Doan
RE: Matthew Riddle updates
I've been looking for info about these two sisters this morning, Agnes #97462668 and Marie #93734461, and found this:

There are some Riddles buried in Lyon County and I was trying to link them, including Samuel # 68603383, the son of Matthew.

1850 United States Federal Census
about Mathew Riddle
Name: Mathew Riddle
Age: 35
Birth Year: abt 1815
Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Home in 1850: Spring, Centre, Pennsylvania
Gender: Male
Family Number: 163
Household Members:
Name, Age
Mathew Riddle 35
Eliza A Riddle 26
Margaret A Riddle 7
Sarah J Riddle 6
Samuel Riddle 4
Nancy A Riddle 3
Mary Isabella Riddle 1

Added by Becky Doan on Jul 11, 2014 10:46 AM
RE: Fife, Wright
Do u have a tree with Drucilla has 2 sons and 2 daughters I know of.. I belongs from Washington Lucas Fife's line as Perry Commdore Fife's brother. Can email me at
Added by PamJlnKnab on Jul 02, 2014 12:07 PM
Nancy (Hitchcock) Clewell
Fife Family
Hi Larry: I am researching this family line for a friend of my mother-in-laws. I will let you know what I run across and share whatever info I can dig up.

Also....your name is sooo familiar! I think I may have run into you on Find A Grave with memorials in southern Kansas.
Added by Nancy (Hitchcock) Clewell on Jul 01, 2014 5:27 PM
Brenda (Pierson) David
RE: Joseph and Rebecca Lanning
Thanks very much. I have Ethel Albin's books - both the Descendants...and the Lanning Letters. They are treasures! Thanks for your part in working with her on the Barnes line.
My connection to Joseph Leander Lanning is his brother, John Riley Lanning. He's my 2nd G-Grandfather. Thanks again!
Added by Brenda (Pierson) David on Jun 23, 2014 2:10 PM
Phil Patrick
RE: Making a positive difference
Thanks Larry

I feel bad because I haven't been able to do anymore for people with their request in the last few months due to health issues. Hoping to get back at it in a month or two. It's nice to know that there is still a lot of good people around in this world isn't it.....
Added by Phil Patrick on May 12, 2014 5:55 PM
Thank you for the flowers on my mother's memorial
Added by GeekyGraveGirl on May 05, 2014 3:13 PM
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