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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), Michael "Mike" Breit (1960-1991), Dana Schaber (1959-1991), Tim Berlin (1960-2012) and Chris Willems (1961-1991) outstanding friends who left us far too soon. Many thanks to those who have left flowers.
Note that Chris C. Willems died in the line of duty while protecting us all as a highly awarded Sedgwick County Sheriff. His marker accurately reads, "Here Lies A Hero." Chris left a wife, two daughters, his mother and a grandmother. Chris is further remembered at the Sedgwick County Law Enforcement Memorial located at Central and Main Streets in Wichita and at the national memorial in Washington, D. C.
Another memorial of interest is that of a hunter of man-eating big cats in India, Edward James "Jim" Corbett (1875-1955). Hunting alone and on foot, he answered these pleas for help in ventures other hunters described as too difficult or simply suicide. In 30 years Corbett put an end to 33 man-eaters that had claimed 1,500 victims and years of sheer terror. He achieved this while on the big cats' own turf without aid of automobile or modern communication and while on leave from his job. And he never accepted a reward. Only after the urging of his friends Corbett wrote his first book, "Man-eaters of Kumaon" where the hunter and the hunted frequently switched roles making other thrillers seem like children's nursery rhymes. It became a world-wide best seller with Corbett sending his first royalties to soldiers blinded in the war. He later switched his gun for a camera becoming a spokesperson for big cats and all endangered wildlife. Following Corbett's death a national park (in India) and a tiger species were named in his honor.
Just 100 years later, with much of its habitat gone, the wild tiger is almost gone.

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.

In 2002, I interviewed Marguerite (Barnes) Dow (1897-2002) of Mount Hope, Kansas. She spoke of hearing her grandfather, Armstead L. Barnes, saying that he rode off on his own horse to help the South win during the Civil War. I didn't think about it until later that Marguerite had lived in 3 centuries!

Courthouse janitor Daniel Cason died in 1911 in Newton, Kansas. The rest is that he was a former slave and Union Civil War soldier. A real survivor.

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

We are descendants of passengers of the famed pilgrim ship Mayflower. Recently, a descendant of Jacob Hayden (1836-1906) became a member of the Mayflower Society by supplying the required documentation showing that this Hayden line descends from John Alden and Priscilla Mullins, passengers on the Mayflower. Jacob Hayden was a brother of Sophia S. Hayden that married Elijah Hicks Barnes (1845-1933). Every family has its important links to history. This is certainly one of ours.

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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rj Harlan
RE: Edward Pierce
I'm a descendant of Edward through his daughter Mary Harlan. Edward was the 2nd son of Strother and stayed behind in Joplin when the rest of family moved to Kansas. Have known of relationship for years but only in last couple of weeks decided to establish various connections oh findagrave.
Added by rj Harlan on Dec 30, 2016 4:30 PM
Dixie Shacklett Hatfield
RE: Ben S. Dowell
Okay, thanks.
Added by Dixie Shacklett Hatfield on Dec 18, 2016 3:30 PM
Eric Carlson
RE: Sarah Lavon Lynch and Lester Lynch
I have transferred management/ownership of both memorials to you. I'm glad that they have found a home with someone who cares for and remembers them. We all deserve that but unfortunately it doesn't happen to everyone. The veterans cemetery in Winfield is quite beautiful and is well worth a visit if you haven't been there. I believe their ashes would be placed with appropriate honors if you contact the cemetery administration. They must have expected to be there as their memorial is in the crematory wall. I really liked that the cemetery emphasizes that the veterans will not be buried alone there. Someone will be there. To me that is a big deal. Let me know when you update the memorials as I will definitely read them.

Eric Carlson
Valley Center, Kansas
Added by Eric Carlson on Dec 15, 2016 7:39 PM
Linda Trammell
John David "JD" Trammell
Here is his genealogy if you wish to add to his memorial. Good work! Love the site!
Added by Linda Trammell on Nov 29, 2016 4:05 PM
Diane Addington
From Meade County, Kentucky Vital Statistics, F.H.L. film #GS0216834. This film shows deaths in Meade County. Toward the bottom of the page is Daniel F. Hayden, who died in Dec. 1857. The upper part of this page may contain the previous year, 1856.

This image shown here is small, but reads, "James E. Miller, white, 6 years of age, male, date of death is December 25, cause of death: horse kicked, accident, parent: James Miller.
Added by Diane Addington on Sep 22, 2016 7:18 AM
Marsha Hopkins
RE: Sheila Laughlin
Jerry's mother was Vern Adams, Jack's first wife. Jerry's memorial is # 145545336. Jerry and his sister Shelia passed away very unexpectedly a year and a half ago.
Added by Marsha Hopkins on Jun 04, 2016 6:36 PM
Diane Clark Smith
RE: Flower
I appreciate the picture you shared on the memorial of Betty and James Jeffress. You wrote me James was a good friend of your father's. Another curiosity as I read your dad's story is that I attended North High School in my junior year, 1964-1965. I grew up in Salina and Wichita. My first two children were born in Wichita. I have very few memories of that year as I married and left school so I had other things on my mind. My relation is with Betty Lou's family. Her grandmother is my great-grandfather's sister. Florence "May" Knox Stafford and Jessie Madison Knox. Florence was the youngest of a large family. When the Knox family left Arkansas they moved to Wynnewood very near Paul's Valley. I am waiting on Florence's death certificate to arrive so I can locate her burial place and link the Wichita burials.

Diane Clark Smith
Added by Diane Clark Smith on May 27, 2016 8:33 AM
Cynthia Stevens-Smith
RE: Walkers
Larry, my 4th great grandfather was Henry Hardin Walker who's sister was Mary Elizabeth Walker. When I started my family research back in 1997 my mother gave me some handwritten family sheets she had gotten from her grandmother Nancy Walker who Married John Timothy Clawson. When I first uploaded my tree to ancestry that was before I had a scanner, so I haven't scanned those family sheets. I have them stored in a box somewhere, so I will see if can find them and scan them.
Added by Cynthia Stevens-Smith on May 20, 2016 1:27 PM
John & Linda Russell
RE: Wheelers & Coles TN>TX
Larry - Good to hear from you. I wondered the same but I'll check my records and get back to you when I return from my trip.

Regards John
Added by John & Linda Russell on May 12, 2016 11:25 AM
Lola Pitman Snyder
Doyle Barnes
Found Doyle Leslie Barnes he was living with his mom and step-dad Loyd Friend in Baxter Co., Ark. in 1940.

He was born 10/5/1931 and passed 8/22/1983 in Madison Co., Ark. Buried Walnut Grove Cemetery #86349567. Requested that he be connected to his parents.
Added by Lola Pitman Snyder on May 05, 2016 7:59 PM
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