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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.
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 calls for help in ventures other hunters described as too difficult or was 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 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. At the urging of friends he wrote his first book, "Man-eaters of Kumaon" where the hunter and the hunted frequently switched roles making other thrillers seem like 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 endangered wildlife. Following Corbett's death a national park and a tiger species were named in his honor.

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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Just wanted to say thank you for all the work you do here. Recently I've submitted parent and spouse link edits (which you promptly approved) and noticed the care and detail you take with memorials you add. I'm not related to any of the memorials that were linked; just researching Wisconsin burials and pleased to find family you added in Kansas. Want to express my gratitude for all your work here on Find A Grave. What a treasure for generations that will follow. Thank you ever so much!
Added by AlongTheWay on Sep 29, 2015 9:28 AM
Dana Thompson
Septimus F. R. Thompson & Jane Cole Wheeler Thompson
I was viewing Septimus F. R. Thompson's Find A Grave page today and saw the new document added regarding Septimus' marriage to Jane Cole Wheeler posted by John & Linda Russell. I sent a message to the Russell's that contains additional information about connections between the Thompson and Wheeler families. In that posting, I mentioned that Charles L. (one of Septimus' sons) & May (Wheeler) Thompson married in December 1905 in OK; a copy of their marriage license can be found on Following May Wheeler Thompson Mallory through the 1910-1940 census records indicate that she was born in Texas. I hope you or someone in your family might find this information helpful.
Added by Dana Thompson on Sep 03, 2015 10:56 AM
Alyson Dee Moore
Alvy Moore
Larry, yes, my father Alvy Moore was in a film with Gregory Peck. It was called "Designing Woman" with Lauren Bacall.Thanks for the kind word at his page.
Added by Alyson Dee Moore on Aug 17, 2015 2:53 PM
John & Linda Russell
RE: Rufus Wheeler letter
Larry - Yes Oglethorpe Colony is what he wrote and I have spent hours over the years trying to find official documentation but have yet to find any. I think he is correct but not being from that part of the country it is hard to get into the records. Maybe now that more is on-line we may get lucky and find some information. I will keep checking but if you find something please let me know.

Best Regards - John
Added by John & Linda Russell on Aug 11, 2015 10:27 AM
John & Linda Russell
RE: Jane Wheeler
Larry - Good to hear from you. As you can see from the marriage document I got it at the Grayson Co., Courthouse in 2010 when we were visiting some of our family in Texas. I researched Census and property records that showed that Jane lived just up the road from Steptimus. I am so far behind in my data entry and I really don't want to put anything on until I have done the research. While in Texas I also found the marriage document for Steptimus' 3rd wife. As far as what Jane died from I found a note on one document to that effect but I can't put my hand on it at the moment - I'll try to remember to send you a copy when I find it. I am sure you also have several filing cabinets of stuff you have collected. By the way you have done a really nice job with the biographical sketches you have put on Find-A-Grave for your family. We live in Northern California now so it is a little more difficult do the hands on digging that we used to. Last time over in Texas I did get copies of the Probate records for Robert B. George and also the information on the Guardian Bonds that he was responsible for the minor Wheeler children - I haven't had time to do anything with them yet.
Added by John & Linda Russell on Aug 10, 2015 4:57 PM
Amy Frederick
Columbus Cemetery Wathena, KS
Larry - You recently transferred a number of memorials at this cemetery to me. Well, my husband and I visited there last week and snapped a number of photos. I am in the process of adding those photos to the corresponding memorials. It occurred to us to wonder, since you had created the memorials without photos, if you had access to a record book for that cemetery. If so, we would love to know about that so as to perhaps view that source ourselves. Please let me know. Thanks! - Amy Frederick
Added by Amy Frederick on Aug 09, 2015 2:31 PM
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Thanks for all your work, especially in Izard County.
Added by scott on Aug 08, 2015 4:32 PM
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
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
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