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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), Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kansas? Other memorials include Lezlie S. Boast (1959-2001) and Dana Schaber (1959-1991), dear people who left us far too soon. Many thanks to those who have.
Take a look (if you would) at the memorial of an amazing man, hunter of man-eating big cats in India, Edward James "Jim" Corbett (1875-1955). Hunting alone and on foot, Corbett answered these calls for help in a venture that other hunters described as too difficult or simply said was suicide. Over a period of 30 years Corbett put an end to 33 man-eaters that had claimed 1,500 victims and years of sheer terror. He accomplished all this on the big cats' own turf without aid of automobile or modern communication and while on leave from his job. And never accepted a reward. Only after the urging of friends, he wrote his first book, "Man-eaters of Kumaon" where the hunter and the hunted frequently switched roles making other daring thrillers seem like mere nursery rhymes. It became a world-wide best seller with Corbett sending his first royalties to soldiers blinded in the war. He would later switch his gun for a camera and become a spokesperson for endangered wildlife. Following his death they named a national park and a tiger species after him.

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, a 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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Mary Weigandt
John Robinson
Thanks for the quick reply! I am still working on finding how Thomas G Robinson of Hardin, KY connects to John of Breckinridge. I did find an unsourced reference for maybe? this? John Robinson on an Ancestry tree. I've written to get information. After pulling the 1860 & 1870 census for Thomas G Robinson of Hardin, KY and finding no John listed, which he should have been. I'm really wondering. It may take some time to reply further on this. Thanks for your help.
Added by Mary Weigandt on Jul 23, 2015 5:26 PM
Wiatt
RE: Gladys Hiatt Scott
Thank you Larry. That makes sense.
Added by Wiatt on Jul 18, 2015 4:29 AM
Diane Hurst
RE: Holly B. Sims memorial, Wichita
I've added the info to his memorial page. Please let me know if you'd like me to make any changes.
Added by Diane Hurst on Jul 11, 2015 4:26 PM
Wilda Hill
RE: Judith Dowell memorial
Thank you so much for the addition of her obit. Faye
Added by Wilda Hill on Jun 16, 2015 9:16 PM
Wilda Hill
RE: Dowell photos
I wish I had a better picture of Jim Dowell, but his face has a bad spot. I would be happy to be in charge of this. Faye
Added by Wilda Hill on Jun 16, 2015 9:15 PM
Wiatt
Gladys Hiatt Scott
Hi Larry. FYI.
I can't prove this but I suspect that Gladys Hiatt Scott's maiden name was Yates (Memorial # 18005664) (1909-1992) --- that her first husband was Everett Guymon Hiatt (Memorial # 18005561) (1905-1957),
but she married a second time (to a Mr Scott).
Thanks, William Wiatt.
Added by Wiatt on Jun 02, 2015 7:53 AM
Ellis & Lynn
Benjamin Floyd Barnes
Just a note to let you know that Ben "Junior" Barnes, the last surviving of their parents' seven children, passed away this week. More details are on Findagrave Memorial #147171176.
Added by Ellis & Lynn on May 30, 2015 9:40 PM
Sandra Lytch
The Ross Family in Kentucky
Hi Larry Barnes, I told you that I was going to get back with you on this, and here I am. I know that at least two Barnes relatives of yours married into my Ross family (the youngest son to Joseph; Samuel). Well, weeks later and thousands of hours of research and swollen ankles, I finally found the lineage to Joseph Harve Ross who married Nancy Williams. You created the memorial for Nancy and thank you so much, because I would have totally been lost without that! Anyway, I've linked up Joseph Ross to his father, grandfather, and gr grandfather, so feel free to take a look if time permits. I also shortened the bio up some, too. Ha! Thanks again for all of your help. - Sandra Lytch
Added by Sandra Lytch on May 30, 2015 12:18 PM
stb852
RE: Bernice Hayden marker photo
Thank you for your words of encouragement. I cannot express what this means to me. May you be blessed for blessing another. Sherral
Added by stb852 on May 27, 2015 5:41 AM
Martha King
James Board Dowell
Larry,
Elijah Dowell is my line in the James Board Dowell
Family. There two missing from that line but having trouble finding their graves. Mary S Dowell
Stith, 1825 or 1826-1880 Kentucky on both. Married Edmond Stith in Aug 22, 1844. Find her in the Census of 1880 in Texas.
Neehmiah Dowell 1823-1827 birth year, Death 1862 Texas, Possible Civil War Death, One report said He was Kicked in the head by a horse.
Do you know anything on these or if they are connected?
Added by Martha King on May 22, 2015 7:57 AM
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